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“Excellent Concert Venue with Old World style”

State Theatre of Ithaca
Ranked #21 of 59 things to do in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner 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.
Owego
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Concert Venue with Old World style”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited March 2014
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English first
Livonia, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to see a show”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2014
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Ithaca, New York
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138 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“State Theater Concerts”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited December 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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288 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“The Scrooge”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2013
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Spencer
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A piece of times past”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 witch face on the huge screen. Scared the tar out of me. There are live performances such as Glen Campbell on his farewell tour. The ceiling in the balcony has stars that twinkle which I always found interesting as a kid. Also saw Star Wars in this same theatre.

Visited February 2013
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