Hobart’s State Cinema is an iconic venue that has been entertaining audiences for over 100 years and is still going strong to this day. The place to go if you’re after a dose of enjoyable culture and the chance to view the type of films you simply won’t find in mainstream cinemas, the building itself is almost as much of a star as its offerings that can be found within. It’s a lovely, art-deco style facade that belies the culture to be encountered inside, with its own sophisticated book shop and cafe providing the perfect pre-or-post viewing relaxation for visitors attending a show. The State Cinema boasts an intimate feel, with each of its theatres only seating a small number of people in plush, comfortable chairs that give the viewing experience a much more engaging atmosphere than can be found elsewhere. Decor used throughout is also suitably quirky, soft yet modern, and intelligently laid out with a sense of warmth and spacing that add to the overall “snug” feeling of the cinema. Located on the northern end of Hobart’s main restaurant strip, it’s a great way to package together a complete evening with a meal followed by a stroll down to the State Cinema for a bit of drama-or-comedy-infused fun.