The State Theatre Presents

The Cartoons of Max Fleischer


Sat, Jul 13, 2024


7:00 pm


Advanced - $15 (includes fee); Doors - $18 (includes fee)


The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA

Join us for a hour block of newly restored cartoons from the legendary Fleischer Studios featuring Betty Boop, Popeye, Koko the Clown and more! Join us for Q&A after the show with with Max Fleischer’s grandchildren, Jane & Bruce, to learn about how these films are being restored in high definition and their influence in the world of animation.  

Joining the Q&A will be John Summerson; John is a multimedia specialist on the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Digital Education Team (non-credit). Focusing in video production, animation, and editing, John helps build educational multimedia for Penn State Extension.

Max Fleischer is one of the most renowned pioneers in animation. From 1919 to 1942, he and his company, Fleischer Studios, produced nearly 700 cartoons. Among his many achievements, his studio was the first to animate both Popeye and Superman — and he created the legendary Betty Boop, who remains an icon of American culture to this day.  


The State Theatre needs your help to purchase a new Digital Projection System!

With the purchase and installation of a new projector, The State will have a new 4K, laser projection, and digital cinema sound processing system will give us the ability to screen major movie festival features, as well as independent and major studio live action and animation that is only distributed in the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.