January 29, 2016

Check Mike's Letter weekly for our reviews of the movies that are now playing and coming soon to the State and Bijou. It's also your best resource for details on special events and promotions at the theaters, and the hottest news about everything going on in the Traverse City Film Festival universe.

May 8, 2018

History will be made next Saturday, May 19 when another Royal Wedding will take place across the pond - this time between His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and American actress Meghan Markle - and you don’t need to buy a ticket back to dear old Blighty in order to see it happen!

April 4, 2018

We could not be more excited to open the newest offering from visionary auteur Wes Anderson, “Isle of Dogs” - coming to the State on Friday, April 13!

March 9, 2018


Ahh, Spring Break, that time-honored U.S. phenomenon and academic tradition that started during the 1930s as a special vacational period in early spring at universities and schools. For many it's a chance to get away, escape to warmer climates, and get a little R&R. But here at the State, we know better. 

February 28, 2018

We’ve got our own real life Oscar® on display in the lobby, so you know what that means! The Oscars® hit our big screen this Sunday, March 4, 2018!

February 15, 2018

We couldn’t be more excited to open the latest edition of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther, this week at the Bijou by the Bay!

January 4, 2018

Steven Spielberg returns to the State on January 11 with The Post, a true story and pivotal chapter in recent American history, the story of the Pentagon Papers and the fight to make them public.

December 5, 2017

From the candy canes to the carolers, here at the State Theatre we go all out for our holiday movies (I mean, have you seen our jam packed schedule?). And for our staff members, let's just say the holiday movie traditions don't stop at the theater. Ranging from tried and true classics to things a little more obscure (and a little less Christmas-y), here are some of our staff's favorite films to watch to make the yuletide gay. 

Yoda Loves Presents
November 28, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year, our 2017 holiday film schedule is here! We hope you'll join us for all of the merry movies. Browse the schedule below, purchase your tickets, and download a PDF of the schedule.

November 15, 2017

Are you a book lover as much as a movie lover? Do you enjoy comparing and contrasting books to their film adaptations? Do you and your book club make plans to come see all the movie versions of books you've read? Do you want to have a thoughtful discussion about a movie you've just seen? Well then Reel Reads is the ticket for you!

November 6, 2017

The Sistine Chapel. War and Peace. Beethoven's 9th. These are some of the most reknowned works of art in the history of human creation, widely regarded as the best of what civilization has to offer.