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“Great local attraction”
Review of The State Theatre

The State Theatre
Ranked #1 of 3 Nightlife in Falls Church
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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.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Quirky local venue with a wide variety of groups to suit many tastes – oldies but goodies and new groups too. Come for dinner and stay for the music.

Thank Gailmarie G
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

The size is great for intimate concerts and the food was pretty good! However, parking is a challenge.

Thank pupnpony
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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!

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State T, Marketing at The State Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Thank you so much for your encouragement!!!!

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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.

Thank Fairfax G
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Management response:Responded February 11, 2013

Thank you so much for your encouragement!!!!

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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.

Thank melanite
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Management response:Responded February 11, 2013

Thank you so much for your encouragement!!!!

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