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June 23, 2011


State Theatre joins in the fun of the July 4 festival

Don't miss the fireworks on Sunday July 3, when Roseanne Cash comes to town

The 4th Fest held in Happy Valley every year is a nationally ranked event that grew out of the community's passion for our national heritage. From the very beginning, it has been a class act fueled by an army of volunteers and corporate sponsors. It's a focus of great pride that this region can put on such a great show.

This year, the State Theatre is happy to get the celebration started with the performance of Roseanne Cash on July 3.

Johnny's daughter has been touring the country playing songs from her new album, "The List." The list is one prepared by her father and includes the top 100 country tunes of all time. It has been her dream to play all 100 of them over the course of time.

National reviews of Roseanne's performance have brought her high praise.

We encourage you to get the fireworks inside at the State Theatre on Sunday night, and then head up to the 4th Fest on Monday evening..

Don't miss this great performance; get your tickets to see Roseanne Cash in concert today.
Speaking of great acts...

The State Theatre is happy to report that Dweezil Zappa will play his dad Frank's music when he comes to the State Theatre on July 31. If you remember Suzie Cream Cheese, or would like to hear about her, get your tickets for Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa.

Menopause the Musical will make its return engagement to the State Theatre on August 16. The girls are as hot (speaking of temperature of course) as ever, so don't miss out!

Also, Steve Earle will return on August 22 along with the Dukes and Duchesses featuring Allison Moorer.

Harry Zimbler
Executive Director


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Friday Favorites

Sponsored by Town & Gown

Introducing our Friday Favorites film series, showcasing acclaimed films of all genres every Friday plus sales will benefit a local charity each week receiving 50% of ticket sales! Come join us for a relaxing end to the week & don't miss your chance to see these classics on the big screen - for a great cause!

Fri, Jul 1 at 4, 7 & 9:30pm - When Harry Met Sally (1989/R)

Co-sponsor: Mount Nittany Medical Center, Beneficiary: Centre Volunteers in Medicine

Fri, Jul 8 at 4, 7 & 9:30pm - The Philadelphia Story (1940/NR)

Co-sponsor: Keystone Real Estate, Beneficiary: The Second Mile
Fri, Jul 15 at 4, 7 & 9:30pm - Moonstruck (1987/R)

Co-sponsor: Penn State Alumni Association, Beneficiary: Central PA Festival of the Arts
Fri, Jul 22 at 4, 7 & 9:30pm - Sleepless in Seattle (1993/PG)

Co-sponsor: Nancy and Dan Ring, Beneficiary: Centre County Youth Service Bureau

Fri, Jul 29 at 4, 7 & 9:30pm - Annie Hall (1977/PG)

Co-sponsor: Nicholas Enterprises, Beneficiary: Clearwater Conservancy

$8*, $6* Students & Seniors

Tickets Available Now!

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010/NR)

Directed by Werner Hertzog
Debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, this new documentary epic focuses on the Chauvet Cave in southern France and its ancient cave paintings. Shot with high definition cameras, this film brings the beauty and mystery of these paintings to life in ways never experienced. In southern France, about 400 miles from Paris, the limestone cave contains a wealth of early paintings, perhaps from as long ago as 32,000 years.
Language: English, German
Country of Origin: United States
Thu, Jun 23 at 7pm
$8*, $6* Students & Seniors
Singing Onstage presents Annie
The much loved Broadway classic features famous songs such as "Hard Knock Life" "Maybe," "Easy Street," "NYC," and "Tomorrow." The Junior version of the show, ages 5-10, allows younger students to participate as orphans, older students to be featured in the leading roles, and great fun is had by all!
Fri, Jun 24 at 7:30pm
Tickets Still Available!

Gaelic Storm

presented in cooperation with Summer's Best Music Fest

While Gaelic Storm plays Celtic music that hearkens back to the traditional music of Ireland, they are hardly traditionalists, adding modern sounds and drawing influences from American rock and pop as well as music styles from around the world.
Sat, Jun 25 at 9pm


The Robert Cray Band

presented in cooperation with Summer's Best Music

The five-time Grammy Award winner, Robert Cray, released his album This Time at a vital juncture in his career. Marked by creative renewal and a key reunion with an old performing partner, Robert Cray is continuing his career on a high note.

Sun, Jun 26 at 7pm

Starts Monday


Bill Cunningham New York (2010/NR)

Directed by Richard Press

This documentary chronicles Bill Cunningham, who is obsessively interested in only one thing: the pictures he takes of the way people dress. The 80-year-old New York Times photographer has two columns in the Style section, yet nobody knows who he is.

