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State Theatre:
Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13
1:00, 4:00, 7:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
2:30, 5:30, 8:30 pm

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State Theatre:
Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13
12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45 pm

State Theatre: Friday Night Flick
Dazed and ConfusedR
11:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
3:45, 6:45, 9:30 pm

30

State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
AnniePG
10:00 am

State Theatre:
Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13
12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
12 noon, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30 pm

31

State Theatre:
Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13
12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
1:30, 4:30, 7:30 pm

JUNE 1

State Theatre:
Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13
12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
2:30, 5:30, 8:15 pm

2

State Theatre:
Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13
12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
2:30, 5:30, 8:15 pm

3

State Theatre: 25¢ Classic Matinee
The Philadelphia StoryNR
10:30 am

State Theatre:
Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13
1:15, 4:00, 7:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
2:30, 5:30, 8:15 pm

4

State Theatre:
Far from the Madding CrowdPG-13
12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 8:45 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
2:30, 5:30, 8:15 pm

5

State Theatre:
TBA

State Theatre: Friday Night Flick
Dirty DancingPG-13
Time TBA
BFF Night!


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
Times TBA

6

State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterPG
10:00 am

GT Pie Co. Bike
Give Away Day!

State Theatre:
TBA


Bijou by the Bay:
TomorrowlandPG
Times TBA

  • 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 and Bijou on Tuesday.
  • Friday Night Flicks (cool and edgy films that play between 10 pm and 12 midnight on Friday) are just $3 or two for $5!
  • The State and Bijou box offices are open from one hour before the first show until approximately 9 pm daily.

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
Now Playing at the State Theatre

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2015/UK/PG-13/119 min
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, “Far from the Madding Crowd” is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba’s choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

“You can smell the faintly salty air, hear the sheep’s insistent bleating, sense the coolness of a spring dew, feel the sharpness of the wind as the seasons change.”
- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“It’s beautifully old and atmospheric without feeling dated.”
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“An enthralling, complex, nimbly acted drama with a sweeping romance that doesn’t shy away from sexual politics.”
- Claudia Puig, USA Today

“The movie, to its credit, holds on to the book’s singular vision of a willful woman undoing several social strata of hapless men.”
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“Just try to stop yourself from swooning.”
- Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com

“Vinterberg brings out the wild side in Mulligan, who can hold a close-up like nobody’s business. She’s a live wire in a movie that knows how to stir up a classic for the here and now.”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“’Far From the Madding Crowd’ moves Carey Mulligan to the lead of the Oscar race.”
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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TOMORROWLAND
Now Playing at the Bijou by the Bay!

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2015/USA/PG/130 min
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world-and them-forever. Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

“All hands on both sides of the camera do outstanding work. Clooney seems to be enjoying himself thoroughly as the old grump whose creative flame hasn’t been entirely extinguished, but it falls more to Robertson to carry the film, which she does with great energy and appeal.”
- Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“Bird has crafted a gorgeous world rife with creativity and inventive images. A Spielbergian sense of candid awe and wonder permeates each scene with a nostalgic edge.”
- Greg Cwik, indieWIRE

“Bird and Lindelof have thrown everything they have at this film and, aside from a pause for breath at the end, they’ve made something funny, surprising and packed full of wonder.”
- Olly Richards, Empire

“This is one of the best family blockbusters in years. Clooney and Robertson (literally) soar, the madcap action always feels grounded and Bird’s world is bursting with visual invention.”
- Paul Bradshaw, Total Film

“Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland,’ Starring George Clooney, is More Than Just a Theme Park Ride.”
- Greg Cwik, indieWIRE

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DAZED AND CONFUSED
Playing Friday, May 29 – 11:30 pm – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1993/USA/R/103 min
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins and Matthew McConaughey

Like George Lucas’ “American Graffiti,” Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950′s, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group of Texas high schoolers as they celebrate the arrival of summer, their paths variously intersecting at a freshmen hazing, a local pool parlor and finally at a keg party.

