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Famed theater architect C. Howard Crane, who also designed the Fox Theater in Detroit, designed the State Theatre in downtown Ann Arbor- learn more and get location information at About The State Theatre

The State Theatre is currently not mobility-impaired accessible.

 

 

Calvary

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Calvary

Calvary’s Father James (Brendan Gleeson) is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral – and often comic – problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. With Chris O’Dowd and M. Emmet Walsh. 100...

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Magic in the Moonlight

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Magic in the Moonlight

Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen‘s Magic in the Moonlight is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick Magic in the Moonlight plays is the one that fools us all. Also starring Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Hamish Linklater, and more. Rated PG-13.  Official...

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The Big Lebowski

Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

The Big Lebowski

Saturday, September 6 at 11:59 PM. Midnights are only $7! The plot of this Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen) pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). In 1991, unemployed ’60s refugee Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) grooves into his laid-back Los Angeles lifestyle. One of the laziest men in LA, he enjoys hanging with his...

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The Drop

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

The Drop

Opens Friday, September 12 at the State. The Drop is a new crime drama from Michaël R. Roskam, the Academy Award nominated director of Bullhead. Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy) through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters – “money drops” – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars. Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (James Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry...

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Alive Inside

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Alive Inside

Plays Wednesday & Thursday, September 17 & 18. Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short. This stirring...

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Space Jam

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Space Jam

Saturday, September 20 at 11:59 PM. Midnights are only $7! The mythologizing of Michael, the tao of Bugs: Michael Jordan joins forces with the Looney Tunes characters to defeat an alien basketball team. Good fun, if you don’t mind the hard sell. Give Daffy a Best Supporting Duck nomination. 1996. 88 minutes. Rated PG.

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Howl’s Moving Castle

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Films, Ghibli, state-theater | Comments Off

Howl’s Moving Castle

Wednesday, October 11 at 7 PM. Part of the Studio Ghibli Series at the State. Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell. This Fall, The State Theatre celebrates some of the greatest...

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The Exorcist

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

The Exorcist

Saturday, October 18 at 11:59 PM at the State. Midnights are only $7! Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When...

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday & Saturday, October 24 & 25 at 11:59 PM. Midnights are only $7!  NO exchanges or refunds. Comps and passes not accepted. Doors open at 11:15 pm each night. Props will be available for purchase. (There will not be a shadow cast this year.) ALL bags will be searched - forbidden items include: rice, confetti, alcohol, fake blood, outside food and drink. The State Theater being not handicapped accessible, we apologize for any inconvenience. This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the...

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