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.

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.

October 16, 2017

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Hopefully you followed directions there, 'cause it is time once again for the State Theatre's illustrious Halloween Schedule! It’s several weeks of spooky celebrations leading up to a special Halloween day event! Let’s get started.

We kick things off this Friday, October 20 at 11:00 pm with an Friday Night Flicks screening of the 1996 teen horror classic “Scream,” complete with a Ghostface photo booth and period-correct cordless telephone. Tickets are only $3 each or 2 for $5!

October 2, 2017

The Traverse City Film Festival is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $70,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) for the State Theatre's urgently needed new boiler. We are required to match these funds with other public and private dollars -- so your support is appreciated more than ever as we continue to raise funds to purchase and install the energy-effiencent system needed for us to remain open. Learn more about the boiler project here

September 17, 2017

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:

September 12, 2017

We've got some great special events coming up starting this Saturday! Check'em out!

Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 pm - Tickets $3 or 2 for $5
Join us for a timey tribute to the late, great horror maestro Tobe Hooper as we screen his masterpiece The Texas Chainshaw Massacre!