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ANNIE
Playing Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Saturday Matinee

2014/USA/PG/136 min
Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx

The 1977 Broadway musical returns to the big screen with this production surrounding a 10-year-old Harlem foster child (played by “Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis”) taken in by a calculating billionaire (Jamie Foxx) who’s campaigning to be mayor. Abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, Annie (Wallis) spends every moment of every day attempting to avoid the wrath of her cruel foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). Thing start to look up for Annie, however, when she has a very public encounter with Will Stacks (Foxx), a local cell-phone mogul with mayoral ambitions. Stacks campaign isn’t going too well until he meets Annie and invites her into his home at the suggestion of his trusted top assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and his ambitious PR advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale). Meanwhile, what was originally conceived as a PR stunt to win over skeptical voters becomes something much more personal when the jaded tycoon realizes his little friend is much more than a mere good-luck charm.

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THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Playing Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Wednesday Classic Matinee – Marry Me Cary Month!

1940/USA/NR/112 min
Director: George Cukor
Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

We open on Philadelphia socialite C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) as he’s tossed out of his palatial home by his wife, Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn). Adding insult to injury, Tracy breaks one of C.K.’s precious golf clubs. He gallantly responds by knocking her down on her million-dollar keister. A couple of years after the breakup, Tracy is about to marry George Kittridge (John Howard), a wealthy stuffed shirt whose principal recommendation is that he’s not a Philadelphia “mainliner,” as C.K. was. Still holding a torch for Tracy, C.K. is galvanized into action when he learns that Sidney Kidd (Henry Daniell), the publisher of Spy Magazine, plans to publish an exposé concerning Tracy’s philandering father (John Halliday). To keep Kidd from spilling the beans, C.K. agrees to smuggle Spy reporter Macauley Connor (James Stewart) and photographer Elizabeth Imbrie (Ruth Hussey) into the exclusive Lord-Kittridge wedding ceremony. How could C.K. have foreseen that Connor would fall in love with Tracy, thereby nearly lousing up the nuptials? As it turns out, of course, it is C.K. himself who pulls the “louse-up,” reclaiming Tracy as his bride.

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DIRTY DANCING
Playing Friday, June 5 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5 – BFF Night!

1987/USA/PG-13/100 min
Director: Emile Ardolino
Cast: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey and Jerry Orbach

In 1963, “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is a 17-year-old spending the summer with her family at a resort hotel in the Catskills; she plans on being in the Peace Corps next summer, so this is expected to be her last summer as a carefree adolescent. One night Baby hears what sounds like a party going on in the employee’s dormitory, and she pokes her head in to discover most of the hotel staff enjoying the sort of close dancing that would get you kicked out of the senior prom in no time flat. Baby is particularly struck by handsome Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze), a dancer in the resort’s floor show, and falls head over heels in love. When Johnny’s dance partner, Penny (Cynthia Rhodes), finds herself pregnant, Baby volunteers to learn her steps and take her place; however, Baby’s father, Dr. Jake Houseman (Jerry Orbach), will have none of it. Dirty Dancing was a surprise box-office hit, and the soundtrack album was an even bigger success, spawning several hit singles and inspiring a top-drawing concert tour featuring several of its artists.

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THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER
Playing Saturday, June 6 and Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Saturday Matinee

2015/USA/PG/92 min
Director: Paul Tibbitt
Cast: Tom Kenny, Antonio Banderas, Bill Fagerbakke

SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet. When a diabolical pirate above the sea steals the secret Krabby Patty formula, SpongeBob and his nemesis Plankton must team up in order to get it back.

Make sure you arrive early to the Saturday, June 6 screening because we will be giving away a FREE children’s bike to a lucky attendee, courtesy of Grand Traverse Pie Company and Einstein Cycles.

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THAT TOUCH OF MINK
Playing Wednesday, June 10 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Wednesday Classic Matinee – Marry Me Cary Month!

1962/USA/NR/99 min
Director: Delbert Mann
Cast: Cary Grant, Doris Day and Gig Young

When people refer to Doris Day as “the world’s oldest professional virgin,” they generally have the 1962 comedy “That Touch of Mink” in mind. It isn’t that Cathy Timberlake (Day) is above a bit of hanky-panky; it’s just that she wants such tangibles as a marriage license and wedding ring first. Thus, when playboy businessman Philip Shayne (Cary Grant) begins actively pursuing Cathy (they “met cute” when Philip’s limo splashed mud on the hapless Cathy), she won’t say “I will” until he says “I do.” She is of the idealistic opinion that she can bring out the best intentions in him, even when he repeatedly tips off his worst intentions by inviting her to accompany him to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Bermuda. After not a few complications and misunderstands, Cathy finally finagles a proposal out of Philip. The high-powered supporting cast includes Gig Young as Roger, Philip’s moralistic financial advisor; Audrey Meadows as Connie, Cathy’s wise-cracking roommate; Alan Hewitt as Dr. Gruber, a confused psychiatrist; John Astin as Beasley, Cathy’s slimy would-be beau; Dick Sargent as a neurotic honeymooner; and an unbilled Richard Deacon as an all-around letch. Best scene: the baseball-dugout rhubarb involving New York Yankees Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra.

