Well, you should be. It's only the best holiday there is all year! What could be better than Art House Theaters around the country taking a day to celebrate the important cultural role or art houses play in communities. And this year's celebrations are shaping up to be the best yet. We've got special screenings and events you'll only find at your independent art house cinema all day at the State on Sunday, September 24 and a special kick off event on the evening of Saturday, September 23. Oh, and there’s FREE BEER!

So join us, won’t you? Here’s what we’ve got in store:

Saturday, September 23 at 9:00 pm - State Theatre - FREE with FREE BEER for All!
This special FREE screening kicking off our Art House Theater Day celebrations will be presented movie party-style with complimentary beer pours from our friends at The Workshop Brewing Company, giveaways, and treats!

“Brigsby Bear” stars SNL's Kyle Mooney, STAR WARS' Mark Hamill, Claire Danes, and Greg Kinnear, and produced by the people who brought you "The LEGO Movie.” "Brigsby Bear" wins you over with its disarming sweetness and aching sincerity. It's off-the-wall concept: a young man sets out to finish the storyline of a beloved children's television program after discovering it never really existed, or rather, only existed for him. Absurd, absurdly charming, wildly imaginative, hilarious, and full of heart, it's unlike anything you've ever seen. Rated PG-13, 100 minutes.

Sunday, September 24 at 1 pm - Regular Admission - FREE for Members
Fredrick Wiseman's landmark documentary achievement that exposed conditions at a Massachusetts hospital for the insane (and that was banned until 1992) will be presented in a new 4K restoration with an exclusively for Art House Theater Day conversation between Wes Anderson and Wiseman for the film's 50th Anniversary. Not Rated, 84 mins.

Sunday, September 24 at 3:30 pm - Regular Admission - FREE for Members
Join us for an advance screening of "Lucky," starring Harry Dean Stanton, featuring an exclusive Art House Theater Day intro by director John Carroll Lynch. "Everything Harry Dean Stanton has done in his career, and his life, has brought him to his moment of triumph in "Lucky," an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that's important." (Variety) Not Rated, 88 mins.

Sunday, September 24 at 6 pm - Regular Admission - FREE for Members
It’s finally here! Comedy phenom Demetri Martin wrote, directed, and stars in this bittersweet comedy also starring Kevin Kline and Mary Steenburgen about an illustrator (the drawings are awesome!) dealing with the death of a parent, growing up, and falling in love. "By staying true to his offbeat brand of comedy, Martin has something compelling to say about moving on amidst -- or perhaps because of -- the humor of life." (The Film Stage) Rated PG-13, 94 mins.

Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 pm - Regular Admission - FREE for Members
One of the best movies of the summer (and the year) that we couldn't quite squeeze in for a full run gets its time on the State Theatre's screen. Acclaimed director David Lowery ("Ain't Them Body Saints," "Pete's Dragon") reteams with Rooney Mara and Oscar-winner Casey Affleck for a thought-provoking, singularly special masterpiece about love, mortality, and how our heart keeps beating even after it stops. "A Ghost Story is filmmaking that challenges and exhilarates, a potent reminder of how many new places film can still be taken even after a century of people working in the medium." (Consequence of Sound) Rated R, 92 mins.

And if you’re a member of the State and Bijou we’ve got extra perks for you:

Not only will you receive FREE admission to all four special screenings at the State, you will receive FREE popcorn all day on Sunday, September 24!

Sign up to be a member now and not only enjoy all these great benefits, but also receive two free additional State and Bijou passes to share with a friend. Learn more about membership and all the great things it supports here.

See you next weekend!