Vote for the State and Bijou in Red Hot Best!

“Vote for me and all of your wildest dreams will come true!” - Napolean Dynamite

Voting is now open for Traverse Magazine's annual Red Hot Best issue, the highly coveted awards that shine a spotlight on the businesses, people, activities, and events that make this region so gosh darn expceptional.

This year, both the State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay have been nominated for Best Small Town Movie Theater and while we may not be able to make any "Napoleon Dynamite"-esque campaign promises, we hope you'll consider voting for us on the strength of our platform alone (state-of-the-art projection and sound, unrivaled service, affordable prices, ultra plus seats, free educational and community programs, etc.).

The State Theatre is also once again in contention for Best Place to Take Kids on a Rainy Day for our 25¢ Kids Matinees — an honor bestowed upon us for the last several years. Thank you!

Just visit to make your picks and lend your support to your beautiful downtown theaters. And look for the results this June!