Michael Moore at the Gala Opening for The State Theatre on November 17, 2007.

Captivated State patrons at a 2008 Traverse City Film Festival Screening.

Yet another packed house at the State Theatre.

International Superstar Madonna attends a 2008 screening of her documentary, I Am Because We Are, chronicling the struggles of Malawian orphans.

Can’t get away for spring break? Things heat up at the State with Spring Break Movie Marathon Open House Week.

With its own red carpet, prizes, hors d’oeuvres, and plush seating, the State is the place to be on Oscar Night.

While the Spartans fell short of a National Championship, everyone at the State came out winner.

Emily Martin became the 250,000th State Theatre patron on April 2, 2009, winning a lifetime pass to both the State Theatre and the Traverse City Film Festival.

Michael Moore speaks to his fellow film fans at a 2009 Traverse City Film Festival screening.

At the 2009 Thanksgiving Day turkey giveaway, Michael Moore and the State Theatre give back to the community with over 200 turkeys going to deserving families.

The lovely Susan Borke constructed this gingerbread house model of the State Theatre for the holiday season.

The Tooth Fairy himself makes a surprise appearance at a special Traverse Health Clinic matinee promoting dental health.

During the 2010 Traverse City Film Festival, the State Theatre marquee was changed over six times a day.

Local zombie Nazis come out in droves for a 2010 screening of Dead Snow

Josh Hobson, star of Racing Dreams, and his car in front of the State Theatre.

Rambunctious trick-or-treaters or the State Theatre staff? Judge for yourself at the annual Halloween party.

Corniest costume at the 2010 Halloween party (or perhaps corniest caption?).

Local school children and TC firefighters teamed up to help Toys For Tots. After the children donated toys they were treated to a screening of holiday classics courtesy of the State.

500,000th patron Katie Myers, and winner of a lifetime pass to the State Theatre and Traverse City Film Festival, receives congratulations from Michael Moore on January 3, 2011.

The crowds lined up at 3am in their finery to celebrate the 2011 Royal Wedding of William and Kate.

Up past their bedtime? These young ladies create memories that will last a lifetime at the State Royal Wedding soiree.

Vive la France! Midnight in Paris brought big crowds and a little taste of France to the State.

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