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.

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!

August 26, 2017

We're very excited to annouce the opening of Logan Lucky next Friday, September 1 at the State Theatre! It's the latest from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh (Ocean's 11, Magic Mike, and Erin Brockovich, to name just a few). He's a terrific director that's not only helmed his own material, he's also known for assembling fan edits of well know classics in his spare time. What's a "fan edit," you may ask?

August 6, 2017

Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit opened last week at the State (showtimes available here) and in case you didn't know, the harrowing and disturbing scenes depicted in the film are  based on the real-life events of that happened in Detroit fifty years ago.

June 18, 2017

The start of summer is here and we've got some great special events at the State the Bijou coming up. Here's a quick guide to what to look forward to:

June 11, 2017

We've got the must-see blockbuster movie of the summer (Wonder Woman, of course) at the State right now and we'll be holding it for a third week starting next Thursday! If you haven't seen it yet - and were maybe soured on DC superheroes after seeing the terrible Batman Vs. Superman from last year - we highly suggest you give this movie a try.

May 25, 2017

We're opening the latest in Disney's "The Pirates of the Caribbean" franschise at the Bijou today (the fifth installment, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", to be precise) and we're happy to report the most exciting performance in the film is not that of returning swashbuckler

May 7, 2017

We've got the spectacular sequel to 2014's "The Guardians of the Galaxy," (the proverbial "Vol. 2") showing at the State this week (we know, at the STATE! Can you believe it?!) and then moving to the Bijou this coming Friday (May 12). The follow up to the first film features pretty much all your favorite characters, but with an added bonus.

April 21, 2017

If you haven't heard about the crowdpleasing gem opening today at the