STATE THEATRE – MPAA’S #1 THEATER IN THE WORLD
Traverse City’s State Theatre combines world-class, state-of-the-art presentation with the classic hometown movie palace experience. The world’s most comfortable seats, delicious and affordable concessions, a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and unparalleled picture and sound are just some of the reasons why the Motion Picture Association of America listed the State as the #1 movie theater in the world.
Owned and operated by the Traverse City Film Festival, under the leadership of founder, president, and programmer Michael Moore, Traverse City’s historic downtown movie house was renovated and reborn as a year-round, community-based, volunteer-run arthouse movie theater in 2007. Fostering a sense of community and discovery by showing only the best available new release and independent films, the State is dedicated to presenting a carefully-curated selection of movies that capture the human experience in transformative ways. We also offer Friday Night Flicks, weekly 25¢ classic and kids matinees, and over 350 free and low-cost community events annually.