Wheelchair Access

The main entrances at both the State and Bijou are accessible.

Accessible Parking

For the State Theatre, accessible parking is available on Front Street and in the metered parking lot behind Chase Bank, across the street from the State. The Larry C. Hardy parking deck on Front Street also has accessible parking spaces and an elevator. For the Bijou, accessible parking is available in the Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market parking lot.


Wheelchair spaces are available at both the State and Bijou theaters on the main floor, along with adjacent companion seating. Companion seats are released a few minutes prior to show start at sold out screenings and events. The balcony at the State Theatre can only be accessed by stairs.


An accessible unisex restroom is available on the main floor of the State Theatre. The men's and women's restrooms at the Bijou are accessible, and can be found down front, behind the screen.

Assistive Devices

A core part of our mission is to make the movies accessible to everyone, so we take assistive device technology seriously. We are proud to offer the Sony Entertainment Access Glasses system — groundbreaking technology for the hearing and vision impaired that is not available anywhere else in Northern Michigan. Read complete information on our Assistive Devices page.