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

State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm

State Theatre: Friday Night Flicks
GoodfellasR
11:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 pm

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State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
HopPG
10:00 am
GT Pie Bike Giveaway Day!

State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:00, 5:00, 8:00 pm

20

State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:15, 4:30, 6:45 pm

21

State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
3:00, 5:30, 8:00 pm

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State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00*, 8:30 pm

State Theatre:
Special Event

Connected By Coffee NR
6:00 pm
Local Film Premiere Followed by a Q&A with the Filmmakers


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
1:45, 4:00, 9:00 pm

*Screening at the Bijou by the Bay

23

State Theatre: 25¢ Classic Matinee
It’s Raining Men!
(Hollywood Hunks)

Cape FearNR
10:30 am

State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 pm

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State Theatre:
The Grand Budapest HotelR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Bad WordsR
2:15, 4:30, 6:45, 9:00 pm

25

State Theatre:
TBA

State Theatre: Friday Night Flicks
The ‘BurbsPG
Time TBD


Bijou by the Bay:
TBA

26

State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
Spirit: Stallion of the CimarronG
10:00 am

State Theatre:
TBA


Bijou by the Bay:
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 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.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Now Playing at the State Theatre

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2014/USA/R/100 min
Director: Wes Anderson
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, F. Tony Revolori, Adrien Brody

Auteur director Wes Anderson (“Moonrise Kingdom,” “The Life Aquatic,” “The Royal Tennenbaums”) latest offering follows Gustav H. (Ralph Fiennes), the concierge at a legendary hotel situated in the Alps during the 1930′s, as he becomes the center of a farcical whirlwind of suspicion when one of his institution’s oldest and richest patrons turns up dead. And after she suspiciously leaves him her most priceless work of art — a Renaissance painting of a boy with an apple – in her will. Infuriated that she left anything of value to anyone else, the woman’s greedy and nefarious heir Dmitri (Adrien Brody) uses all manner of underhanded and illegal tactics to pin her death on Gustav and to silence anyone who questions his objective of inheriting every penny of her estate, leaving Gustav’s trusted lobby boy Zero (newcomer Tony Revolori) to clear Gustav’s name and prove that the grand lady’s killer is none other than her own son.

“After feeding on this sweet buffet, sated cinephiles will want to call the front desk to extend their stay.”
- Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“The entire movie is like a giant, elaborately decorated cake, created by this most exacting of film craftsmen. And how tasty it is!”
- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“I’m not sure what the formal definition of a masterpiece is, but ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ strikes me as something very close.”
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Every frame is carefully composed like the illustrations from a beloved book (characters are precisely centered; costumes are elaborately literal); the dialogue feels both unexpected and happily familiar.”
- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

“Mr. Anderson’s lovely confection … keeps us smiling, and sometimes laughing out loud. Yet acid lurks in the cake’s lowest layers.”
- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“’The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is by far the most headlong comedic affair in Anderson’s canon. It’s practically Marx Brothers-ian at moments. And Fiennes – who knew he was capable of such wicked, witty timing?”
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“With ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ Wes Anderson is up to his old tricks but with a magnanimous new confidence that feels like a gift.”
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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BAD WORDS
Opening Friday at the Bijou by the Bay

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2013/USA/R/89 min
Director: Jason Bateman
Cast: Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn, Allison Janney

Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut and also stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn of “We’re the Millers”) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand of “Homeland”), who is completely unfazed by Guy’s take-no-prisoners approach to life.

