Virtual Screenings FAQ

While The State Theatre is closed we will be offering curated virtual screenings, lectures, and discussions to entertain, educate, and engage you while we’re apart! We’re moving quickly to put this new service in place, so please be patient if we run into some initial technical issues.

Below, we will do our best to answer most of your questions about all the different programming we’ll be offering.

New Releases

Q: HOW DO I WATCH THE FILMS?

A: Every new release we offer will be available through the individual distributor’s websites and streaming services. You’ll be taken to their websites to purchase and watch the film, but a portion of your ticket will help support The State. You’ll find details about each film and distributor below.

 

Q: I JUST PURCHASED THE FILM, BUT I DON’T SEE HOW TO WATCH IT?

A: First, check your email, and make sure your purchase went through. The email you were sent should have a link for you to watch the film.

Q: I’M A STATE THEATRE MEMBER; IS THERE A MEMBER PRICE?

A: Unfortunately, due to our agreements with distributors, we aren’t able to offer member pricing for these films. But don’t worry—we’ll be extending your member benefits for the length of the closure when we re-open. These rentals will help ensure that we are able do that—and if you’d consider an additional donation to The State, you can do so here. Thank you for your support!

Q: CAN I USE STATE THEATRE GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR VIRTUAL SCREENING ROOM FILMS?

A: Unfortunately, that’s not an option at the moment. You’ll be able to use them when we reopen—thank you for your support!

Virtual Education Seminars

Q: WHAT DO I GET WHEN I REGISTER FOR A VIRTUAL EDUCATION SEMINAR?

A: When you register for a virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts. Two days before the discussion, you’ll receive an email to download and watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own (please note, The State will not be providing the film, though we will let you know where it’s available to rent and/or stream), before the discussion which will be at a set time presented on Zoom. You’ll have the opportunity to submit questions to the instructor before the discussion, and to ask them during through a moderator.

Q: HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR?

A: We will be hosting our seminar through Zoom. If you don’t have an account, you do not need to create one, you can check in as a guest.

Q: HOW DO I WATCH THE FILM?

A: Access to the film is not included as part of your registration, but we will direct you to where you can rent and/or stream it on your own. If you happen to already own a copy of the film, feel free to just watch that!

Q: WHEN DO I WATCH THE FILM?

A: Once you’ve been sent the pre-recorded introduction, you can watch the film whenever it’s convenient for you, before the set discussion time.