Reviews of State (Movie Theater)

123 E Washington St, Washington, IA 52353

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Jean Stout

Jayson Keil

Awesome small town theatre. Prices are reasonable and the theatre is very well put together. There is only 1 screen but the remodel was done well.

Jaime Hardin

I love going to this theatre! So beautiful and comfy. Great staff!

Sheena Yoder

Brandyn Cobb

Cindy Hora

Beautiful home town theater.

Dan Wellington

Melissa Scott

Charles Halvorson

Bob McConnell

Definitely worth a trip. Beautiful renovated theater. One of the most comfortable and spacious facilities for movie watching. It is the oldest continually operating movie theater in the world according to Guinness records.

Craig Hemsath

Great historic theater to catch a movie at.

Chuck Anderson

Fun theatre, historical

Lisa Harris

Loved it. Plenty of seating to choose from and very comfortable. A1

Johnny Diaz

Great movies

Stephen Bay

Dena Davis

Rare vintage movie theater experience. Great staff, popcorn, sound system, and ambiance.

Jo R

It's a great place to watch movies for a cheap price and sometimes you get the place to yourself

Mackenzie Carder

It's pretty cool that this is the oldest operating theatre in the world!!

charlotte dennis

Very friendly the movie was great! Nice they have a senior discount

Elijah Wasson

I love old theaters, especially this one! Also, they have a Guinness Book of World Records Record for the oldest operational theater! Now I guess it can be a tourist attraction if you ever happen to go through Washington, Iowa.

Christina Collier

Cheap movies friendly atmosphere

Teresa Kleese

Oldest theater in Iowa

kim cole

Very clean and friendly staff prices are the lowest around well kept and maintained. Quiet pleasant atmosphere

Taylor Williams

frances faye

Pretty lit

Kevin Ward

great place to see a movie

Ken Purdy

Great Nostalgic old remodeled theater. Very Comfortable seats. Popcorn is well priced and admission fees are great.

Evelyn Heald

Great Movie! Great Audience! Great Service!

Jamie Engeman-Evans

Rodney Culbertson

Spa Getti

Let me get one thing straight, the atmosphere at this theater is perfect. It's a classic theater, and boy do I miss the days when all theaters were like this and you could watch a nice silent movie for only a nickel. Although it costs a bit more than a nickel now, it is still a much better deal than those robber barons in the big city of Dubuque. You can watch the most current movies and boy did the concessions get me excited! Fresh popped popcorn, a wide selection of candy, and my favorite: dippin dots. However I did have one complaint. My SPAGHETTI was far too buttery and salty! At first I was excited that they served it in a classic popcorn bucket, but I soon realized they didn't give me a fork! My SPAGHETTI quickly became cold and nothing is worse than man handling cold SPAGHETTI! All in all a great restaurant with a neat concept, but their SPAGHETABILITY is severely lacking. Overall I give it 5 and 13/16 starfish.

Lacey Ross

I love this theater! Staff is nice, prices are great. Always a good experience.

Jason Egli

Great movie theatre. Friendly staff and comfortable seats. East to get in and out of

Bruce Elgin

Dante Nava

Beautiful theatre. Great place to watch a movie. My only complaint is that I can't go more often. This is an old building, and has been preserved, or at least it's made to look that way. Always a good time when we go.

Dwight moody

Visiting a friend that lives in Washington and we went to the movies. Easy to say that this is the best theater I have ever been to. The staff is very friendly, and I was very impressed on well maintained the facility is.

Julianna Watson

Heather Brown

Great place for family night and inexpensive

Megan Morris

Great little theater! The history is awesome and the picture and sound quality are superb. Not to me tiok great staff and cleanliness. We love going here.

Olivia LaGrange

What a unique classy theater! So neat that there is balcony seating to accommodate all viewing angles. A great experience with comfy seats. :)

Vincent Lobello

Sorrow Song

Bad ass!

Suzanne Black

Andrea Stafford

Teri Carl

Father Paulrus

Had a fantastic time as always. Definitely one of the best theaters I have been to.

Travis Mondia

annomys person

Food or drinks are very expensive

Douglas Sweezer

Tim Weitzel

Julie Birky

Jarod Smith

Miranda Jo

I absolutely love this theater

Justin Wagler

Mark Bruty

Amit Susurla

Kris Lyle

Love sitting in the spacious balcony. And Tuesdays special deals are worth seeing some shows twice.

