There's something special about Traverse City's State Theatre.
The State Theatre on Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan, is a movie theatre and film festival site whose roots go back nearly 100 years. Citing it's location, architecture, and diversity of spirit, the State Theatre was TheCredits.org (a film industry news site operated by the Motion Picture Association of America)
Over time, this beautiful building has gone through many incarnations, most recently in 2005 when filmmaker Michael Moore threw his support behind the theatre and the Traverse City Film Festival. Today, the State Theatre is the heart of Traverse City, leading the way in keeping the downtown core lively and the arts scene flourishing.
As I happened upon the State Theatre while it was in the middle of screening a film, I wasn’t able to fully explore the main theatre (which employs fibre optic lights and the skills of a local astronomy professor to pay homage to northern Michigan’s August night sky!). Luckily, I was invited to explore the lobby and to take a quiet peak in the theatre as well. The restored building is both charming and stunning, with beautiful murals and posters from bygone eras. It’s no wonder the Motion Picture Association of America named it the best movie theatre in the world!
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