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.

December 19, 2018

There's no better time to gather indoors and cozy up with a favorite film on the big screen. And we've got a list chock full of new and old classics to enjoy at the State Theatre this December, January, and February, including some treasured holiday favorites! 

Please note, our complete Holiday schedule, including the Polar Express PJ Party, Home Alone Pizza Party, It's a Wonderful Life, and so much more!, will be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned. 

**Films Subject to Change**

FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS - Late Nights Friday

November 27, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year, our 2018 holiday film schedule is here! We hope you'll join us for all of the merry movies. Browse the schedule below and purchase your tickets in advance. You can also download a printable flyer here

August 28, 2018

There's a crisp chill in the air, apple cider a brewing, pumpkin pies a baking, and we've got the Just Great Movies to cozy up with this fall! See the complete lineup below. 

Films subject to change


May 29, 2018

Strap in y’all cuz here comes your Friday Night Flicks, Kids Matinees, and Classics Matinees for summer 2018!


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!