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(Ithaca, NY) – The State Theatre of Ithaca, M&T Bank and The Ithaca Times continue The Classic Movie Series with seasonal family favorite “BEETLEJUICE” on Friday, October 30th at 8pm.

Originally opened in 1928, The State Theatre flourished as a premier entertainment venue and was a source of great pride to Tompkins County residents for many decades.

Beginning with vaudeville and then black and white silent film, the theater has evolved with the times. When movies became more popular in the early 1930s, the theater thrived primarily as a cinema house. After World War II, with the advent of television and suburban movie houses, downtown cinema palaces like the State struggled, and eventually large historic theatres like The State stopped screening movies.

The State Theatre stopped showing movies in the mid-90’s. Some of the final films to be screened there included “The Shawshank Redemption”, “Natural Born Killers” and “Forrest Gump”.

After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success.

Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help” quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.

General admission tickets for “BEETLEJUICE” are $6 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available through the State Theatre Box Office at 105 W. State/MLK Jr. St., by calling 607-277-8283, or online at www.stateofithaca.com. This movie is a part of the 2015/16 M&T Bank and Ithaca Times Classic Movie Series.

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