The State Theatre is a restaurant and concert venue in Falls Church, Virginia. The State Theatre was built in 1936. The venue operated as a movie theater until 1988. The theatre reopened in 1999 as an events hall and music theatre. The closest Metro station to The State Theatre is the East Falls Church Metro station.

It was one of the first air-conditioned centrally theatres on the East Coast. It was the flagship of the family-owned “Neighborhood Theatres” chain which also operated: the Glebe Theater and Buckingham Theater in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Jefferson Theater in Falls Church, VA.

The first film shown at this theatre was Thanks a Million starring Dick Powell. On November 27, 1988, the State closed its doors after a final showing of Die Hard starring Bruce Willis. A multimillion-dollar restoration in the late 1990s turned it into a venue for live music and private events. The full theatrical stage is original, as are the 200 balcony seats and the two lobbies.

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