The State Theatre - Falls Church, VA
Built in 1936, The State Theatre operated as a popular movie theater until the late 1980s. The first theatre on the East Coast to be centrally air-conditioned, the State was the flagship of the family-owned Neighborhood Theatres chain.
From The Porter Collection c.1945
In the late 1990s, the theatre underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to transform the venue into a space for live music and private events. The stage is original, as are the 200 balcony seats and both lobbies. The restoration also added two full service bars and a full service restaurant for dining and catering private events.
Today, you can still see stellar performances at The State Theatre, ranging from beloved 80s-cover dance band The Legwarmers to rock bands like Soul Asylum and The Smithereens to comedy shows from Creed Bratton and local Washington, DC performers.
Featured Events Coming Soon to The State:
$5 Comedy Night - April 12, 2013
Doors: 8:00 PM, Showtime: 9:00 PM, Tickets: $5, 18+, valid ID required.
Bust a gut, not your wallet - it's $5 Comedy Night! Featuring Reggie Melbrough, Emily Ruskowski, Abe Barth, Adam Friedland and Chris Milner and hosted by Tyler Richardson.
The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue - April 19, 2013
Doors: 7:00 PM, Showtime: 9:00 PM, Tickets: $25, 18+, valid ID required.
The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue, featuring Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Deanna Bogart, Magic Dick, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. "A dynamic, take-no-prisoners blues and soul party that jumps out of your speakers." - Blues Revue
The English Beat - April 28, 2013
Doors: 6:00 PM, Showtime: 8:00 PM, Tickets: $25, 18+, valid ID required.
Fans abroad had been waiting to embrace these long time ska legends of the 1980's. Their reformation in 2003 turned heads and people took notice. The result was a sold out show at the Royal Festival Hall in the UK. That reception convinced the band to keep doing what they do - make great music. The English Beat is that fun and spirited band that never gets old. From playing sold out shows, recording multi-platinum records, donating to reputable causes, and simply making fans happy, it's not a surprise that they keep coming back for more. Grab your best threads and lace up your two-tone shoes friends. The beat is back.
For a full schedule of events, be sure to check out The State Theatre's website at www.thestatetheatre.com.