Mike’s Letter

MET OPERA FANS! Find Important Ticketing Information Below

OPENING AT THE STATE!
Magic in the Moonlight
Opening Friday at the State Theatre — See Daily Schedule Below
Woody Allen’s 45th(!) feature film was this year’s Closing Night movie at the Traverse City Film Festival and it was such a hit we’ve brought it back for a full run. Set in 1928, Colin Firth gives a heart-meltingly romantic performance as a professional medium-debunker who meets his match (and maybe the real thing) in an entrancing Emma Stone while visiting a Côte d’Azur mansion. “A master stroke of enchantment from one of the few legitimate cinematic geniuses of the modern cinema.” – Rex Reed. Read Reed’s review and watch the trailer. Rated PG-13, 97 minutes.

OPENING AT THE BIJOU!
Guardians of the Galaxy
Opening Friday at the Bijou by the Bay – See Daily Schedule Below
The Marvel Universe (you know, Spider-Man, The Avengers, Ben Affleck in “Daredevil”) has further expanded, bringing us five new, unlikely heroes who form an uneasy alliance to protect the galaxy from an unspeakable evil in this exhilarating and exuberant space opera. Featuring Chris Pratt (of “Parks and Rec” fame) as a mischievous marauder, Vin Diesel as a taciturn talking tree, and Bradley Cooper as a gun-toting raccoon, “Guardians” is as fantastic as it is fun, as hilarious as it is heartfelt, and you definitely won’t be let down. Read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch review and watch the trailer. Rated PG-13, 121 minutes.

WE’VE GOT A FEVER, AND THE ONLY PRESCRIPTION IS MORE…
Chef
Playing select showtimes at the Bijou by the Bay – See Daily Schedule Below
Okay, we’re starting to think this is some sort of mass psychosis. Ever heard of the Dancing Plague of 1518? We’re pretty sure “Chef” has gripped our region that same way. This is your ABSOLUTE last chance to see Chef before we call in the CDC to get this dealt with once and for all. Read the San Francisco Chronicle’s review and watch the trailer. Rated R, 115 minutes.

FRIDAY NIGHT FLICK
2001: A Space Odyssey
Playing August 15 at 11:00 pm – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5
A film that transformed and transcended cinematic achievement is this week’s FNF, directed by none other than the fearsomely brilliant Stanley Kubrick from a story by Arthur C. Clarke. It’s a staggering spectacle that demands to be viewed on the State’s big screen and will leave your brain reeling and probably give you the munchies. Rated G (believe it or not), 160 minutes. (Next Week: “William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet“)

KIDS MATINEES
Rio 2
Playing Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee
Everyone’s favorite talking parrot is back on the big screen for the second time in this zany adventure. Parents can check out the Common Sense Media review. Rated PG, 108 minutes.

Muppets Most Wanted
Playing Tuesday, August 18, Thursday, August 21 and Saturday, August 23 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee
Everyone’s favorite talking frog and the rest of his merry band of felted entertainers are back on the big screen in this zany adventure of international intrigue co-starring Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, and Ricky Gervais. Parents can check out the Common Sense Media review. Rated PG, 107 minutes.

WEDNESDAY CLASSIC MATINEE
Kiss Me Kate
Playing Wednesday, August 20 at 10:30 am – Tickets Only 25¢
It’s Hoofer Month this August and brawny baritone Howard Keel powers up the spanking machine for this 1953 backstage musical with a Shakespearean twist co-starring Kathryn Grayson and Ann Miller. Not rated, 94 minutes.

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD
It’s that time of the year again. Ticketing for the upcoming season of the Met: Live in HD begins Friday, August 15, at 10:00 am for Met Members, and Friday, August 22, at 10:00 am for State/Bijou members. Tickets will be available at the State Theatre box office and by phone at 231-947-3446 — limit four tickets per opera during the Met and TCFF Theaters member periods. On Friday, August 29, tickets will be available to the general public, at which time online sales will be open to everyone. Read more about this season’s operas here.

BECOME A 2015 FRIEND OF THE FILM FESTIVAL
Discounted Rates Until September 1!
By becoming a Friend of the Film Festival your support not only makes it possible for the festival to bring great films and filmmakers to Traverse City, but you also get to buy your tickets a week before the general public! And there are a whole slew of other Friends-only benefits, including party discounts and FREE tickets to our Friends Only Screening Parties. After September 1 membership rates double for the 2015 festival. We’ve made it easy to renew or join. Just click here for all the details.

IT HASN’T BROKEN 90 YET…
And it really hasn’t even gotten that close. But if it ever does this wintry summer, do you know what happens? The first time our big thermometer in the box office hits 90 degrees, we’ll give away free pop and popcorn for the rest of the day! And the moment our thermometer hits 100, all admissions will be free for the rest of the day!

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STATE THEATRE & BIJOU BY THE BAY SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Friday, August 15
Magic in the Moonlight (Rated PG-13) 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
2001: A Space Odyssey (Rated G)  11:00 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy (Rated PG-13)  12:30, 3:00, 6:30, 9:15 pm ­- Bijou

Saturday, August 16
Rio 2 (Rated G) 10:00 am
Magic in the Moonlight (Rated PG-13) 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy (Rated PG-13)  12:30, 3:00, 6:30, 9:15 pm ­- Bijou

Sunday, August 17
Magic in the Moonlight (Rated PG-13) 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
Chef (Rated R) 11 am – Bijou
Guardians of the Galaxy (Rated PG-13)  1:30, 4:15, 7:00 pm ­- Bijou

Monday, August 18
Magic in the Moonlight (Rated PG-13) 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy (Rated PG-13)  2:30, 5:15, 8:00 pm - Bijou

Tuesday, August 19
Muppets Most Wanted (Rated PG) 10:00 am
Magic in the Moonlight (Rated PG-13) 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
Chef (Rated R) 12 noon – Bijou
Guardians of the Galaxy (Rated PG-13)  2:30, 5:15, 8:00 pm -­ Bijou

Wednesday, August 20
Kiss Me Kate (Not Rated) 10:30 am
Magic in the Moonlight (Rated PG-13) 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy (Rated PG-13)  2:30, 5:15, 8:00 pm -­ Bijou

Thursday, August 21
Muppets Most Wanted (Rated PG) 10:00 am
Magic in the Moonlight (Rated PG-13) 1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm
Chef (Rated R) 12 noon – Bijou
Guardians of the Galaxy (Rated PG-13) 2:30, 5:15, 8:00 pm -­ Bijou

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