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Special Movies Offered At Modestos State Theatre

Newspapers and dancing take center stage in upcoming movies at the State Theatre in Modesto. The theatre is at 1307 J St., Modesto.

Opening Friday, Feb. 2 at 12:30 p.m. is The Post, rated PG-13 and running one hour, 55 minutes. Steven Spielberg directs and Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in this thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Join the Healthy Aging Association for another fun night at The State with friends and enjoy the 1984 hit film Footloose, rated PG and running one hour, 47 minutes. ‘Date at The State’ is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. All are invited to cut loose and ‘kick off your Sunday shoes’ as you partake of appetizers prepared by Redwood Café, and take advantage of The State’s full bar and espresso drinks which are available for purchase all evening long. This is a benefit for the nonprofit Healthy Aging Association whose mission is to help older Americans live longer, healthier, more independent lives by promoting increased physical activity, and sound health, and nutrition practices. Tickets are $25.


For online ticket sales go to To purchase tickets by phone, call The State Box Office at 209-527-4697 from noon to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If still available, tickets may also be purchased the night of the event up to the start of the presentation.