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State Theatre: 25th Anniversary Re-release
Roger & MeNR
1:00, 6:40 pm

State Theatre: Special Event
State Theatre Halloween Party & Haunted Basement Tours!NR
FREE
3:30 to 6:00 pm

State Theatre: Special Event
Rich Brauer’s DeadriseNR
8:50 pm

State Theatre: Friday Night Flick
The ExorcistR
11:15 pm
Halloween Costume Contest!


Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
2:45, 6:00, 9:15 pm

NOVEMBER 1

State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
Mr. Peabody & ShermanPG
10:00 am

State Theatre: Met Opera
Bizet’s “Carmen”NR
12:55 pm

State Theatre: 25th Anniversary Re-release
Roger & MeNR
5:30, 8:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
2:45, 6:00, 9:15 pm

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State Theatre: Special Event
Age of ChampionsNR
1:00 pm
Presented by the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging
FREE!

State Theatre: Special Event
EpicPG
3:30 pm
Presented by Elf – eat learn frolic
FREE!

State Theatre: 25th Anniversary Re-release
Roger & MeNR
6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
1:45, 5:00, 8:00 pm

3

State Theatre: 25th Anniversary Re-release
Roger & MeNR
1:00, 3:30, 9:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
2:45, 6:00, 9:15 pm

4

State Theatre: 25th Anniversary Re-release
Roger & MeNR
1:00, 3:30 pm

State Theatre: Special Event
Brave Miss WorldNR
6:00 pm
Presented by Pine Hollow Institute
Director via Skype!

State Theatre: New York Film Critics Series
Elsa & FredPG-13
8:30 pm
$12 Sneak Preview
Simulcast Q&A with Shirley MacLaine


Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
2:45, 6:00, 9:15 pm

5

State Theatre: 25¢ Classic Matinee
Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonNR
10:30 am
75th Anniversary of Hollywood’s Greatest Year (1939)

State Theatre: 25th Anniversary Re-release
Roger & MeNR
1:20, 8:30 pm

State Theatre: Special Event
Lil BUB Meet & GreetNR
Starts at 3:30 pm
$50 Fundraiser Tickets – Proceeds Benefit Cherryland Humane Society and Lil BUB’s Big Fund for the ASPCA

State Theatre: Special Event
Internet Cat Video FestivalNR
6:00 pm
$10 Tickets
Special Appearance by Lil BUB


Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
2:15, 5:30, 9:00 pm

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State Theatre: 25th Anniversary Re-release
Roger & MeNR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00 pm

State Theatre: National Theatre Live
Of Mice and MenNR
8:30 pm
$18 Tickets


Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
1:00, 4:20 pm

Bijou by the Bay:
InterstellarPG-13
8:00 pm, 12 Midnight

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  • Admission at the Saturday morning kids matinees and the Wednesday morning classic matinees is 25 cents – the same price the State (then called the Lyric Theater) charged when it opened in 1916.
  • Tuesday is free popcorn day! Patrons may get a free small popcorn when attending any regularly priced movie at the State on Tuesday.
  • Friday Night Flicks (cool and edgy films that roll between 10 and midnight on Friday) are just $3 or two admissions for $5!
  • The box office is open from one hour before the first show until approximately 9 pm daily.

INTERSTELLAR
Opening Friday, November 7 at the Bijou by the Bay – Special Sneak Screening on Thursday, November 6 at 8:00 pm

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2014/USA/PG-13/169 min
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine

From director Christopher Nolan (“Inception” and The Batman Trilogy) comes the most anticipated film of 2014. When a wormhole (which theoretically can connect widely separated regions of spacetime) is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travelers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage with the goal of saving humanity from an environmentally devastated Earth.

