SponsorshipsThe Michigan Theater Foundation offers many levels of sponsorship for businesses of all sizes and individuals too.
Business Sponsorships – Now Available Virtually!
Though our theaters remain closed, we’re offering a variety of virtual sponsorship opportunities to continue to bring the arts to our membership base and the community. Learn how you can support these programs while gaining some great digital exposure for your organization. To learn how, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The historic Michigan Theater is an elegant venue for movies and live events and is a spectacular downtown community gathering space. Our recently renovated Art Deco State Theatre presents the latest in new art houses films across four screens. Over 250,000 people attend screening and live events at the Michigan Theater Foundation each year.
Partnering with the Michigan Theater Foundation establishes an association with a symbol of stability and community. In addition, your investment in the Michigan Theater Foundation yields a range of marketing benefits and packages that can be tailored to fit your specific promotional needs.
Key sponsor benefits include:
- Your company name on our marquee
- On-screen slides with your message before in-theater film screenings (average weekly movie attendance over 5,500)
- Display space in our lobby during your sponsorship
- Your logo on our monthly newsletter, website, and other printed material
- Your logo featured in our popular weekly emails (over 20,000 subscribers)
- Advertisements in our live event playbills
- Tickets to movies and/or live events at the Michigan Theater or State Theatre for your customers or staff
- And many more!
We have a variety of programs available for sponsorship including our Family Friendly Film Series, Summer Classic Film Series, Holiday Classic Film Series, Science on Screen Film Series and our Not Just for Kids live theater series for children, and much more.
Sponsorship starts at just $1,500, and fees vary based on the specific program and benefits requested.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Personal Sponsorships – Now Available Virtually!
Want to see your name in lights on the Michigan Theater marquee? Or surprise a loved one with a special message on one of the screens at the Michigan Theater or State Theatre before a film screening? A personal sponsorship will make this happen!
Sponsored Film Series
Sponsors frequently support special film series at the Michigan Theater Foundation. We work with individuals and organizations to present a broad range of series based on themes of all kinds, including: filmmaker or film talent retrospectives, celebration of national cinema, summer classics, holiday classics, genre series, and much more.
Sponsorship helps keep the Michigan Theater Foundation an active, vibrant part of the arts community in Ann Arbor, and provides a variety of benefits that can be adjusted to best suit corporations, businesses of all sizes, and individuals too.
Kerrytown Market and Shops
Michigan Film and Digital Media Office
Old National Bank
State Street District
Stutzmann-Moore Wealth Management Financial Advisors
UM Center for Japanese Studies
WEMU 89.1 FM
Level One Bank
Owl Creek Apartments
UM History Department
Vintage Financial Services
Individual Program Sponsors
Bank of Ann Arbor
Destination Ann Arbor
The Discovery Center
Gretchen’s House Child Development Centers
Japanese Business Society of Detroit
Main Street Area Association
Red Hawk Bar & Grill
Sweetwaters Café on Liberty
Tios Mexican Cafe
UM Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies
UM Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies
UM Copernicus Program in Polish Studies
UM International Institute
UM Liberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
UM Nam Center for Korean Studies
UM Weiser Center for Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Democracies
University of Michigan Credit Union
Wags to Wiskers
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra
Arab American National Museum
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The College for Creative Studies
Hands On Museum
The Henry Ford
UM Hatcher Graduate Library
University Musical Society