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State Theatre

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Address: 223 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2525
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+1 231-947-4800
11:30 - 22:45
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:45

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I have enjoyed my many experiences at the state theater, i recently went on a date night and saw the new beauty and the beast, amazing

Reviewed 6 days ago
United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have enjoyed my many experiences at the state theater, i recently went on a date night and saw the new beauty and the beast, amazing

Thank 552meghanh
Traverse City, Michigan
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50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please disregard politics. Mr. Michael Moore put a ton of cash into this iconic theater. It has all new seating, sound and concession refreshments. The ceiling looks as though you are sitting under a star lit mountain top on a crystal clear winter night! Ticket prices are always low! Many times, 25 cent specials are offered on weekends for the... More 

Thank James J
Traverse City, Michigan
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great movies, seats and atmosphere! The night sky and is wonderful! The sound system and big screen are wonderful for viewing the movies. Popcorn and drinks are fairly priced and good. Turn off your cell phones or you won't be welcomed back. A must experience in TC. Enjoy!

Thank jjnemitz
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place that's so much fun you won't be picking up your phone for entertainment! Think hee-haw variety with a Western Michigan feel. Yes, it's a little liberal hipster-ish with post college grads but it's a rocking good time. The news portions are good for cheap pops or laughs and the musical revue is not sophomoric rather talented.... More 

Thank JimDeBerry
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Watched one of the all time best Christmas films and all around feel good films It's A Wonderful Life late December 2016. Terrific experience! Each guest was given a little bell to ring during the film. After the film the little bell was traded for a candy cane. Great pricing on tickets, snacks and drinks. Prime location downtown Traverse City... More 

Thank AlexZelinski
Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This old but restored theatre is fabulous. Great old time feel, but all brought back to life and redone. Seats are so comfy. Concession stand is wonderful, all run by volunteers. Prices can't be beat in Traverse City. Beats the big theaters by far. Michael Moore had a big hand in getting this theatre restored. It's beautiful!

Thank wixom83
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92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The place has been beautifully restored to its original splendor. The volunteers that work there are also very friendly as is the audience who clap for the volunteers at each showing. The popcorn is fantastic, and the treat is to sit in the balcony and see the stars that decorate the ceiling. Movies are always interesting and they have lots... More 

Thank mlrmanski
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430 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We love this theatre. When Michael Moore rescued it and put it into a non profit for the City it was such a gift to us. Never a bad movie. Beautifully restored, volunteer staff, reasonable prices and concession prices, perfect evening for singles, couples, friends. Why not? Thank you Michael.

Thank Clinton S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Theatres like the State are treasures that have to be preserved. The facility is beautiful and it competes well with modern facilities. We saw a movie one day after the death of Debbie Reynolds and were amazed that someone had put together a pre-show tribute with musical clips. It has a good mix of new and old movies. We were... More 

Thank pinkfroggy9
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Helpful staff, cheap concessions and great screen/sound! A northern Michigan historical icon-must see! Thanks for the military discount as well!

Thank Leif M

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