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

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These benefits include:

  • Basic, Premium and Gold Members will receive two-hour parking validation at the State Theatre each time they see a film, along with discounted admission.
  • Premium Members will receive 50% off the price of any size popcorn, along with FREE admission the first Monday or first Thursday of every month.
  • Gold Card Members will receive FREE popcorn, along with FREE admission to all regularly scheduled films.

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 3500 member families each year.

How does your membership make a difference?

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

We have 6 different membership levels: Simple Access; First-Time; Basic; Premium; Gold Card for 1; and Gold Card for 2.  See the grid below for benefit details:

Membership Benefits Simple Access* First-Time Basic Premium Gold Card for 1 Gold Card for 2
Annual Dues $5 $35 $70 $130 $300 $600
Benefits available to CARDHOLDER ONLY
Benefits available to 2 PEOPLE at the same address
Twice-weekly E-NEWSLETTER
VOLUNTEER opportunities
ONE VOTE at the annual member’s meeting
DISCOUNTED TICKETS to Michigan-Theater sponsored films at the Michigan and State Theaters FREE FREE
Monthly PRINTED NEWSLETTER mailed to your home
FREE ADMISSION to 2 member events per year
DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to the Cinetopia International Film Festival
DISCOUNTED TICKETS to special film programs
DISCOUNTED TICKETS to selected live events
DISCOUNTS on educational programs, including Young Filmmakers Camp and film appreciation/history courses
FREE PARKING VALIDATION (up to 2 hours) at most Republic Parking-operated parking structures with attendants
(see FAQ page for details)
OPPORTUNITIES TO ORDER TICKETS to selected events prior to the general public
FREE ADMISSION for you and a guest on the first Monday or Thursday of each month at the Michigan Theater
(limit 2 tickets per membership)
DISCOUNTED POPCORN (any size) at the Michigan Theater HALF PRICE FREE FREE
MEMBER COUPON BOOKLET featuring discounts at top area stores and restaurants
A free personalized PRIVATE TOUR of the Michigan Theater for you and 10 guests
OPPORTUNITIES TO ORDER TICKETS to selected events directly through the Michigan Theater box office manager
FREE ADMISSION to exclusive Gold Card member events

* Only available for purchase at the Guest Services desk in the Grand Foyer.

See the FAQ page for more information.


Buy a Membership

First-Time Membership – $35 (1 person)
Basic Membership – $70 (1 or 2 people at the same address)
Premium Membership – $130 (1 or 2 people at the same address)
Gold Card Membership: 1 person – $300 
Gold Card Membership: 2 people – $600 (2 people at the same address)

If this membership is a gift, please provide the recipient’s name and address in the comments field below.

Recipient’s Name(s)
(Two names for Basic, Premium, and Gold Card for 2 ONLY; must be at same address)
Recipient’s Street Address, City, State, and ZIP


Other Ways to Join

There are four other ways for you to join the Michigan Theater:

Mail: Print out and mail in the printable membership form (the address is on the form)

Fax: Fax the printable membership form to 734-668-7136

Visit: Visit the Michigan Theater during regular box office hours to give your donation in person

Phone: Call Amber Duncan, Membership Manager at 734-668-8397 x28


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