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State Theatre of Ithaca

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107 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5427
+1 607-277-8283
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The State Theater could definitely use some TLC, and updating, but it's a tradition, it's iconic... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
oneupstatenewyorker
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Binghamton, New York
Renaissance Revival

Beautiful theatre! Every seat is a good seat. I'm not an expert on sound, but the concert sounded... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2018
Scrimage M
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great sound” (3 reviews)
“front row” (3 reviews)
“concert venue” (3 reviews)
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107 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5427
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

The State Theater could definitely use some TLC, and updating, but it's a tradition, it's iconic, and it plays host to many wonderful acts which come to the area. Climate control is definitely an issue, particularly in the summer, when it gets pretty hot and...More

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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Beautiful theatre! Every seat is a good seat. I'm not an expert on sound, but the concert sounded good to me in the back of the balcony. They sell beer, but the lines are rediculously long so I didn't bother (it's only draft in plastic...More

Thank Scrimage M
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

A questionable play about Elmer Elevator rescuing a dragon. Poorly acted and even the children were bored. Narration was dreadful. The actual theatre was a good size and the stage easily seen by all. The children were enchanted by the castle like entrance hall. Effort...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Our seats were front row upper balcony. We thought we had chosen good seats when the venue went on sale the first day but were mistaken. The sound was terrible.. all muffled. The front row had amazing views but the constant walking throughout the whole...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Again a wonderful evening and a very talented show at the theater. Anyone who does not venture there for a performance is missing out! Again our seats were located in the balcony where we like to sit and as usual the performance was excellent. I'am...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited last night and saw Broken Social Scene. The theatre was beautiful and quaint. We were in a side aisle seat, toward the front of the theatre. Parking was easy-we parked about a block away in a small lot for free...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

We have traveled to lots of theaters to see concerts, and the State Theater of Ithaca is a cool venue that is just the right size for enjoying a great show. The acoustics are not ideal, but you don't have a bad seat when you're...More

Thank Bailey S
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

The State Theatre of Ithaca is another example of an old-fashioned large movie theater repurposed and updated for concerts and various gigs of top-name musicians and entertainers. The stage and acoustics were excellent; the seats not so much (cramped, not enough leg room). Downtown Ithaca...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

They don't make em like this anymore--def see (or perform!) a show here if you have the chance. Amazing space, decent seats and sound for old place like this. Quite large--1600 seats--so check seating chart and try for orchestra front half if you can. Orchestra...More

Thank Knohanz
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

What can I say? So convenient for individuals residing near Ithaca,N.Y. Dan Smalls is bring top name entertainers in and showing movies occasionally and I for one thinks its great with renovation improvements being done to improve this once theater. In January 2017 we saw...More

Thank arnold t
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We parked on the street.Just around the block. There is a parking garage nearby.
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