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Opening Friday, November 7 at the Bijou by the Bay

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GONE GIRL
Now Playing at the Bijou by the Bay

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2014/USA/R/149 min
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

Nick Dunne, a small town guy who made good in the big city as a magazine writer blames the recession and the loss of his job for the decline of his marriage to his intellectually superior wife with a substantial trust fund. Questions of his motives and character begin to arise after his wife’s disappearance on the morning of their fifth anniversary. As the search for his missing wife plays out over the ensuing days, guilty suspicions are fueled into a national frenzy by the media circus camped outside his house. Is this idyllic, everyman truly capable of murdering his wife?

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“Grimly dark humor and spot-on production design buttress the captivating story and heighten the unnerving atmosphere…Gone Girl will leave you breathless and haunted.”
- Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Fincher is a fearless filmmaker who understands his audience’s intelligence (not to mention their cinematic blood lust). By the end of Gone Girl, we feel like we’ve lived through about four movies, not just one. Good luck letting go of any of them.”
– Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

“Superbly cast from the two at the top to the smallest speaking parts, impeccably directed by Fincher and crafted by his regular team to within an inch of its life, Gone Girl shows the remarkable things that can happen when filmmaker and material are this well matched.”
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Anyone who loved Gone Girl the book will walk out of Gone Girl the movie with a sick grin on their face. You can stop being nervous.”
- Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing over the course of its swift 149-minute running time, this taut yet expansive psychological thriller represents an exceptional pairing of filmmaker and material.”
– Justin Chang, Variety

“Gone Girl is a terrific movie, everything the book and its fans deserve.
- Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times

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ROGER & ME
Opening Friday, October 31 at the State Theatre

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1989/USA/R/91 min
Director: Michael Moore

In honor of its 25th Anniversary, Michael Moore’s groundbreaking debut film “Roger & Me” will be shown for a special limited engagement at the State Theatre! Newly restored from the original 16mm negative, with a full 4K digital scan, “Roger & Me” is the groundbreaking, personal, satirical account of one of America’s greatest urban disasters — when the world’s largest and wealthiest corporation, General Motors, cut 30,000 jobs in Flint, Michigan, turning Moore’s hometown into a ghost town. With razor-sharp, compassionate, and often wryly funny perceptions of what went wrong, Moore chronicles his much-thwarted efforts to meet with then-GM Chairman Roger Smith and convince him to come to Flint to witness the results of his boardroom decisions. Blending humor with scathing indictment, “Roger & Me” ignited a national discussion about the cruelties of corporate America and inspired other filmmakers to make films that would be seen by wider audiences — documentary films that have moved, incited, and changed people in powerful ways.

Director Michael Moore in person at select screenings TBA.

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HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
Friday, October 31 from 3:30 – 6:00 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! Family Halloween Party and Haunted Basement Tours

Bring the kids and your costumes to a fun Halloween Party at the State Theatre during the downtown Halloween Walk! There’ll be treats, activities, and cartoons for all ages. And those who dare can take a tour of the State Theatre’s Haunted Basement. You never know what might be found in the darkest corners of a building constructed in 1916…

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DEADRISE
Playing Friday, October 31 – 8:50 pm – Director In Person!

2011/USA/NR/95 min
Director: Rich Brauer
Cast: Renée O’Connor, Larry Joe Campbell

An inspector (Renee O’Connor) for the Historic Trust visits an abandoned ship on a desolate waterfront. She meets up with the self-apppointed caretaker Vigs (Larry Joe Campbell) who blindly made the application for historical status. Upon arrival, her car is accidentally destroyed. Far from town, she is stuck for the night. Without any particular option, she accepts Vigs’ offer to spend the night on the once proud steamship. What follows is a sleepless night of bad dreams and creepy reality. This is definitely one of Director Rich Brauer’s most surprisingly unusual films.

Director Rich Brauer In Person!

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THE EXORCIST
Playing Friday, October 31 – 11:15 pm – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1973/USA/R/122 min
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair

Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles. The Exorcist received a theatrical rerelease in 2000, in a special edition that added 11 minutes of footage trimmed from the film’s original release and digitally enhanced Chris Newman’s Oscar-winning sound work.

