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State Theatre Book Club

The second gathering of readers for the State Theatre Books, Films and Friends book club will see and discuss Dr. Zhivago, an epic based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak.

The film and discussion will be hosted Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at the theatre, 1307 J St., Modesto. The 1965 film is rated PG-13 and runs three hours and 20 minutes.

Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet and doctor Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif). At the heart of the story is his affair with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother’s lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites. Moderator to be announced. The State Café will be open for espresso drinks, wine and beer, cocktails, light food and desserts.


For online ticket sales go to To purchase your 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.