Frozen - Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:30am and 7pm
The Lego Movie - Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 10:30am and 7pm
Despicable Me 2 - Monday, July 28, 2014, 10:30am and 7pm
State Theatre presents Summer Movies for 2014 featuring Wreck-It Ralph on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 10:30am and 7pm; Frozen on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:30am and 7pm; The Lego Movie on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:30am and 7pm; and Despicable Me 2 on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:30am and 7pm. Tickets range from $5-8.
Wreck-It Ralph tells the story of video game character Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and his journey to shed his Bad Guy image and become a hero. When a first-person shooter game arrives at the arcade, Ralph sees it as his ticket to heroism and happiness. He sneaks into the game intending to win a medal but soon wrecks everything, accidentally unleashing a deadly enemy that threatens every game in the arcade. Ralph’s only hope, Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman), a young troublemaking “glitch” from a candy-coated racing game, must teach him what it means to be a Good Guy.
Frozen, presented by Walt Disney Animation Studios, features the story of Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), the fearless optimist, as she embarks on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), who uses her icy powers to trap the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven who she meets along the way.
The LEGO Movie is an animated film that follows lead character, Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt), a completely ordinary LEGO mini-figure who is identified as the most “extraordinary person” and the key to saving the LEGO universe. Emmet and his friends go on an epic journey to stop the evil tyrant, Lord Business (voice by Will Ferrell), and his diabolical plans to freeze the world.
Despicable Me 2 continues the story of Gru (voice of Steve Carell), the ex-supervillian, as he adjusts to family life and attempts an honest living in the jam business. A secret Arctic laboratory is stolen and the Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider’s help and recruits Gru in the investigation.
John Hiatt & The Combo and The Robert Cray Band
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8pm / $65, $55, $45, $35
State Theatre presents two musical masters, each performing their own sets, John Hiatt & The Combo and The Robert Cray Band on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35-65.
John Hiatt, a guitarist, pianist, and singer-song-writer, has been a respected veteran in the music business since the 1970s. Hiatt is known for hits like “Have a Little Faith in Me,” “Thing called Love,” “Tennessee Plates,” and “Slow Turning God.” Since his debut album Bring the Family, he released nine albums including Slow Turning God, Perfectly Good Guitar, Grammy®-nominated Walk On, and Grammy®-nominated Crossing Muddy Waters. Hiatt was also named “Song-Writer/Artist of the Year” in the Nashville Music Awards in 2000.
Robert Cray, also a part of the music business since the 1970s, is a musician that uses a mix of rock, soul, jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Known for his ability to bring new life to the world of blues, Cray has inspired audiences with Billboard hits such as “Smoking Gun,” “My Last Regret,” “Bad Influence,” and It Can’t Fail.” Rolling Stone magazine’s April 2011 issue recognizes Cray for reinventing the blues and introducing mainstream rock in the form of the blues. Cray has released 20 albums including fan favorites Stronger, Bad Influence, and Nothin’ But Love. Cray was Grammy®-nominated for the albums Twenty and This Time. Cray and his band took home five Grammy® nominations including one for the album Take Your Shoes Off.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday 10am to 5pm; and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.