Movie Monday at the State Theatre

Photo by Glenn Watson

If you’re like 99 percent of the population, Mondays are probably your least favorite day of the week. Waking up for class or work is a bummer after the high of the weekend. It’s a good thing that the State Theatre started their Monday Movie Series.

At 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Monday, the State Theatre shows a second-run movie. A second-run movie theater gets to show movies shortly after they leave the first-run theaters for a discounted rate. This is perfect for a college student population who wants to keep up with pop culture but has no money to splurge on $12 tickets.

A student ticket for a Monday movie at the State Theatre is only $4 including tax, and any non-student friends of yours can get in for $8. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase inside before the movie starts. If you’re a philanthropic movie lover with money to spare, a $100 donation to the theater gets you free entry to every Monday movie, a complimentary small popcorn and a say in what movies are shown.

You might not be able to see movies right when they first come out, but the second-run movies are still exciting and fresh. Past Monday Movie Series favorites this semester have been “A Star is Born” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” both smash hit movies that generated tons of buzz. The remaining movies for this spring are “RBG,” “Family in Transition,” “The Happy Prince,” “Maria by Callas” and “The Wrecking Crew.”

Sticking around State College for the summer? The cheap movie series continues, perfect for cheap fun when half of your friends are gone and you need a way to beat the heat.

Next time you see an amazing movie trailer, don’t get upset. We live in an area where you have plenty of options to see good, cheap movies.

Where do you see movies here? Let VALLEY know in the comments!

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