Special Needs Patrons

The State has several battery-operated hearing devices for use by our hearing-impaired patrons. These devices are available during films at no charge. Please ask at the box office when you purchase your movie tickets and our staff will assist you.

The State Theatre, in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, provides easily-accessible seating for our patrons in wheelchairs or walkers or who may face challenges in any way with our traditional theater seating. We strive to accommodate our patrons by providing special seating arrangements, a wheelchair lift to and from the stage, handrails leading to and from the auditorium, and clean, well-lighted wheelchair-accessible restrooms. If you are unsure of the suitability of The State's accommodations, please call and we will discuss your needs to determine how we may best serve you.

We strive to make our theater welcoming and accessible to all, particularly our disabled patrons. The State does not admit caregivers at no charge. This is a matter of theater policy and as a nonprofit with lower-than-average ticket prices, we have adopted the policy of asking caregivers to also pay for their admission. We have consulted with DRAIL (Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living) and ADA to determine that there is no legal precedent for admitting caregivers at no charge. We are committed to keeping our theater ADA compliant, and our staff remains committed to accommodating the needs of all patrons with helpful, friendly and courteous service. We hope you understand that, as a nonprofit, we have adopted this policy as have many other theaters, so that we may stay viable and sustainable for the present, and for many more years to come.


"Give your staff a hearty pat on the back. I am a disabled vet and the courtesy your staff exhibits is super. A lot of places make disabled folks feel out of place and a burden. But your staff is friendly and helpful."
-- Russ Lewis, Modesto