Language: English
Country of Origin: United States

Mon, Jun 27 at 4 & 7pm

Tue, Jun 28 at 4 & 7pm

Wed, Jun 29 at 4 & 7pm

Thu, Jun 30 at 7pm

$8*, 6* Students & Seniors
Starts Tuesday


My Name is Pablo Picasso

A fascinating exploration of Pablo Picasso, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, this play depicts a troubled young Picasso, criticized by fellow artists for his new Cubist style of painting, when an old fortune teller bursts into his studio.

Tue, Jun 28 at 8pm

Wed, Jun 29 at 8pm

Thu, Jun 30 at 8pm

Fri, Jul 1 at 8pm

Sat, Jul 2 at 2 & 8pm

Sun, Jul 3 at 2 & 8pm

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$16*, 14* Students & Seniors

Read it, Watch it 2011
Sponsored by the Downtown State College Improvement District and State College Evening Rotary Club, Media Sponsors are Majic 99 and Big Froggy 101

It's back! The State Theatre is excited to announce the return of the Read It, Watch It Summer Series, presented in cooperation with The Schlow Library Summer Reading Program. This year's series will run for eight weeks and feature a variety of classic and new childrens films that the young, and young at heart, will surely enjoy. Local charities will be featured each week and donations of canned goods and non-perishable food items will be collected every week for the State College Food Bank.

Read It, Watch It 2011 Summer Series Schedule:
June 29: Rock-A-Doodle (1991/G) | Featured Charity: Tides
July 6: Inkheart (2008/PG) | Featured Charity: Big Brothers, Big Sisters
July 13: The Land Before Time (1988/G) | Featured Charity: YMCA of Centre County
July 20: The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951/NR) | Featured Charity: Habitat for Humanity
July 27: Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005/G) | Featured Charity: The Second Mile
August 3: Black Stallion (1979/G) | Featured Charity: Centre County Youth Service Bureau
August 10: Alpha & Omega (2010/PG) | Featured Charity: Centre County PAWS

Wed, Jun 15 - Wed, Aug 10 at noon
All children must be accompained by an adult
There will be a 4 ticket limit per adult.
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Roseanne Cash
with special guests The Allegheny Ridgerunners
The genesis of Rosanne Cash's new album, The List, dates back to 1973. Just out of high school she started to write her own songs when her father, the incomparable Johnny Cash, discovered some gaps in her knowledge of American roots music.

Sun, Jul 3 at 7pm


Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa
Guitarist Dweezil Zappa has worked this past year engineering his metamorphosis. "Zappa Plays Zappa" is the first official concert event of Frank Zappa's Music since his passing in 1993. Joining Dweezil will be a hand-picked band of new, young musicians.

Sun, Jul 31 at 7pm
$55 Gold Circle, $45 Orchestra, $35 Balcony
Tickets Available Now!
Upcoming Films


Tickets for films are available online up to a half hour before showtime

or at The State Theatre Box Office up to showtime.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010/NR) - Thu, June 23
Bill Cunningham New York (2010/NR) - Mon, June 27 - Thu, June 30
When Harry Met Sally (1989/R) - Fri, Jul 1
Moonstruck (1987/R) - Fri, Jul 8
The Philadelphia Story (1940/NR) - Fri, July 15

Sleepless in Seattle (1993/PG) - Fri, July 22

Annie Hall (1977/PG) - Fri, July 29




Thank you for supporting The State Theatre. As always, check out our website for the most up-to-date information. You can also purchase your tickets in advance online at, by calling 814.272.0606 or by stopping by our box office at 130 West College Ave, Downtown State College. Our box office hours are Monday through Friday from 11am to 7pm.

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Fun Facts

June is national fruit and vegetable month! Be sure to visit your local farmer's market for fresh fruit and vegetables, and enjoy these fun facts!



Cucumbers, the paragon of coolness and a favorite salad vegetable, are one of the oldest cultivated vegetables, having been around since about 8000 BC. They were said to be a favorite of US Civil War General and President Ulysses Grant and Roman Emperor Tiberius.

British sailors used to be called "Limeys" because they ate citrus to prevent scurvy on long sea voyages.


The Daikon radish can grow up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds! Radishes are popular in Oaxaca, Mexico, on Christmas Eve, which is also known as the Night of the Radishes; Mexicans carve large ones into animals shapes, much like people carve pumpkins into faces on Halloween.


Black raspberries are indigenous to North America-the cross between a blackberry and a raspberry dates back to 1893 in Geneva, New York.
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