State Theatre (Falls Church, Virginia)

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Coordinates: 38°52′58″N 77°10′11″W / 38.8829°N 77.1696°W / 38.8829; -77.1696 The State Theatre is a restaurant and concert venue in Falls Church, Virginia. Built in 1936, the State Theatre operated as a movie theater until 1988. One of the first theatres on the East Coast to be air-conditioned centrally, the State was the flagship of the family-owned Neighborhood Theatres chain which also operated the Glebe, the Buckingham and the Jefferson.

The first film shown 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.[1] 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.

The closest Metro station is the East Falls Church Metro station.