Sunday Classic Movies

The State Theatre in Zumbrota Classic Movie Sundays Continue!
2018 list is below …

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The Historic State Theatre in Zumbrota invites everyone to step back in time to cinema’s Golden Age with Classic Movie Sundays.

The State will feature a different movie almost every Sunday at 2:00 pm. While admission to the films is free, free will donations are encouraged and gladly accepted, with all proceeds from Classic Movie Sundays funding continued restoration and operation of the Historic State Theatre building.

2018 List:
January 28: The Kennel Murder Case (1933, starring William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette)
February 4: Topper Returns (1941, starring Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis)
February 11: Loaded Pistols (1948, starring Gene Autry, Barbara Britton, Chill Wills)
February 18: Angel and The Badman (1947, starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey)
February 25: Life With Father (1947, starring William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor)
March 4: King of the Cowboys (1943, starring Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan)
March 11: The Old Corral (1936 starring Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Irene Manning)
March 18: Our Town (1940 starring William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter)
March 25: Judge Priest (1934 starring Will Rogers, Tom Brown, Anita Louise)
April 8: Under California Stars (1948 starring Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee)
April 15: Beat the Devil (1953 starring Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones)
April 22: Riders of Destiny (1933 starring John Wayne, Cecilia Parker)
April 29: Father’s Little Dividend (1951 starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor)

All of the movies will be shown in their original, unedited format, with a pre-show news reel or cartoon from the same era. Concessions will also be available for purchase at these shows. The movies are sponsored by individuals, businesses and by ZAAC.

Originally built in 1921, The State Theatre has hosted movies and vaudeville acts for 95 years. The Zumbrota Area Arts Council purchased the building in 2011, and hosts movies, concerts, live theatre, and educational events in the facility. Renovations have been ongoing since 2013, when supporters of The State began the Encore Campaign to raise the funds needed to restore the building and make it accessible to a 21st century audience by adding handicapped accessible bathrooms, a new concession area, and improving the lobby area. Plans for the next renovation phase include additional restoration work and stage improvements.

The Historic State Theatre is a community based, non-profit organization. As part of the Zumbrota Area Arts Council, its mission is to inspire participation in the arts and cultural experiences to enrich and expand Zumbrota’s community life. A complete list of events and Classic Movie Sunday details can be found at Programming is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.