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Kalamazoo State Theatre
Ranked #6 of 27 things to do in Kalamazoo
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Owner description: The State Theatre has been a fixture in downtown Kalamazoo since 1927. The original founder of the theatre was Colonel William Butterfield. John Eberson was the renowned architect who designed the theatre. In line with theatre design conventions of the era, the idea was to create a unique atmospheric effect. The early roots of the theatre were found in the Vaudevillian tradition of performance. Many acts that frequented the State Theatre included opera, dramas, big bands, ballet, dance reviews, stage shows and movies.
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Went there about a year ago for a concert and was glad I did. Not modern in anyway, but has a very warm feel with great acoustics

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Has variety of musical shows. Have been to several...favorite a while back was Anne Murray. Beautiful architecture in this historical theatre.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

I've seen many concerts here. Great small venue for any type of show. There's not a bad seat in the house and the acoustics are great. And it's a cool looking place too! :)

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The audiences here are the finest in the world. Small Venue Artists enjoy the setting. They return year after year. We love the ones that play and they love us enough to play again. We Dance in front of the stage. They play, we dance. They play we respond. Not a dead audience here.

Thank H M
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Just saw Pat Benatar at the State Theater and loved the venue. There doesn't appear to be a bad seat in the house. The acoustics were amazing - unlike the arenas. Close parking in multiple lots - easy to get in and easy to leave. The food and drinks were inexpensive and the people that worked there were friendly and helpful. We checked the 2017 schedule for other shows so we could go back! I won't be going back to arena concerts anytime soon.

Thank Traveling1994
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