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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Margate, Tasmania, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I only infrequently go out to the movies but if we do, the State Theatre is our first choice. It is friendly, little theatres round every corner, you can take your drink into the theatre whether wine or coffee, there's an excellent cafe and bookshop. What more could you ask? We like to meet friends for a... More 

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