Memberships

Michigan Theater members are the foundation of our organization. Members provide funds that are absolutely vital to the day-to-day operation of this community treasure. To demonstrate our appreciation, members are able to attend many events at reduced prices, among other benefits. We are proud to welcome more than 3800 member families each year.

How does your membership make a difference?

  • Helps protect and preserve this grand historic building, with its glistening chandeliers and original Barton organ.
  • Supports award-winning programming that enlightens and entertains.
  • Promotes excellence and innovation, as recognized by prestigious national organizations such as Sundance Institute, the Kresge Foundation, and the League of Historic American Theatres.
  • Instantly become part of our family of supporters who have preserved the Michigan Theater since 1928.

Memberships make great gifts!

If you’re wondering what to give to the movie lover on your list, look no further. A Gift Membership comes with year round discounts to movies concessions and many of our live events. In addition, members have bar privileges, free parking validation at nearby structures and receive invitations to members-only parties. Memberships are good for benefits at both the Michigan and State Theaters.

Learn more about our membership programs

Contact membership director Amber Duncan at 734.668.8397 ext. 28 or by emailing aduncan@michtheater.org.

You may also contact Membership Coordinator Sarah Madsen at 734.668.8397 ext. 24 or by emailing smadsen@michtheater.org.

Membership Levels

  • MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Benefits available to CARDHOLDERS ONLY
  • Benefits available to TWO PEOPLE at the same address
  • Number of GUESTS a member may bring to a screening
  • RENEWABLE
  • Twice-weekly E-NEWSLETTER
  • BAR PRIVILEGES at the Michigan Theater (21+)
  • ONE VOTE at the annual members meeting
  • DISCOUNTED TICKETS to Michigan Theater-sponsored films at the Michigan and State theaters
  • PRINTED NEWSLETTER of upcoming films and events mailed to your home
  • FREE ADMISSION to two member events per year
  • DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to Cinetopia Film Festival
  • DISCOUNTED TICKETS to special film programs, including silent films, sing-alongs, 3D films, and more
  • DISCOUNTED TICKETS at participating art house theaters across the United States
  • NO ONLINE SERVICE FEES for movie ticket purchases
  • DISCOUNTED TICKETS to select live events, including our Not Just for Kids series and National Theatre Live
  • DISCOUNTS on educational programs, including Young Filmmakers Camp
  • FREE PARKING VALIDATION (up to two hours) at most Republic Parking-operated structures
  • TICKET PRE-SALE opportunities to purchase tickets for selected events prior to the general public
  • FREE ADMISSION (for you and a guest) every Tuesday to regular Michigan and State Theater-sponsored films
  • DISCOUNTED POPCORN (any size) at the Michigan & State
  • MEMBER COUPON BOOKLET featuring discounts at top area stores and restaurants
  • A special GOLD CARD MEMBER GIFT
  • A free personalized PRIVATE TOUR of the Michigan Theater for you and 10 guests
  • ORDER TICKETS to selected events directly through the Michigan Theater box office manager
  • EARLY ACCESS ONLINE to purchase State Theatre film tickets
  • DEDICATED BOX OFFICE LINE at the State Theatre
  • FREE ADMISSION to exclusive Gold Card member events

Student

$35.00Annual Dues

First-Time

$35.00Annual Dues

Basic

$70.00Annual Dues

Premium

$130.00Annual Dues
  • 2 paid guests (1 free guest on Tuesday)
  • HALF PRICE

Gold Card (for One)

$300.00Annual Dues
  • 8 paid guests (1 free guest on Tuesdays)
  • FREE
  • FREE

Gold Card (for Two)

$600.00Annual Dues
Student
  • $35
  • /ANNUALLY
  • RENEWABLE
    Twice-weekly E-NEWSLETTER and monthly PRINTED NEWSLETTER mailed to your home
    BAR PRIVILEGES at the Michigan Theater (21+)
    ONE VOTE at the annual members meeting
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS to Michigan Theater-sponsored films at the Michigan and State Theaters
    PRINTED NEWSLETTER of upcoming films and events mailed to your home
    FREE ADMISSION to two member events per year
    DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to Michigan Theater-sponsored special programming, including silent films, 3-D films, and the Cinetopia Film Festival
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS at participating art house theaters across the United States
    NO ONLINE SERVICE FEES for movie ticket purchases

First-Time
  • $35
  • /ANNUALLY
  • Twice-weekly E-NEWSLETTER and monthly PRINTED NEWSLETTER mailed to your home
    BAR PRIVILEGES at the Michigan Theater (21+)
    ONE VOTE at the annual members meeting
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS to Michigan Theater-sponsored films at the Michigan and State Theaters
    PRINTED NEWSLETTER of upcoming films and events mailed to your home
    FREE ADMISSION to two member events per year
    DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to Michigan Theater-sponsored special programming, including silent films, 3-D films, and the Cinetopia Film Festival
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS at participating art house theaters across the United States
    NO ONLINE SERVICE FEES for movie ticket purchases

