We have two spaces to present entertainment, The Historic State Theatre, and the recently renovated Jewel Theatre.
The Art Deco-era splendor, as designed by noted architect S. Charles Lee makes The State the gem of Downtown Modesto. The towering sconces, the larger-than-life, gold-leafed embellishments throughout, the hand-painted murals, are all decorative elements dating from 1934 when the theater was presented on Christmas Day to an appreciative, rural community drawn to the glamour, excitement and an escape only Hollywood movies could provide.
The State Theatre’s brand-new second screen, The Jewel, is an intimate 25 seat, state of the art screening room, located right next door to The State. Often described as a mini replica of The State it showcases its own gold leafed embellishments and hand-painted murals.