State Cinema Cafe Bar & Bookstore

The independent State Cinema Café, Bar, Bookstore & Rooftop is an award-winning Hobart icon, serving as a community hub for quality film, culture & great books along with excellent local food & beverages. Located a short stroll up Elizabeth St in vibrant North Hobart & open every day of the year.

With 10 screens, a Rooftop Cinema and Bar and the unique Screening Room, we showcase a wide variety of films from around the world – at any one time we have at least 15 different films to choose from. On top of this, we regularly screen exclusive alternative content such as captured live events, opera, theatre and ballet, and host local premieres and filmmaker events. Our screening calendar also includes many major local and national film festivals throughout the year.

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Our spacious Cafe and Bar spreads across two levels with views across Hobart to the river, opening at 9.30am through til late every day. We offer all-day breakfast, lunch, dinner and an extensive selection of decadent cakes and desserts. Tasmanian wines, beers, ciders and soft drinks dominate our liquid options, and you can take your wine or fresh coffee in to the cinema if you don’t have time to relax in the cafe before your screening.

Complete your visit to us with a browse in our Bookstore which specialises in non-fiction, travel, art, fashion, architecture and food titles, along with a wide range of stationery and hand-selected gifts.

Check out our Featured Titles including a great range of Tasmanian titles, place a Custom Order or ask us a a tricky question about that amazing book that your friend recommended but you just can’t remember the name of….  – we hope to see you soon at the State!

Trading Hours

Open 7 Days
9.30am – late

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