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State Theatre

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Address: 223 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684-2525
Phone Number: 231 947-4800
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11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Gorgeous Movie Theater

This old-fashioned movie theater is an absolute gem. It is beautifully restored. The seats are plush and comfortable, with cup holders on each side and lots of leg room in front... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lucky M
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old-fashioned movie theater is an absolute gem. It is beautifully restored. The seats are plush and comfortable, with cup holders on each side and lots of leg room in front. The walls and soft lighting are lovely, and the curtains are gorgeous. The best part is the star-filled sky twinkling on the ceiling. From a functional standpoint, this theater... More 

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Thank Lucky M
Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

It's all been said about the State Theatre, their isn't a better place in the 4 county area to see movie. The snacks are priced right. Just check it out you won't be disappointed!!

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Thank 2151scott
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Perfect theater to view movies. The folks in charge select great movies. The seats are so comfortable.The sound system is excellent. The theater is staffed by friendly volunteers. The popcorn is made fresh for each showing!

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Thank samgetsinger
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

A beautiful movie theater with friendly volunteers and great flicks! And they serve Vernor's on tap!

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Thank GLyonTC
Traverse City, Michigan
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

... Is the motto for The State, but it's also about wonderful, comfortable seating, reasonably priced tickets and concessions. The State celebrates 100 years this year, and has been completely re-furbished, so you'd never know it is that old. It boasts the largest screen in northern Michigan, and a ceiling representing a view of the night sky in August here... More 

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Thank Lauren K
Michigan
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133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Enjoyed a great movie at State Theatre at $6.50 matinee price during the afternoon. Theatre is staffed by Traverse City volunteers to raise money for their town. Popcorn, snacks and sodas are at reasonable prices. Comfortable seats and beautiful interior. Enjoyed seeing historic photos displayed inside.

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Thank MutualFun
Traverse City, Michigan
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Every chance we get, we go to the State Theatre. It is great to help our community and the popcorn is the best ever!

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Thank Karenma2016
Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Great movie theater, attended by volunteers, from ticketing to in-theater amenities. I loved the stage, the chairs, the movie and the overall experience including the restrooms and how they lit up outside and inside the theater. Paid 8.5 Usd to watch the movie of the night but they have movies for 50 cents well. Better check the program since I... More 

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Thank Limangezen
Ludington, Michigan
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103 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The State Theatre is home to a famous film festival each year. This theatre has a huge screen and has been restored in all it's glory. The sound is excellent! The seating is very comfortable. The concession and movie pricing is very reasonable! Dedicated volunteers help keep the costs down, and the patrons benefit from that. All staff members are... More 

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Thank Duane M
Traverse City, Michigan
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52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This theatre is amazing! One of the only places to see movies in Traverse City besides The Bijou! From the moment you step into this theatre you will fall in love with not only the theatre but the volunteers who spend tireless hours donating their time to the ultra comfy seats to the awesome screen. You will not be disappointed!... More 

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