Kat Willson

State Theatre in Washingtion Iowa is the oldest movie theatre in the WORLD! It has been completely remodeled and it is beautiful inside and out. Reasonable prices as far as quanity/value go. They offer 2D or 3D movies.

Todd Brown

Spent time.with the family

Natalie Howell

Avery Marner

They Are Perfect. It Is Never Crowded. The Day When A Movie Comes Out, The Next Day They Have That Movie!

Lauren Haifley

The theater is amazing.

Roger Smith

My uncle managed it yrs ago Ted Howell and a short guy ran it yrs ago all live in washington iowa they treat pple with up most respect know they are still the same with some good looking ladies and right down to honesty in service with popcorn fresh lots of butter movies don't cost u a arm and a leg did I mention goodhearted ladies just out of this world and honored to have been part of a journey of the oldest theatre family wise and watching wise thanks a million and the good looking staff through the yrs

Debra Lueck

Paul Whalen

The renovations were very well done.

Troy McCarthy

Historic theater with great atmosphere

Kelly Reeves

Henry Eicher

Beautifully remodeled interior. Fantastic balcony seating area. Oldest continuous theater in the USA

Abigail Torres

Peggy Miller

Mary Wixom

Love our movie theater ❤️

antonio hedrick

We love the theater. Last night went to a 4pm showing of the game- but projector wad broken- first time ever.

Diana Kaufman

Wonderful place, fresh popped popcorn. Seats are relaxing n comfortable with cup holders. Nice staff. My favorite theater.

Jackson Gerot

Joy Good

Aswesome beautiful and huge screen

Laila Fosse Kitchen

Douglas Macgregor

Love the old school, one screen house. You should go there at least one time. It has history! They take good care of the place.

Jay Armbruster

The people that work there are very friendly. I couldn’t believe how affordable it was to go to a movie compared to where I live. Even the popcorn and soda is cheaper. This was a great part of my visit to Washington over Easter

Melissa Westphal

Our family LOVES going to the movies here! It's a great combination of state-of-the-art equipment in a beautiful. Historic building. It's so much easier and less expensive than going to Iowa City.

Jodie Cole

It was beautiful inside

Linda Mitchell

Quaint. Clean. World's Oldest Continuously Operating Movie Theatre. Saw the Lion King. Ticket only $6 on Tuesdays!

Amanda Triska

Best home theatre hands down. It's a single original theatre with great sound quaility. Unlike the boxy new multi theater's in Iowa City that have terrible audio that is usually turns up way too loud . This theater's audio is always on par and you can't not love the theater's beautiful original charm.

Bill Eldridge

Its great

Micah Miller

Great theatre !

Alex Tuggle

Great service, amazing popcorn & comfy seats

Mark Dowis

It's a great place to see a movie. with reasonable prices.

Chris Gault

Oldest single screen theatre in the world a must stop

Matthew Fry

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Thomas Canny

Amazing seats, great staff, and a lovely little place! Not bad for the oldest continuously running movie theatre in the world!

dawn clifton

Amy Hay

Having come to Washington IA from a big city out west, I was a little hesitant to go to the State Theatre, thinking it would be too small, run down, poor quality. I was wonderfully wrong! It's a beautiful theatre! I'm happy to say I don't miss all the bells and whistles of big city movie theatres. This theatre offers great picture and sound quality, leg room, comfy seats, it's clean, and the popcorn is delicious. The staff are friendly and efficient. Best yet, it's affordable. I'm used to $12+ ticket prices and outrageous concessions prices! Imagine my surprise when my total for myself and my 4 kids was less than $40 for the movie and snacks

James Skubal

The atmosphere is amazing, the picture focus could use a little adjusting

Tim Johnson

Beautiful state of the art movie theater with great friendly staff!

Bro Im cheating

Excellent place , beautiful and clean ,:)

Dylan Carpenter

Angel Selby

Small, expensive

Kole Williams

Dave White

Good place to go watch a movie

Kat Davis

Comfortable and clean, with a massive helping of history. Super friendly people. Perfect night.

Jovany Reyes

Vamper Man

Cool old theatre

This’ll Do Farm

Love the balcony! Good service. Small town charm.

