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Address: 375 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 6234 6318
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Description: Located in North Hobart, the State is a local independent cinema that has...
Located in North Hobart, the State is a local independent cinema that has entertained generations of Tasmanians for over 100 years. In addition to eight cinema screens, we also have a boutique bookstore, cafe bar and rooftop cinema. Our cinema is licensed, so you can enjoy a glass of wine while enjoying a movie!
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The cinema heart of the city

The State Cinema is over 100 years old and yet is the contemporary heart of the city for all those interested in film as a medium. As well as showing the most diverse collection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The State Cinema is over 100 years old and yet is the contemporary heart of the city for all those interested in film as a medium. As well as showing the most diverse collection of contemporary international and local films, it regularly hosts film festivals and special events. It has a very good bookshop and represents a real place of... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Just had lunch at the State Theatre. Not the first time of course, as we live nearby. The food was really tasy, I had fish paced in coconut milk with coriander. Just delicious. Certainly not a huge serve, but really good for a light lunch. ($16.50). The frittata is really good value ($12), the various cakes are pretty to look... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A trip to the cinema with a difference. Excellent choice of films (many not shown in 'popular' cinemas), comfortable theatres and a three story cafe / restaurant worth visiting in its' own right.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The State is a great Hobart asset, it has a great range of films on and even though some of the cinemas are small I like the intimate setup which allows a wide range of films to get a run. I admit I go their pretty regularly, sometimes I don't even know what to see until I get there and... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The State cinema has done wonderful things for movies in Hobart. It shows many movies that do not come to the chains, and it is wonderful to be able to see these movies. The cafe and bar are good places to meet friends even if not attending a movie. My only gripe is that maybe too many cinemas have been... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I love seeing a movie at the State Theatre every time I am in Hobart visiting family. The theatres are small and intimate, comfortable and a bit quirky in this beautiful old building. You can have a lovely inexpensive lunch in the restaurant there in modern, light surroundings before or after the movie. Its well worth it.

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Paris, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

funky renovated old cinema with bars, restaurant, bookshop very lively and has the tiniest cinema (no.6) ever! very cute (Warning!) check that your film is showing in a cinema with no stairs if you are disabled like me. no.6 has a lot of stairs

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Melbourne, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This historic cinema (1913!) is beautiful. It also has a tremendous range of films, friendly staff and a fantastic cafe. Check out the rooftop cinema in summer. I try and make a film every Hobart visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Cool place to have a drink and watch a flick. Roof top sessions add to the uniqueness. Great bookstore for some hard-to-get issues.

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Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Being a local and with interstate guests, we decided to go to the first showing as parking limited in the area. Got into the State Cinema car park at first attempt. Have not been able to do this for some years as only a few car spots available.

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