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Host Private Movie Party At Historic State Theatre

A unique opportunity; host your private event at the State Theatre. The downtown Modesto venue is still closed to the public but you can come in with a few friends and watch a movie of your choice. This is a safe and exciting way to enjoy a movie, friends, and support this local historic, non-profit theater!

It’s a great way to celebrate kids’ birthdays, grown up birthdays, and anniversaries. You can also light up the marquee with your special message.

Officials said they are renting the theater for up to groups of 25 people for $500 in the main theater and up to six people in the smaller Jewel theater for $350. Rental is limited to the movie time plus 30 minutes.

They also rent out the marquee for special occasions including birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. Cost is $50 for your message lit up in lights for 30 minutes.

Email Gabriela Guerrini – for any questions and to reserve your spot now.



How many friends can I bring?

For this private rental, you’re limited to 25 people in the main theater. The Jewel theater has a limit of six people. Are you looking for a bigger event? Reach out to Gabriela – to discuss our other options.


Do we have to wear masks?

Yes, every member of your party will be required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit to the theatre, unless sitting down, eating and drinking. You will also need to sign waivers, including a contact tracing form.


Will you be selling concessions, or can I bring some of my own?

We will be selling concessions. You can bring drinks, snacks and/or a cake for celebrations. No alcoholic drinks can be brought in.