Join us for the much anticipated State Theatre Gala on June 28th!

For a VIP experience, walk onto the red carpet and have your photo taken, and step into the beautiful art deco lobby and enjoy local gourmet appetizers and drinks provided by Morgan’s on Main, Savory Café, Las Brasas, Morgan’s Mill, House of Shah, Blue Note Brewing Company, and Uvaggio’s. The evening will include: a display of Paul W. Hollingshead’s historical photographs; a one-of-kind silent auction; a spin-the-wheel of great prizes; the year-long documentary created by Jeff Levich and David Wilkinson on the Rebirth of the State Theatre; the owner’s experience of restoring the theatre; and finally sinking into lounge seating for a “special” movie in the main theater.  

For the Street party experience, join your friends on Main Street in front of the State Theatre in Father Paddy’s beer garden where you have a choice of four different beers and Chef Justine’s snacks, and dance to a great ‘60s band – Four Barrel.  

The evening culminates with the ribbon cutting, plaque presentation and the lighting of the marquee. Lights, camera, action – our community now has a NEW State Theatre.

Gala Starts @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

VIP  complimentary gourmet appetizers and drinks provided by:

State Theatre Celebration

1937 was a magical time in Woodland. Joe Motroni was building out Beamer Park, Spreckles Sugar Company was opening their new plant, and the new State Theater was about to open. Fast-forward 80 years and the NEW State Theater multiplex is scheduled to reopen! In honor of this long awaited and momentous occasion, a Preview Party and celebration is being held to re-introduce this art deco Streamline Moderne building and (nine new theaters!) to the Woodland community.

 Down Went the Marquee

"In 1966, twenty nine years after the opening, the grand neon tower and marquee that had so charmed Woodlanders of all ages was reluctantly taken down by the State Theatre owner, Richard Mann, under orders of the State Division of Highways (since re-named CalTrans). CalTrans demanded that any “advertisement” that encroached on its expanded right-of-way, after a section of Main Street was widened from two to four lanes, must be taken down at the owner’s expense.” 

 David Wilkinson, author of “Hollywood Comes to Woodland” 

New Life Comes to the State Theatre

In March 2012 Woodland’s City Council — with then-mayor Davies, a huge proponent for the acquisition — voted to purchase the damaged, but historically relevant, building at 322 Main Street, for $275,000 with the goal of making it an annex of sorts to the Woodland Opera House. The City Council adopted a Measure E spending plan in December 2010 that included funding for the Opera House. The original vision was to expand the Opera House next door to its current location, which didn’t pan out. The Opera House has since been allocated additional space at the City Hall Annex. 

The State Theatre operated continuously from June 26, 1937 until September 6, 2010.
Street Party Starts @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


You can get your ticket at one of these Historic Downtown Woodland merchants:
• Sord Boardshop 
• Serendipity Boutique 
• The House Dresser
• Bella Bean Coffee 
• Blue Wing Art Gallery •Savory Cafe
• The White Barn 
• Woodland United Way 
• Well-Stocked
• The Cookie Company 
• Corner Drug Co • Morgan's Mill
• haven a boutique 
• Mycali Designs
• Your Style Hair Salon 
• Salon Prive 
• The Gifted Penguin
• Woodland Gold and Silver 
• Amana Essentials
• Tri Counties Bank
• Roots Hair Salon 
• Sweet Potato Pie
• Jackson Medical Supply, Inc. 
• L & S Printing
• Las Milpas Taqueria Restaurant 
• The Woodland Daily Democrat
• Father Paddy's Public House 
• Las Brasas Tacos & Salsas Woodland, CA
• Woodland downtown Subway (Downtown Woodland)
• Blue Note Brewing Company
• K & M Floral & Interior Plant Designs
• Dixie's Paws & Claws 
• Wirth Furniture
• Davids' Broken Note and Main Street Music Center & Music Studios
• Main Street Antiques Woodland
• Sears Hometown Store


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The new operator of the State is Cinema West based in Petaluma, CA. They currently own and operate 12 other theaters in California with over 100 screens and two other theaters in Idaho with a combined 28 screens. See list below:


 • Angels 6 Theatres - Angels Camp
 • Boulevard 14 Cinemas - Petaluma
 • Civic Plaza 12 - Hesperia
 • Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas - Martinez
 • Fairfax Theatre 6 - Fairfax
 • Fortuna 6 Theatres - Fortuna
 • Livermore 13 Cinemas - Livermore
 • Palladio 16 Cinemas - Folsom
 • Palladio LUXE Cinema - Folsom
 • Sonoma 9 Cinemas - Sonoma
 • State Theatre and Multiplex - Woodland
 • Tiburon Playhouse 3 - Tiburon
 • Magic Valley Cinemas 13 - Twin Falls
 • Village Cinema 15 - Meridian

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