Arrive early for a Halloween Costume Contest! NOTE: This is not an “Exorcist”-themed Costume Contest. Please leave the pea soup at home!

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MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN
Playing Saturday, November 1 at 10:00 am- 25¢ Kids Matinee

2014/USA/PG/92 min
Director: Rob Minkoff
Cast: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert

Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine – the WABAC – to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

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AGE OF CHAMPIONS
Playing Sunday, November 2 at 1:00 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! – Presented by Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging – Filmmaker Q&A via Skype

2011/USA/NR/75 min
Director: Christopher Rufo

“Age of Champions” is the award-winning documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100 year-old tennis champion, 86 year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.

“Age of Champions” premiered to a standing ovation at the prestigious Silverdocs Film Festival and has since shown at more than 1,000 venues around the world. The Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” and its characters have been featured in major media outlets including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR.

Filmmaker Q&A via Skype following the film.

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EPIC
Playing Sunday, November 2 at 3:30 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! – Presented by ELF – eat learn frolic

2013/USA/PG/102 min
Director: Chris Wedge
Cast: Blake Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Colin Farrell

A teenage girl finds herself transported to a secret universe where she must join forces with a team of whimsical creatures to battle the forces of evil that are trying to destroy their world in this adventure comedy based on author William Joyce’s illustrated children’s book “The Leaf Men.”

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BRAVE MISS WORLD
Playing Tuesday, November 4 at 6:00 pm – Presented by the Pine Hollow Institute – Director via Skype!

2013/USA/NR/88 min
Director: Cecilia Peck
Cast: Linor Abargil, Morgan Carpenter, Joan Collins

Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.

Following the film, director Cecilia Peck will join us via Skype for a Q&A.

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ELSA & FRED
Playing Tuesday, November 4 at 8:30 pm at the State Theatre – New York Film Critics Series Sneak – $12 – Simulcast Q&A with Shirley MacLaine

2014/USA/PG-13/94 min
Director: Michael Radford
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden

ELSA AND FRED is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love. After losing his wife, Fred (Christopher Plummer) feels disturbed, confused and alone, so his daughter (Marcia Gay Harden) helps move him into a small apartment where he meets Elsa (Shirley MacLaine). From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into Fred’s life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live—be it more or less—is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases.

Tickets $12 for this special New York Film Critics Series Sneak featuring a simulcast Q&A with Shirley MacLaine following the film.

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MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Playing Wednesday, November 5 at 10:30 am at the State Theatre – 25 Cent Classic Matinee – 75th Anniversary of Hollywood’s Greatest Year (1939)

1939/USA/NR/129 min
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: James Stewart and Jean Arthur

Frank Capra’s classic comedy-drama established James Stewart as a lead actor in one of his finest (and most archetypal) roles. The film opens as a succession of reporters shout into telephones announcing the death of Senator Samuel Foley. Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains), the state’s senior senator, puts in a call to Governor Hubert “Happy” Hopper (Guy Kibbee) reporting the news. Hopper then calls powerful media magnate Jim Taylor (Edward Arnold), who controls the state — along with the lawmakers. Taylor orders Hopper to appoint an interim senator to fill out Foley’s term; Taylor has proposed a pork barrel bill to finance an unneeded dam at Willet Creek, so he warns Hopper he wants a senator who “can’t ask any questions or talk out of turn.” After having a number of his appointees rejected, at the suggestion of his children Hopper nominates local hero Jefferson Smith (James Stewart), leader of the state’s Boy Rangers group. Smith is an innocent, wide-eyed idealist who quotes Jefferson and Lincoln and idolizes Paine, who had known his crusading editor father. In Washington, after a humiliating introduction to the press corps, Smith threatens to resign, but Paine encourages him to stay and work on a bill for a national boy’s camp. With the help of his cynical secretary Clarissa Sanders (Jean Arthur), Smith prepares to introduce his boy’s camp bill to the Senate. But when he proposes to build the camp on the Willets Creek site, Taylor and Paine force him to drop the measure. Smith discovers Taylor and Paine want the Willets Creek site for graft and he attempts to expose them, but Paine deflects Smith’s charges by accusing Smith of stealing money from the boy rangers. Defeated, Smith is ready to depart Washington, but Saunders, whose patriotic zeal has been renewed by Smith, exhorts him to stay and fight. Smith returns to the Senate chamber and, while Taylor musters the media forces in his state to destroy him, Smith engages in a climactic filibuster to speak his piece: “I’ve got a few things I want to say to this body. I tried to say them once before and I got stopped colder than a mackerel. Well, I’d like to get them said this time, sir. And as a matter of fact, I’m not gonna leave this body until I do get them said.”

