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State Theatre of Ithaca

107 W. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-8283
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Type: Theaters
Description: The State Theatre is the crown jewel of Tompkins County’s arts community, hosting over 70 events and attracting over 45,000 patrons per year.
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Ithaca, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

50 years and still going, it was treat to be part of Ladysmith Black Mabazo's concert at State Theatre, It's a great venue (became a theatre in 1926) that has been restored and needs to be supported and maintained by the community.

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Owego
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Right in the heart of Ithaca Commons, close to everything including great restaurants and shopping. Love the acoustics in this place --- not a bad seat in the house. Been here several times and attending B.B. King concert in April. We can't wait!

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Livonia, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The acoustics were great and it was a really nicely restored historic theater. The theater was very close to a number of good bars and restaurants and the band really seemed to enjoy the venue.

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Ithaca, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Excellent shows. Restoration is being done constantly and the only dislike is poor lighting in the balcony in ascertaining your reserved seat. The restoration once completed will make this a must see theater!

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Ithaca, New York
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36 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We saw the scrooge performed here and it was well done if not a little on the amateur side. The theatre is clearly a historical landmark. Seating is a bit tired but functional. Staff was very good.

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Spencer
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

A very elegant theatre that has been preserved. They have many events and there's talk of showing movies again. As a kid I saw "The Tingler" with Vincent Price there (the theatre on the screen was very similar to the State which made the movie even scarier) and also "The Wizard of Oz". There was nothing like seeing that green... More

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Finger Lakes, NY
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23 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

For years the State Theatre was THE movie house to visit to see the latest films. For too long this throwback to elegant and opulent movie theatres was allowed to languish. I was thrilled when it was brought back as a live performance venue. What is especially enjoyable is that we're getting some wonderful performers. Last year I saw Craig... More

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Clinton, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

What a personality this restored theater has. From the comfortable seating to the Gothic interior, and the constellations on the ceiling (complete with tiny blinking stars!) the State Theatre was a great venue to see a show at.

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Ithaca, New York
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have only had good experiences at the State Theater. Its been around forever and is one of the city's landmarks

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Interlaken, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I've seen some really great acts with very enthusiastic audiences over the years at the State. Don't miss the Ithaca Bakery cookies in the lobby.

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