Covid-19 Protocols UPDATE

Based on current CDC guidelines FACE MASK ARE OPTIONAL (but still encouraged), FOR PATRONS OF OUR THEATERS.
Learn more about the COVID protocols that are in place at the State Theatre & Bijou By The Bay.

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Opening 10/7


In the 1930s, three friends—a doctor, a nurse, and an attorney—witness a murder, become suspects themselves and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in North American history.


Fri: 1p, 4p, 7p

Sat: 1p, 4p, 7p

Sun: 1p, 4p


Fri: 1p, 4p, 7p

Sat: 1p, 4p, 7p

Sun: 1p, 4p

2h 7m

Rated: R

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Family Friendly Saturday Kids’ Matinees

Saturdays at 10 am only $1

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National Writers Series Special Event

Margo Price: Maybe We’ll Make It.

On October 20th, Grammy-nominated country/Americana musician Margo Price joins the National Writers Series to discuss her new book, Maybe We’ll Make It.For more information and to purchase tickets visit:


Thur. 7 pm

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Mike’s Movie Letter

September 22, 2022

Friends —

This weekend we are showing a brilliant new film I had hoped to bring to the film festival this summer but it wasn’t available at that time — and now it is!

Stay up to date with all the latest news & events.

With your support, we’ll keep the magical experience alive.

We know parking in downtown can be tough! Let us help.


Volunteers are the heart of the State and Bijou.


A: You can purchase tickets for both theaters online (link) and in person at both box offices. The State and Bijou box offices open half an hour before each show of the day.

Read the Covid Protocols page If you forget your mask and would like one, we will have free ones available. And read our Covid Protocols here.

A: It depends on the meaning of best, easiest, and near. It also depends on the time of day and time of year (a rhyme!).

My personal favorite is Lot B just off the Parkway between Front St. and Cass. It’s easy to get in and out, has many long-term meters, and is a 3-minute walk to the either the State or Bijou. The Hardy Parking Garage at Park and State St. is very close and will keep your car dry and snow-free (unless you’re on the top deck). If you love to parallel park, and can find an open spot, and are willing to pay premium at the meters, there’s always Front St. near the theater.

If you don’t mind a 5 or 10-minute micro-trek, nearby neighborhoods between Boardman Ave. and Franklin St. have free street parking. (Be good to the neighbors!)

Here are links to TC parking rates and locations:

A: For now, exactly what they were in 2019:

  • $9 Adults
  • $8 Seniors
  • $7 Children (5-12 and under — no unvaccinated children may attend)
  • $7 All matinees before 4pm

Seating will be limited.

A: Yes! As we are still getting all our systems restarted, this will take a few weeks before we resume member discounts. Wherever your membership was at on March 12, 2020 when all theaters were shuttered by the state of Michigan, the remaining months of your annual membership will be honored beginning December 17.

A: Most definitely! We intend to keep the theaters and the film festival run mostly by volunteers. Volunteers are the heart and soul of this operation. We will announce within the month the reboot of our volunteer operation. For now, just stop by on the days we’re open and pitch in!

A: OMG! They are fantastic! The real fix to a sweet tooth. Also, water is a great replacement for pop.

A: I guess we blame an economic system that is not based on the values of democracy which implies that everyone has a say in how the economy is run and that everyone has a seat at the table. Our system has rewarded the few with an out-of-control disparity in wealth and income, the lack of a living wage, and making the United States the only industrialized country where health care is not a human right. During the pandemic, those with money came to TC and bought up everything they could. Now, for many, those who work here can no longer live here. Only we can stop this.

A: Eat more gum drop grapes. And vote.

A: 20.1 miles per hour.

That’s all for today!

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