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INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL – WITH SPECIAL GUEST LIL BUB!
Playing Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 pm – Tickets $10

SPONSORED BY PET SITTERS NETWORK NORTH

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The Walker Art Center’s highly acclaimed festival of the best cat videos the Internet has to offer comes to the State Theatre for a very special one-night-only event, with a very special guest appearance by Lil BUB, the world’s most inspiring and magical feline celebrity! The evening will offer audiences a unique and fun opportunity to join fellow cat lovers and lovers of all things cute in LOLing and aww-ing their way through old and new favorites. Including everything from six-second vine videos to short films and everything in between, this is truly an event for all ages and will also feature some local and staff picks, including the winners of our audience online pick!

There will be an exclusive meet and greet with the amazing Lil BUB prior to the start of the festival! Special ticket rates apply and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Cherryland Humane Society and Lil BUB’s Big Fund for the ASPCA! Learn more about the inspiring story of Lil BUB on her amazing website!

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LIL BUB FUNDRAISING MEET & GREET
Wednesday, November 5 Starting at 3:30 pm – Tickets Fundraising $50

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There will be an exclusive meet & greet with the amazing Lil BUB! 100% of proceeds benefit the Cherryland Humane Society and Lil BUB’s Big Fund for the ASPCA. Tickets include free pop and popcorn while you wait, a commemorative BUB photo, and your photo with BUB (one child under 15 can attend free with ticketed guardian)!

Learn more about the inspiring story of Lil BUB on her amazing website!

In order to bring BUB to TC and share he inspiring magic with everyone, we are in search of a few generous and cat-loving sponsors. Learn more about sponsoring Lil BUB and all the cool perks, including a cat video of your choice included in the fest, here.

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NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: OF MICE AND MEN
Playing Thursday, November 6 at 8:30 pm – Tickets $18

The landmark, record-breaking Broadway production starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton comes to the big screen for an extraordinary one-night cinema event!

Golden Globe®-winner and Academy Award®-nominee James Franco (“127 Hours,” “Milk”) and Tony Award®-nominee Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids,” “Girls”) star in the hit Broadway production “Of Mice And Men,” filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

“Of Mice and Men” is directed by Tony Award®-, Drama Desk- and Outer Critics Circles- award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s “August: Osage County”) and features Leighton Meester (“Country Strong,” “Gossip Girl”).

Tickets for this special event are $18.

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VETERANS DAY PROGRAM PRESENTED BY A MATTER OF HONOR
Playing Tuesday, November 11 at 6:00 pm – FREE! – Doors Open at 5:30 pm

This Veterans Day, we are proud to host Dr. Jonathan Shay — physician, scholar, humanitarian and author of “Achilles in Vietnam”, who has treated veterans with PTSD in the VA system for over 20 years. He will speak about innovative counseling techniques and how we can help our Veterans as they return home.

Immediately following this event there will be a book signing and opportunity to mingle, chat and at Horizon Books.

Presented by A Matter of Honor.

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