Programs Special Events
The 76th Annual Rotary Show: a little song, a little dance — no one is safe, regardless of stance!
We are very pleased to host a simulcast of this year's TEDx Traverse City, being held live at Milliken Auditorium. The inspirational day will honor innovators who have passion, curiosity, creativity and adaptability to change the world with revolutionary ideas.
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! Join us for the pomp and circumstance live from Windsor Castle as America crowns its newest princess in this real life fairy tale.
Featuring a breakout performance from Suttons Bay native Luke Klein, this special screening will honor and thank the over 150 local companies, crew, and extras that helped bring “Camp Manna” to life. All local cast and crew are invited to attend. Filmmakers and actors will also be in attendance. Camp Manna filmed for 18 days at the two YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps on Arbutus and Torch Lakes.
Help us send off beloved manager Linda Barry as she embarks on the next chapter in her life. She's been with us from the beginning and the State and Bijou would not be what they are today without her! Patrons and volunteers are invited to this open house to say goodbye, share a memory, and have some cake!
The Grand Traverse/Leelanau Suicide Prevention Coalition present this special screening event featuring a panel and Skype with the film's director Lisa Klein.
In February 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the image of five U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Corpsman hoisting the American flag atop a mountain in Iwo Jima. The identities of these men have been accepted for 70 years, but new evidence shows that one Marine was never identified. We finally reveal an unnamed hero using modern science to examine the iconic photo in ways that we have never seen before. Then we look at the battle and the stories of the men who risked it all for their country and their brothers in arms.
A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.
At this special "May the Fourth Be With You" celebration event, our friends at The Workshop Brewing Company will be on hand serving up pints for $6 with $1 of every sale benefiting the State Theatre. 
"As You Like It" is a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy classic (blending modern filmmaking techniques with classic theatrical conventions) --  think JOHN WAYNE MEETS SHAKESPEARE...IN THE DESERT