Shawn Brigance

Tony DeLay

Joe Wise

Much more than I expected from "the oldest continuously running movie theater." Ambience is nice. From time to time the front staff have been a little grouchy, but it's easy to overlook, considering they always have great, current films playing here.

Jake Kessel

I'd give 5 stars but their popcorn was kinda subpar. Other than that, great place, great seating, nice sound.

Brian Chalupa

I haven't been in that theater since the 90's. The seats are nicer, along with the bathrooms. Great sound system, but the center voice speaker sounds muffled. There shouldn't be heads walking through the projector's beam either. I'd recommend this historic theater for value over the cinematic experience.

Mitchell Driscoll

Rhianna Williams

It is the longest running movie theatre in the world. And what isn't cool about that? But seriously, it's a cosy little theatre, with much of the charm of it's younger days preserved and brought into today for a great entertainment experience.

Kyle Kling

Jamie Delzell

Love that they have up to date movies and it's cheaper than the big city theaters. A classic movie theater and I love getting to sit in the balcony.

isaias gutierrez

Salvador Fonseca

While being able to see movies right in town. They take advantage of people by having a insanely priced soda and popcorn. Not to crazy about having to pay $12 for a small popcorn and a large soda. At that price might as well start sneaking in your own popcorn and soda for a fraction of the price. Will give them more stars when they decide to make their prices more reasonable.

cheryl haezebroeck

Beautiful old theater and a great place to see a movie.

Ruth Jones

Jay Keniston

I've been to movie theaters all over America in 13 different States and none of them measure up to this movie theater. It is truly unique and beautiful. You must check it out for yourself to believe it. Highly recommended.

Elizabeth Ackerman

chris wilson

Love this theater

Debra Chesshir

Always clean and good atmosphere and friendly staff.

Alicia m

Converted from a theatre for live plays.

john green

Oldest continuously operating movie theatre in the WORLD! it is newly renovated and very nice.

Demo De La Rosa

Loved being able to sit on the balcony...

Nikcole Hotle

Oldest continually running movie theater in the world. Beautiful and worth going to see

Brooklin Jones

Brian Lueck

Oldest in the world, but still has all the modern conveniences.

Tricia Bell

Nolan Griggs

Tom Sines

Haven't been in there for long time

Ian Edwards

Brian Arduser

Ray Aitkins

This is a local business and we like to support locals. This theatre is the longest running theatre showing motion pictures in the country. It has been revitalized to as much of its original grandeur as possible. The seating and sound system are top notch and just setting in the theatre takes one back to a simpler time when life was slower and sweeter. This theatre is nostalgic and melancholy and the decorations are from another century that was part of Washington county and Iowa's heritage. It just feels good! Management is friendly, and who doesn't love movie popcorn!!

Jeffery Moore

I love the history of this place! Dick Sheppard takes a lot of pride of this historical site and his job!!! He's a great guy! Thank you for such a great place to go with my family :-)

Jennifer Davis

This theatre is beautiful.

Lori Baldwin

Marc Korver

Heather Tisinger

Paula Miller

Griselda Cuellar

Took my daughter to a movie. Very nice place to go!!

Larry Cook

Very nice

Shelby Gier

I have come to this theatre my whole life and I will continue that tradition with my son. Great friendly people, clean, and comfy environment. All around a great place to go

Evie Richardson

The State Theatre opened up just so we could take our Spec Ed kids to see Aladdin. It was fantastic! It's also a beautifully restored historic building!

Brandon Gonterman

Great Service and a great theater in General

Kay Witthoft

Rob Young

Love watching movies here!

Tony Castillo

They keep making improvements . This is a clean , friendly, we are glad you are here theater. Good picture,sound,concessions, bathrooms.

Sally Hart

Historic space with modern movie quality.

Renee Messer

Seat8my comfy and the owners are polite and friendly.

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Susan Mertz

If you haven't been here, it's worth the stop. Remodeled and full of history! New releases are there quickly.

Jeanne Arnold


Nelson Overholt

Love this unique theater. The balcony is always our favorite place to sit.

John Mikelson

Oldest continuous theater in the world 1897

DeeDee Kane

Very historic. Love, love, love the curtain that rises before the movie starts. Great prices and even better service by the staff.

Renae Murphy

Friendly people! The seats are awesome! So comfy! I won't go anywhere else.

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Jacob Brown

Oldest theater still in operation


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