Basic
  • $70
  • /ANNUALLY
  • RENEWABLE
    Twice-weekly E-NEWSLETTER and monthly PRINTED NEWSLETTER mailed to your home
    BAR PRIVILEGES at the Michigan Theater (21+)
    ONE VOTE at the annual members meeting
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS to Michigan Theater-sponsored films at the Michigan and State Theaters
    PRINTED NEWSLETTER of upcoming films and events mailed to your home
    FREE ADMISSION to two member events per year
    DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to Michigan Theater-sponsored special programming, including silent films, 3-D films, and the Cinetopia Film Festival
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS at participating art house theaters across the United States
    NO ONLINE SERVICE FEES for movie ticket purchases
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS to select live events, including our Not Just For Kids series and National Theatre Live
    DISCOUNTS on educational programs, including Young Filmmakers Camp
    FREE PARKING VALIDATION (up to two hours) at most Republic Parking-operated structures
    TICKET PRE-SALE opportunities to purchase tickets for selected events prior to the general public

Premium
  • $130
  • /ANNUALLY
  • RENEWABLE
    Benefits available to TWO PEOPLE at the same address
    Twice-weekly E-NEWSLETTER and monthly PRINTED NEWSLETTER mailed to your home
    BAR PRIVILEGES at the Michigan Theater (21+)
    ONE VOTE at the annual members meeting
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS to Michigan Theater-sponsord films at the Michigan and State Theaters
    PRINTED NEWSLETTER of upcoming films and events mailed to your home
    FREE ADMISSION to two member events per year
    DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to Michigan Theater-sponsored special programming, including silent films, 3-D films, and the Cinetopia Film Festival
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS at participating art house theaters across the United States
    NO ONLINE SERVICE FEES for movie ticket purchases
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS to select live events, including our Not Just For Kids series and National Theatre Live
    DISCOUNTS on educational programs, including Young Filmmakers Camp
    FREE PARKING VALIDATION (up to two hours) at most Republic Parking-operated structures
    TICKET PRE-SALE opportunities to purchase tickets for selected events prior to the general public
    FREE ADMISSION (for you and a guest) every Tuesday to regular Michigan and State Theater-sponsored films
    HALF-PRICE POPCORN (any size) at the Michigan and State Theaters
    MEMBER COUPON BOOKLET featuring discounts at top area stores and restaurants

Gold Card for 1
  • $300
  • /ANNUALLY
  • RENEWABLE
    Twice-weekly E-NEWSLETTER and monthly PRINTED NEWSLETTER mailed to your home
    BAR PRIVILEGES at the Michigan Theater (21+)
    ONE VOTE at the annual members meeting
    FREE TICKETS to Michigan Theater-sponsored films at the Michigan and State Theaters
    PRINTED NEWSLETTER of upcoming films and events mailed to your home
    FREE ADMISSION to two member events per year
    FREE ADMISSION to Michigan Theater-sponsored special programming, including silent films, 3-D films, and the Cinetopia Film Festival
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS at participating art house theaters across the United States
    NO ONLINE SERVICE FEES for movie ticket purchases
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS to select live events, including our Not Just For Kids series and National Theatre Live
    DISCOUNTS on educational programs, including Young Filmmakers Camp
    FREE PARKING VALIDATION (up to two hours) at most Republic Parking-operated structures
    TICKET PRE-SALE opportunities to purchase tickets for selected events prior to the general public
    FREE ADMISSION (for you and a guest) every Tuesday to regular Michigan and State Theater-sponsored films
    FREE POPCORN (any size) at the Michigan and State Theaters
    MEMBER COUPON BOOKLET featuring discounts at top area stores and restaurants
    A special GOLD CARD MEMBER GIFT
    A free personalized PRIVATE TOUR of the Michigan Theater for you and 10 guests
    ORDER TICKETS to selected events directly through the Michigan Theater box office
    EARLY ACCESS ONLINE to purchase State Theatre film tickets
    DEDICATED BOX OFFICE LINE at the State Theatre
    FREE ADMISSION to exclusive Gold Card member events
Gold Card for 2
  • $600
  • /ANNUALLY
  • RENEWABLE
    Benefits available to TWO PEOPLE at the same address
    Twice-weekly E-NEWSLETTER and monthly PRINTED NEWSLETTER mailed to your home
    BAR PRIVILEGES at the Michigan Theater (21+)
    ONE VOTE at the annual members meeting
    FREE TICKETS to Michigan Theater-sponsored films at the Michigan and State Theaters
    PRINTED NEWSLETTER of upcoming films and events mailed to your home
    FREE ADMISSION to two member events per year
    FREE ADMISSION to Michigan Theater-sponsored special programming, including silent films, 3-D films, and the Cinetopia Film Festival
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS at participating art house theaters across the United States
    NO ONLINE SERVICE FEES for movie ticket purchases
    DISCOUNTED TICKETS to select live events, including our Not Just For Kids series and National Theatre Live
    DISCOUNTS on educational programs, including Young Filmmakers Camp
    FREE PARKING VALIDATION (up to two hours) at most Republic Parking-operated structures
    TICKET PRE-SALE opportunities to purchase tickets for selected events prior to the general public
    FREE ADMISSION (for you and a guest) every Tuesday to regular Michigan and State Theater-sponsored films
    FREE POPCORN (any size) at the Michigan and State Theaters
    MEMBER COUPON BOOKLET featuring discounts at top area stores and restaurants
    A special GOLD CARD MEMBER GIFT
    A free personalized PRIVATE TOUR of the Michigan Theater for you and 10 guests
    ORDER TICKETS to selected events directly through the Michigan Theater box office
    EARLY ACCESS ONLINE to purchase State Theatre film tickets
    DEDICATED BOX OFFICE LINE at the State Theatre
    FREE ADMISSION to exclusive Gold Card member events