Your Guide To State College Movie Theaters & Deals

With critically acclaimed films like “The Batman” out this spring, folks are likely itching to get to a movie theater for the first time in years. So, where exactly can you catch a movie showing in State College?

Read on to check out a few of the best options in the surrounding area, including special deals and offerings.

The State Theatre

Located at 130 W. College Ave., The State Theatre is a 552-seat space to watch a variety of events and showings downtown.

The State Theatre usually doesn’t offer the typical movies you would see on Fandango, but rather, it’s “a vibrant hub of music, cinema, and live performance.” Depending on the production, tickets can range from less than $10 to more than $40.

Film screenings this spring include “Nanook of the North,” a 100-year-old documentary that will be shown at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Following the screening, anthropology professor and filmmaker Kirk French will host a Q&A session on the decades-old film.

On April 1, you can check out “In the Heights”, a 2021 musical film from the creator of Broadway hit “Hamilton”

Regardless of the event, however, a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination is required to attend some events. Check out the State Theatre’s events calendar for a full list of upcoming showings.

College 9 Theatre

College 9 is your typical movie theater. Standing at 3031 Carnegie Drive, College 9 Theatre offers luxury recliners, 3D-viewing options, and a massive vault of snacks.

A variety of popular movies are being shown including “The Batman,” “Dog,” and “X.” A full list of current viewings can be found here.

For regular seating, matinee pricing is offered at $8.50 for everyone, while normal pricing is $10 for students, $11.25 for adults, and $8.50 for seniors and children. For luxury recliners, everything is exactly $1 more than its respective regular price, and for 3D, an additional $2.75 charge will be added.

A special is running called “Bargain Tuesdays,” when all tickets are $6 dollars, regardless of the time or age. Bargain Tuesdays also entails a free 46-oz popcorn when a loyalty card is presented.

UEC Theatres 12

Located at 125 Premiere Drive, UEC 12 offers similar options to College 9, as they are both UEC theaters. This theater offers the same promotions and pricing as College 9, including Bargain Tuesdays.

UEC Theatres 12 does not offer recliners, though the theater says they are coming soon.

Different movies are being shown here, including “Death on the Nile,” “Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania,” and “Sing 2.”

Editor’s note: Film buffs seeking the full spectrum of available options in Happy Valley should consider checking out’s movie database.

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Alex is a senior from New Canaan, CT, pursuing the Master's of Accounting program and minoring in journalism. She spends most of her free time with friends, watching "Curb Your Enthusiasm", or trying to figure out the buses. Her favorite things are getting breakfast sandwiches on a Sunday morning, listening to new music, and... writing for OS, of course! She can be reached through her email [email protected].

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