The State Theatre Is The Oldest Continuously-Operating Movie Theater In The World

The show always goes on, and on, in Washington, Iowa. The town is home to the State Theatre, a cinema that’s has been around a very long time. How long? Try 1897 – in fact, there is no movie theater on earth that’s been showing movies longer than the State Theatre.

It’s an amazing place that you have to see to believe. Here’s what you need to know.

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To visit the State is to step back in time – consider making the trip to Washington to not only experience a bit of the past but help support this place so it’s around for years to come. Looking for more interesting Iowa history? Here are 12 towns that are loaded with history.

Address: 123 E Washington St, Washington, IA 52353, USA