530-529-2787 | 333 Oak St. Red Bluff, CA 96080

Great things are happening at the State Theatre! As President of the State Theatre for the Arts, I am extremely happy to report that with the support of the current ownership of the State Theatre, (Ron Clark and Ben Sale Families) the State Theatre has been a hotbed of activity since mid-March, 2011 when STFTA opened escrow to purchase the theatre.

In the past 60 days the State Theatre has hosted the following events: Challenge of the Champions film tribute (Sponsor-Tehama County Arts Council), Renowned Cowboy Poet Baxter Black (Sponsor- Tehama County Cattlewomen, Sunrise Rotary Club), Presidio Brass (Sponsor-Community Concert Series), Merle Haggard Concert and Live Auction with State Theatre Video Tribute by Tom Hanks (Promoter-Village Maps of America), The United States Army Field Band and Chorus (Sponsor-Community Concert Series), Mercy High School Graduation (Sponsor-Mercy High School), Shasta College Campus Puente Celebration(Sponsor-Shasta College), Tehama County Schools Writing Celebration (Sponsor-Tehama County Department of Education), Rocky Horror Tribute Show (Promoter-STFTA and Red Bluff Daily News), The Really Big Variety Show (Promoter-STFTA and Red Bluff Daily News),

eScholar Academy Graduation (Sponsor – eScholar Academy), Reeds Creek School Graduation (Sponsor-Reeds Creek School.

State Theatre for the Arts is grateful for the approximately 5,000 citizens of this community who attended and supported these diverse and enriching events at the State Theatre. Thanks to the generosity of theatre ownership and event promoters and sponsors, STFTA has received approximately $20,000 in relation to the above listed events in support of the operation and/or acquisition of the State Theatre.

I am also very happy to report that the State Theatre Capital Campaign is proceeding very nicely. Individual and business contributions towards the purchase of the State Theatre have been most generous and more are being received on a daily basis. This level of financial support heartens STFTA and we are pleased to report that thru the generosity of this giving community, our State Theatre for the Arts Acquisition Account is fast approaching $100,000. While we are extremely pleased with our progress thus far we fully realize that the bulk of our “fundraising work” remains ahead of us and we will be seeking support from all segments of the community as we move forward with fundraising efforts to ensure the State Theatre will be providing programming as listed above for generations to come.

Further information regarding State Theatre investment opportunities can be viewed by reading the Capital Campaign Lead Gift Prospectus or by contacting one of the following Capital Campaign committee members:

  • Bill Cornelius 530 527-3485
  • Marvin Locke 530 527-5290
  • J.B. Stacy 530 528-4702
  • Venita Philbrick 530 529-2787

And one more thing,……….SEE YOU AT THE STATE!