Ann Arbor's non-profit center for fine film and the performing arts



What's happening
at the

State Theatre

Famed theater architect C. Howard Crane, who also designed the Fox Theater in Detroit, designed the State Theatre in downtown Ann Arbor.

Get location info and more for The State Theatre >>

Learn more about the State Theatre plans  >>

The State Theatre is currently not mobility-impaired accessible.

 

 

Far From the Madding Crowd

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Far From the Madding Crowd

Far From the Madding Crowd

Plays through Thursday, May 21 at the Michigan. Moves to the State on Friday, May 22. In Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. Drama. 119 minutes. PG-13 Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

read more

Wild Tales

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Wild Tales

Wild Tales

Opens Friday, May 8 at the State. 2015 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE! An anthology of six short stories united by a common theme of violence and vengeance. Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed...

read more

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on I’ll See You In My Dreams

I’ll See You In My Dreams

Special Sneak Preview on TUESDAY, MAY 26 at 7:00 PM. Q&A with producer Rebecca Green will follow. Opens Friday, June 19 at the Michigan. In this heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends, Carol (BLYTHE DANNER) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man, pursuing a new love interest (SAM ELLIOTT), and reconnecting with her daughter. Also stars Rhea Perlman, Jane Squibb, Malin Akerman and...

read more

Merchants of Doubt

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements, state-theater | Comments Off on Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt

Plays Friday, May 29 through Thursday, June 4 at the State. Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic...

read more

Zoolander

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on Zoolander

Zoolander

Saturday May 30 at 11:59 PM at the State. Midnights are only $8! Comic actor Ben Stiller co-wrote, directed, and stars in this spoof of the fashion industry that began as a short skit for the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards. Stiller is Derek Zoolander, an intellectually challenged but bone structure-blessed male model who’s despondent after being eclipsed in popularity by an equally vacuous rival, Hansel (Owen Wilson). Upon his reluctant retirement, Derek is invited to a day spa by previously standoffish fashion designer Jacobim Mugatu (Will...

read more

Love and Mercy

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy

Opens Friday, June 5 at the State. LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost. Stars John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti. (C) Roadside Attractions Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

read more

Good Kill

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements, state-theater | Comments Off on Good Kill

Good Kill

Plays Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18 at the State. In the shadowy world of drone warfare, combat unfolds like a video game-only with real lives at stake. After six tours of duty, Air Force pilot Tom Egan (Ethan Hawke) yearns to get back into the cockpit of a real plane, but he now fights the Taliban from an air-conditioned box in the Las Vegas desert. When he and his crew start taking orders directly from the CIA, and the stakes are raised, Egan’s nerves-and his relationship with his wife (Mad Men‘s January Jones)-begin...

read more

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Opens Friday, June 26 at the State. See Me and Earl and the Dying Girl during Cinetopia! Plays Saturday, June 6 at 7 PM at the Detroit Film Theatre. Buy tickets here. Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to spend time with Rachel – a girl in his class (Olivia Cooke) with whom he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten – who was just diagnosed with cancer. (C) Fox...

read more

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

Saturday, May 16 at 10 PM at the State. Presented by Chris Splashh. Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors.  Advance tickets available at Ticketweb. Keenen Ivory Wayans wrote, directed, and starred in this hilarious parody of blaxploitation films. Jack Spade (Wayans) returns home from a hitch in the army to find his brother Junebug has died from an overdose of gold chains, leaving his widow Cheryl (Dawnn Lewis) and mother Ma Bell (Ja’net DuBois) alone to fend for themselves. Ma throws two inept thugs (Damon Wayans and Kadeem...

read more

Roar

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements, state-theater | Comments Off on Roar

Roar

Playing THURSDAY, MAY 21 and FRIDAY, MAY 22 at the State. It’s the most dangerous movie ever made, and you’ve never seen it–yet. No animals were harmed during the making of Roar, but 70 cast members were–including stars Tippi Hedren, who broke her leg, Melanie Griffith, who had to have major facial reconstructive surgery, and Hedren’s husband Noel Marshall, who was struck down with Gangrene from the multiple puncture wounds he sustained during filming. According to Esquire.com, Marshall considered Roar to be a...

read more

Se7en

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off on Se7en

Se7en

Saturday May 16 at 11:59 PM at the State. Midnights are only $8! Director David Fincher‘s dark, stylish thriller ranks as one of the decade’s most influential box-office successes. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending death, the film concerns Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a homicide specialist just one week from a well-deserved retirement. But Somerset’s retirement must wait for one last case, for which he is teamed with young hotshot David...

read more

She’s Lost Control

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Films, Limited Engagements, state-theater | Comments Off on She’s Lost Control

She’s Lost Control

Plays May 4-7 at the State. Fiercely independent, Ronah works as a sexual surrogate in New York City, teaching her clients the very thing they fear most – to be intimate. Her life unravels when she starts working with a volatile new client, Johnny, blurring the thin line between professional and personal intimacy in the modern world. Independent Spirit Awards 2014 – Nominated for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. 90 minutes. Drama. Not rated. Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterTumblr

read more

While We’re Young

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on While We’re Young

While We’re Young

Plays through Thursday, May 7 at the State. Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He’s an aspiring documentary filmmaker, a vocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel hanging out with the younger generation, but...

read more

Woman In Gold

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off on Woman In Gold

Woman In Gold

Plays through Thursday, May 7 at the State. Woman in Gold is the remarkable true story of one woman’s journey to reclaim her heritage and seek justice for what happened to her family. Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan...

read more