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The State Theatre

220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046-4517
+1 703-237-0300
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Great show

Went and saw reckless Kelly with my fiancé this past weekend. First time at this venue - we liked... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Daniel R
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Cool place, average food, bad comedy.

First time up there. The State Theatre is a neat venue. We were there for a comedy show. If you can... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Tim J
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Montclair, Virginia
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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.
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220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046-4517
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went and saw reckless Kelly with my fiancé this past weekend. First time at this venue - we liked it! There is stadium seating upstairs, multiple tables downstairs (tables require reservation although they do save a few for first come first serve), along with bar...More

Thank Daniel R
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

First time up there. The State Theatre is a neat venue. We were there for a comedy show. If you can reserve a table that is the way to go. The wait staff is very slow. The menu is nothing special but it is also...More

Thank Tim J
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This was my first time going to the State Theatre. Saw the Springsteen tribute band - Bruce in the USA. Great band. Arrive early if you did not reserve a table as people start queuing up at least 30 minutes before the doors open. The...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I went to the State Theatre in November 2017 to see Todd Rundgren. Great show! Great venue! I would go again and recommend it to my friends.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The State Theatre really needs to work on its food service. We had reservations, arrived at 7:10 and were ready to order before 7:30. Brian did not come to take our order until 20 minutes later, 10 minutes before the 8pm show. The show didn't...More

1  Thank James M
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

I did go to a concert (Yngwie Malmsteen) the place has great acoustic and a had a blast! Do not get food there! Was terrible, but the folks at the bar and Restaurant are very nice, they did not have shock top either but was...More

Thank Cynthia J
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent venue. Great area and great program. Very easy to get to in the city. I would highly recommend going here.

Thank Melanie D
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Legwarmers an 80's cover band. looking to have an awesome time and enjoy great music. Check them out.

Thank deonj320
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Generally good music from up and coming bands. Food "ok" but expensive as are beverages. Great location for locals.

Thank G B
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Old movie houses make the best concert venues. Not quite quaint but intimate enough for a good time. Last nights show by The Neal Morse Band heralded my first visit to The State. It's a uniquely decent arrangement with a SRO area by the stage,...More

Thank CandyMan627
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Response from Kevin P | Reviewed this property |
Lot's of places to eat around the area. You can get comfort food at the venue which can be heavy. If you go to this location on trip advisor scroll down to the map. It will show restaurants close by. I would... More
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