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“The State Theater Excells” 5 of 5 stars
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The State Theatre
220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046
703 237 0300
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances
Activities: Nightlife
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Owner description: Built in 1936, The State Theatre operated as a popular movie until the late 1980's. The first film shown was Thanks A Million starring Dick Powell and on November 27, 1988 the State closed its doors after a final showing of Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. The first theatre on the East Coast to be centrally air-conditioned, the State was the flagship of the family-owned Neighborhood Theatres chain which also operated, among others, the Glebe (now a Duron paint store), the Buckingham (now a Post Office) and the Jefferson (now a Chile's restaurant). A multi-million dollar restoration in the late 1990's turned it into the Washington Metro area's favorite new venue for live music and private events. The full theatrical stage is original, as are the 200 balcony seats and both lobbies. The theatre seats on the main floor were removed to allow for the re-design of the auditorium which now accommodates full service dining, standing and dancing areas and two full service bars. The restoration also added a full service restaurant for dining and catering private events.
Falls Church, Virginia
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“The State Theater Excells”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great venue, newly renovated - kind of art deco style, good sound, lighting and seats are all good. Pretty tasty food, excellent service staff and fun crowd!

Visited February 2013
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Falls Church, Virginia
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“Great venue for music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

There is seating and floor space for dancing or standing, there is an inexpensive bar, lots of mmusic variety at a good price, nice restaurants in the area. Love it.

Visited January 2013
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Thank you so much for your encouragement!!!!
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Washington,DC
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“Great venue for music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We always enjoy seeing bands here. It's a little aged and funky, which gives it character. The balcony and the floor give you room to move around try different viewpoints.

Visited August 2012
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Thank you so much for your encouragement!!!!
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“Saw the John K Band with Ten Feet Tall and Akoma Drummers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The venue was outstanding... Very suitable for a great concert and the sound was A-1... The food was less than great, but there are plenty of places to dine in the area. If you can catch a show in this place, Go!

Visited December 2012
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Falls Church, VA
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“Old Style Venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Love the multiple bars and the new upstairs platforms for viewing. The balcony seats are great for those shows that you don't want to necessarrily be standing for. Generally cheap prices for tickets, average prices for alcohol and a good fun venue.

Visited September 2012
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State T, at The State Theatre, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Thank you so much for your encouragement!!!! We appreciate that you like our recent renovations.
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