This entry refers to a departed business — a business that has closed or left town.All information here is for historical reference only.

322 Main Street
(530) 666-3444
No theater website
Showtimes were at Yahoo, etc
Independent theater: Owned by Morgan family
along with one theater in Red Bluff, Ca
Payment Method
at least cash and debit, prob. credit, too?

The State Theater in Woodland closed on September 10, 2010. It was known for the best movie prices in the region, and was older than the Varsity and second only to it for history and architecture, and being an independent community fixture. It was the hands-down winner in ugliest outside, but that didn't keep people from enjoying the show — the inside was renovated and maintained with a quality digital sound system (Star Wars played there, and they wouldn't allow even second-rate multiplexes to show it if the equipment wasn't good enough).

The city of Woodland is considering two downtown multiplex projects. Galaxy Theatres proposes to restore the State Theater and ad a 9-10 screen multiplex to the west side of the building. Cinema West proposes building a multiplex at 801 Main Street on the site of an auto dealership.

The City of Woodland announced that they are renovating the State Theatre. It will be a 999 seat theatre with 10 movie screens, retail space, and a café. Along with an expansion between Elm Ford building and the current theatre building, and a newly designed state-of-the-art lobby. The 999 seat theatre is scheduled to return in May of 2016!

Movie schedules were found at

They had no website, although Inside Woodland has some information. Most movie sites featured their showtimes, and they had a recording that listed times for the week as well. There were three theaters, two small ones added in the eighties, and the main hall, with around 750 seats by one estimate. The main screen is unusually large, as well. For what you would pay in the ugliplex 16 you could have gotten an admission and food and not drive so far in the process.

They used to host "Diaper Dates" where parents can watch a movie and bring their babies. For $4.50, a parent could get out of the house and see a current run movie, nurse, change a diaper, and be among people who are happy to have babies at the show. This Enterprise article was the only reference found so far.


General $7.00 regular admission
  $5.00 shows before 6pm
Children and Seniors $5.00 all shows


2006-10-18 18:23:25   Watching a movie in the main theater is great! The two smaller ones, however (shudder)... Michael ("The Movie Guy") told me they'll occasionally run off-beat or indie films for a week, and will keep them running longer if people keep buying tickets. —DukeMcAdow

2007-06-04 02:18:17   I remember when this was the only theater in Woodland and got tons of business. Now it seems to be kinda crappy and I wouldn't even bother to see a movie that's not on the main screen. I would hate to see it go out of business, though. —BradBenedict

2007-07-12 16:21:21   I saw Pan's Labyrinth here. It's not much of a theater but it definitely has character and I didn't care that the screen was on the small side. —RohiniJasavala

2007-08-17 21:21:59   They have Gyuss, the "Galaga in a circle" game. They also screened "The Host" before any other theater around here. Kind of crappy, in a charming way. I watched that awful Australian serial killer movie here; it was appropriate. —MisterProfessor