The State Cinema Filmography

The State cinema has been used for various film work over the past 20 years both when operating as a cinema and even during the long period that it has remained closed. Below are the two most famous examples.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit -1988

Probably the most famous film that the State was used as a filming location for was the hit 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit staring Bob Hoskins. At the time it was the first film to feature both actors and animated characters interacting with each other and was a box office smash that grossed over $329 million world wide.

In the film Roger Rabbit is framed for the murder of Marvin Acme the owner of Toon town and enlists the help of toon hating private detective Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins). After Roger draws too much attention to himself in the local bar where he is initially hidden they are forced to hide in the cinema. The State features for approximately 3 mins of the film and pans around several times and you can see various parts of the ornate Art Deco interior and the Compton organ at the front of the stage.

Screenshot from Who Framed Roger Rabbit showing the baby grand piano and the cinema screen.


View looking back from the top tier seating area showing the ornate light fixtures and projection window.


Jamiroquai Deeper Underground (Theme from Godzilla) Music Video - 1998

Released in 1998 and also used as a promotional video for the 1998 movie Godzilla the Jamiroquai Deeper underground music video was also filmed inside the State Cinema. The video features some fantastic special effects as Godzilla comes alive and smashes through the cinema screen flooding the cinema in the process. The video then goes on with Jay Kay dancing on top of the seats as the audience run for their lives. The complete video can be seen below and is well worth watching.



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