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KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
Playing Friday, June 12 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

2015/UK/R/129 min
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson

Harry Hart is the head of a elite secret spy organization called the Kingsman: The Secret Service. When he finds a regular street kid named Gary “Eggsy” Unwin down on his luck, he recruits him into the ultra intense training program. Meanwhile, criminal tech mastermind Richard Valentine is planning a mass genocide to wipe out certain DNA codes. When the Kingsman learn about the crime, Hart and Eggsy have to spring into action, track down the mastermind and his weapon and sift through a web of traitors to stop his plot. Based upon the acclaimed comic book of the same name, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick Ass,” “X-Men First Class”)

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MEGAMIND
Playing Tuesday, June 16, Thursday, June 18, and Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Saturday Matinee – Library Day!

2010/USA/PG/95 min
Director: Tom McGrath, Cameron Hood
Cast: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Bill Stiller, David Cross

Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known… and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt has been a colossal failure, thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest “mind” actually be the one to save the day?

Be sure to arrive early to the Saturday, June 20 screening for a special presentation from the Traverse Area District Library and sign up for the Summer Reading program.

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MY FAVORITE WIFE
Playing Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Wednesday Classic Matinee – Marry Me Cary Month!

1940/USA/NR/88 min
Director: Garson Kanin
Cast: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant and Randolph Scott

Leo McCarey was supposed to both produce and direct “My Favorite Wife,” but an illness forced him to relinquish the director’s chair to Garson Kanin, who did a splendid job. This hilarious retread of the old “Enoch Arden” legend stars Irene Dunne as Ellen, who returns home to her husband Nick (Cary Grant) and children Tim (Ann Shoemaker) and Chinch (Mary Lou Harrington) after being marooned on a desert island for seven years. Thing of it is, Ellen has been declared legally dead, and Nick has taken unto himself a second wife, the bitchy Bianca (Gail Patrick). Upon discovering that Ellen is still alive, Nick is on the verge of a tender reunion-until it discovers that she spent those seven lost years in the company of handsome Mr. Barkett (Randolph Scott). The superb supporting cast includes Granville Bates as a flummoxed judge, Chester Clute as a meek shoe salesman whom Ellen tries to pass off as Barkett, and Donald MacBride as a beetle-browed honeymoon-hotel clerk. My Favorite Wife was remade in 1963 as Move Over Darling, in which Irene Dunne and Cary Grant were replaced by Doris Day and James Garner.

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WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
Playing Friday, June 19 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

2001/USA/R/97 min
Director: David Wain
Cast: Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It’s the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there’s still a summer’s worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA’s Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.

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AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
Playing Wednesday, June 24 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Wednesday Classic Matinee – Marry Me Cary Month!

1957/USA/NR/119 min
Director: Leo McCarey
Cast: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

Handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion, and Nicky fears that she has married or does not love him anymore. Will he discover the truth behind her absence and reunite with his one true love, or has fate and destiny passed them by?

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101 DALMATIANS
Playing Tuesday, June 23, Thursday, June 25, and Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Saturday Matinee

1996/USA/G/103 min
Director: Stephen Herek
Cast: Glen Close, Jeff Daniels, Hugh Laurie

In this live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1961′s animated classic, Fashion designer Anita and computer-game writer Roger meet, fall in love and marry along with their dalmatians Pongo and Missus. But the proud dogs’ puppies are kidnapped by Anita’s boss Cruella De Vil (Close), who is stealing young dalmatians to make the coat she has set her heart on. Enlisting the help of the British animal kingdom, Pongo and Perdita set out to find and rescue all ninety-nine pups from their fearsome captors, Jasper and Horace.

Be sure to arrive early to the Saturday, June 27 screening for a special presentation from the Traverse Area District Library and sign up for the Summer Reading program.

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