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Posted on: June 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Press Release - Iconic State Theatre set to reopen July 10


City of Woodland

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June 12, 2020 - Iconic State Theatre set to reopen July 10th 

(Woodland, CA) – As summer in beautiful Yolo County begins to bloom, our community will soon be able to find reprieve from the warming temperatures and enjoy a movie at our Iconic State Theater in Downtown Woodland!

Effective today, the State and Yolo County have authorized the reopening of movie.  Our local theatre is preparing to open its doors on July 10th in advance of the movie industry’s release of the summer film line up.  Like the majority of other industries, the film and production industry was halted during shelter-in-place and is currently navigating the new State guidelines to ensure the safety of actors and production crews.

Dave Corkill, CEO of Cinema West shared that the initial week following reopening will feature a mix of new releases, classics, and films released just before shelter-in-place. Starting on 17 July, guests can look forward to a full line up of exciting new film releases.  After months of watching movies and TV shows at home during the shelter-in-place order, our community will finally be able to stretch out their legs and kick back on this iconic theatre’s plush recliners to enjoy the big screen experience. No need to worry about blocked views as reserved seating will accommodate 6 feet of distance between parties. Corkill furthermore mentioned that routine cleanings of seats will take place after each showing, as well as throughout the theatre to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all. "Our staff can’t wait to get back to business and see our many regular guests again. We are excited to reopen in July and that such a great lineup of new movies will be available. I can smell the popcorn cooking ..." [Dave Corkill, CEO of Cinema West]

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State Theater captured durring shelter-in-place 

Although our community still has a few weeks to plan its "dinner, drinks & a movie" outing, residents can already enjoy dine-in experiences at any of our Woodland restaurants. From a locally sourced brunch at Savory Cafe, to a fresh Mediterranean lunch at Gyro Palace, to an urban Afghan culinary experience at House of Shah, our restaurant owners and their staff have gone above and beyond to provide residents with delicious meals and quality service in addition to compliance with State safety guidance.   Furthermore, this Friday 12 June marks the State and County’s authorized reopening of bars, pubs, breweries, and wineries. Community members of age will once again be able to sit down and enjoy locally crafted drinks at some of our favorite Downtown spots like Father Paddy’s pub and Blue Note Brewing. Residents looking for Yolo County wine and a nearby scenic drive can head out to Matchbook Winery, Séka Hills, and look forward to the grand opening of Grindstone Winery’s tasting room the weekend of 11 July!   Like all Woodland businesses, Blue Note Brewing’s owner Dave Towne is thrilled that he will once again be able to open his doors to the community. "We at Blue Note are happy to hear that our friends and neighbors at the State Theatre are reopening on July 10th! They are such a great addition to our historic downtown businesses and we are glad that they weathered the storm.” [Dave Towne, owner of Blue Note Brewing] His nano-brewery, which has been a local gathering spot since its opening in 2015, is walking distance to many downtown boutiques, shops, restaurants, and the soon-to-be-reopened State Theatre, making it easy for residents to plan a fun trip to Downtown Woodland. We know that you all have missed stopping by our local businesses to enjoy a local meal or drink, as well as relaxing in front of our a new film while taking in that unforgettable buttery popcorn smell of the State Theatre, so come out and enjoy what Woodland has to offer!

Next City Council Meeting

The next City Council meeting will be on June 16th. The meeting will be held via teleconference and Council members and the public will participate via teleconference. Those locations are not listed on the agenda and are not accessible to the public.

The public is encouraged to listen to the City Council meeting live on Woodland TV Channel 20 and also by viewing the Upcoming Meetings on the City webpage (when the meeting is Live, you will see a Live icon to the left of the meeting).

If you wish to make a comment during general public comment or on a specific agenda item, there are three (3) ways to do that: 1) Join the Zoom City Council meeting by clicking on the link below for instructions; 2) Leave a voice mail message at (530) 661-5900. All voice mail messages received by 6:00 p.m. will be played during the City Council meeting and read into the record at the appropriate time; and 3) If you are watching the live stream and wish to make a comment on an item as it is being heard you may submit an email to the City Clerk at prior to Public Comment on that item. Email comments submitted to be read into the record shall be no more than three (3) minutes when read aloud. Please include the agenda item in the subject line.

Click the following link for: Meeting participation and Zoom Instructions

Coronavirus in Woodland and Yolo County

The City of Woodland continues to closely monitor the impacts of COVID-19 and provide information to assist residents and businesses to respond to the emergency as it evolves.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Woodland is 114 (as of 5 pm on June 11, 2020). Stay up to date by visiting the Yolo County Novel Coronavirus website.

Additional information can also be found at To receive email alerts from the City of Woodland visit www.cityofwoodland/notifyme. To receive email alerts from the County visit

City of Woodland Contact:  Jen Robinson (530) 661-5800

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