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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.

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Foxcatcher

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Foxcatcher

Nominated for 3 Golden Globes!  Based on true events, this psychological drama tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire (Golden Globe Nominee Steve Carell) and two champion wrestlers (Channing Tatum and Golden Globe Nominee Mark Ruffalo). 134 minutes. Rated...

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Selma

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

Selma

Special UM Dept. of History discussion after the Thursday 1/22 4:10 PM screening led by: Stephen Berrey, Assistant Professor of History and American Culture Matthew Countryman, Associate Professor of History and American Culture Brandi Hughes, Assistant Professor of History and American Culture Golden Globe Winner!  Selma is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic...

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Whiplash

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

Whiplash

Golden Globe Nominee – Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons)! Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring...

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The Room

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off

The Room

Friday & Saturday, January 30 & 31 at the State. Midnights are only $8!  Advance tickets at ticketweb.com: click here for Friday tickets  |  click here for Saturday tickets. A benevolent, friendly, selfless man who greets everyone with a disarming “Hi” discovers that you can’t trust anyone after getting engaged to a manipulative, self-serving siren who seduces his best friend and destroys his life. Johnny (writer/director Tommy Wiseau) has everything a man could ever want: great friends, a good job, and a...

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A Most Violent Year

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

A Most Violent Year

Opens Friday, January 30 at the State. A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. From acclaimed writer/director J.C. Chandor, and starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. J.C. Chandor’s third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally...

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Blade Runner

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

Blade Runner

Wednesday, February 4 at 7 PM at the State. Part of the Noir Film Series. Advance tickets at ticketweb.com.  Final Cut. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, and more. A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. A haunting, eerily prophetic mixture of Science Fiction and Film Noir, Blade Runner boasts one of the most astonishingly designed futures ever put on...

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Purple Rain

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off

Purple Rain

Saturday, February 7 at 11:59 PM at the State. Midnights are only $8! The Oscar- and Grammy-winning Purple Rain, stars Prince as a young black singer, born and raised in Minneapolis, who reaches the pinnacle of stardom while having miserable relationship with his father (Clarence Williams III). Gorgeously photographed by Donald Thorin, the film is a virtual catalogue of Prince’s hits, including “I Would Die 4 U”, “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy”. 1984. 111 minutes. Rated...

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Internet Cat Video Festival

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Films, state-theater | Comments Off

Internet Cat Video Festival

Tuesday, February 24 at 7 PM at the State Theatre. Produced and curated by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Internet Cat Video Festival is the first offline celebration of online cat videos. The festival gathers fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips—from six second Vine videos to short films and everything in between. Regular admission rates apply.

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Videodrome

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off

Videodrome

Saturday, March 7 at 11:59 PM. Midnights are only $8! Hardcore pornography, sadomasochism, mind control, and living televisions all play crucial roles in Videodrome, one of director David Cronenberg‘s explorations of dangerous sexuality and technological obsession. The morally questionable hero of the tale is one Max Renn (James Woods), a television executive searching for an intense new program for his sex-oriented network. He ultimately discovers an underground program called “Videodrome,” which appears to broadcast...

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Films, Midnights, state-theater | Comments Off

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Saturday, March 21 at 11:59 PM. Midnights are only $8! Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl’s seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he knows she’s the girl he wants to grow old...

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