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“Is it a theatre or a restaurant?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of State Cinema

State Cinema
Ranked #1 of 12 Fun & Games in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Hobart, Australia
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118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Is it a theatre or a restaurant?”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

The State started out life as a dreary old movie theatre that had moved forward to the 1950's, then stalled. Then in the 1980's, closure was foreshadowed and Hobart would be without an independent movie theatre. The present owner purchased the run down dinosaur, moved heaven and earth and the local Council, to create a complex of modern theatres and a restaurant and wine bar The theatres show both main stream and art house and.foreign movies. The complex is popular, and so it should be, reflecting the vision of the owner. Every month there seems to be a new cinema or feature added, the last is the book shop. If you are in Hobart, don't miss it.

Visited July 2012
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Hobart
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Possibly Australia's greatest art cinema!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

The State Cinema is like no other cinema with its program, bookshop, cafe, wine bar and restaurant. Small, comfortable cinemas with very friendly staff.

Visited March 2012
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1 Thank straydogHobart
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Sydney
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cinema 5 is a small basement room”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

This is a good independent theatre with relaxed atmosphere. Cinema 5 is a new basement room, little more than a home theatre room. Comfortable lounges though!

Visited July 2012
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Thank MickQ
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Hobart, Australia
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A special cinema experience”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

The State runs about 8 movies in a complex of medium to small theatres. It also has a great cafe, and you can take your drinks into the sessions. Hobart is fortunate to have a venue which shows fine films and does not have the popcorn and loud commercials so prevalent in the major cinemas.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank DavidHobart_Tasmania
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Hobart
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165 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Spoilt for choice!”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

The great part about this cinema is that it is made up of lots of small theatres so much variety in what is showing. I also like that I can relax in comfort and view a film with a warm drink on a cold day.

Visited May 2012
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