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Kids in America: ’80s Teen Classics Film Series

Preppies, Dweebs, Dudes, Jocks, Burnouts, Valley Girls–Teens in the 80’s had vivid names for each other, and even more vivid representation on the big screen. Filmmakers like John Hughes, Amy Heckerling, and Cameron Crowe helped define an era while changing the way teenagers were depicted in movies for the next generations.

Join us as we pay tribute to the golden age of teen movies Mondays at 7:00 PM beginning October 10! We’ll even throw in a few extra 80’s films “After Dark” on Thursdays, beginning at 9:30 PM.

Special guests author Kevin Smokler (whose BRAT PACK AMERICA inspired the series) and Chicago-based writer-editor James Hughes (son of director John Hughes) will join us for the series premiere on Monday, October 10! Their conversation about John Hughes’ career will take place between FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF and THE BREAKFAST CLUB. More >> 


Science on Screen Film Series

The Science on Screen series is made possible by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Coolidge Corner Theatre. This series pairs a feature film with a science expert who then speaks about current scientific research or technological advances surrounding the film’s topic. A perfect combination of entertainment and enlightenment – even for the most science-phobic among us. More >> 


The Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series

Presented by the Benard L. Maas Foundation and Toyota, the Family-Friendly Film series is FREE for kids 12 and under! More >>


National Theatre Live & RSC in HD

Presented in partnership with UMSExperience the best of British theatre with high-definition broadcasts from theaters in London.  More >>


Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Presented by the UM School of Art & DesignEstablished with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by our media sponsor, Michigan RadioMore >>


Late Nights at the State

The State Theatre is currently on hiatus until mid-2017! To stay updated on its progress visit More >>