“This is twisted, funny stuff.”
- Tom Long, Detroit News

“In this profanely funny comedy of bad manners and hurts that won’t heal, Bateman shows the same skill as a filmmaker that he does as an actor. And that’s something to see.”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“At heart, ‘Bad Words’ is a nice little concoction about a fellow walking around with a deep emotional wound, who heals it, not by confronting the source of his troubles, but by healing a similar wound in someone else.”
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

“Bateman, who’s so often the put-upon straight man, really stretches himself here. His deadpan delivery works just as well in the role of a wicked antihero as it does when he plays Michael Bluth in ‘Arrested Development.’”
- Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

“‘Bad Words’ serves, at least, as proof that Bateman can do a variety of parts, and direct a smart economical comedy – and if Hollywood is as smart and economical, it will give him the chance again.”
- Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

“The performances are funny, appealing and, in the case of Allison Janney, as a spelling bee official, wonderful.”
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Sarcastic, sanctimonious, salacious, sly, slight and surprisingly sweet, the black comedy of ‘Bad Words,’ starring and directed by Jason Bateman, is high-minded, foul-mouthed good nonsense.”
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

“For his directorial debut, Bateman returns to his bad-boy beginnings. And the results are predictably amusing.”
- Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

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GOODFELLAS
Playing Friday, April 18 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1990/USA/R/146 min
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci

Martin Scorsese explores the life of organized crime with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi’s best-selling “Wiseguy,” the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. Set to a true-to-period rock soundtrack, the story details the rise and fall of Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the “wise guys” in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters, running errands and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero (Paul Sorvino), who takes him in as a surrogate son. As he reaches his teens, Hill (Ray Liotta) is inducted into the world of petty crime, where he distinguishes himself as a “stand-up guy” by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his psychotic partner Tommy (Joe Pesci), he rises through the ranks to become Paulie’s lieutenant; however, he quickly learns that, like his mentor Jimmy (Robert DeNiro), his ethnicity prevents him from ever becoming a “made guy,” an actual member of the crime family. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters, who feel that he has become a threat to their security with his reckless dealings. “Goodfellas” was rewarded with six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture; Pesci would walk away with Best Supporting Actor for his work.

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HOP
Playing Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

2011/USA/PG/95 min
Director: Tim Hill
Cast: Russell Brand, James Marsden and Elizabeth Perkins

For the past 4,000 years, the Easter Bunny has brought joy and candy to kids all across the globe; however, the time has come for a new Easter Bunny to take over the tradition. But while EB (Russell Brand) is the next in line to receive the official title, he couldn’t care less about becoming the official bearer of chocolate eggs and jellybeans. Escaping to Hollywood in a bid to find fame and fortune, EB hops in front of an oncoming car driven by Fred (James Marsden), who agrees to give him a place to recover until he’s healthy enough to hop along home. Now, the harder Fred struggles to stop his furry new companion from sending his life into a tailspin, the more satisfaction he begins to get out of his newfound responsibility. With a little luck and a whole lot of patience, Fred just might become the man who saved Easter for everyone.

Make sure you arrive early to the Saturday, April 19 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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CONNECTED BY COFFEE
Playing Tuesday, April 22 at 6:00 pm – Earth Day Michigan Premiere! – Directors in Attendance

2014/USA/NR/70 min
Directors: Aaron and Chelsea Bay Dennis

Without farmers, there is no coffee. Yet most coffee growers live in dire poverty. In January of 2013, two North American coffee roasters set out with a small film crew on a 1000 mile journey across Central America. On the way they met with soldiers who had become growers, women who now own their own farms, and countless communities using coffee as a tool to create social change. These growers are forging new ways of working together – cooperatively farming their land and managing their businesses. And these co-ops are partnering with visionary coffee roasters and consumers in the North who believe in a fairer way of doing business.
Yet while Fair Trade and ethical consumerism continue to grow, this growth raises as many questions as it does answers. To truly understand the subject, we must look at the historical injustices of global politics and international trade. Though we often don’t realize it, every time any of us drinks a cup of coffee we’re connected in a very real way to the people who produce it.

Before the film, Miriam Pico will play original music on stage as guests arrive. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with the directors, local filmmakers Aaron and Chelsea Dennis, and Chris Treter of Higher Grounds. The after party will be held at The Workshop Brewing Co.

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CAPE FEAR
Playing Wednesday, April 23 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Classic Matinee

1962/USA/NR/105 min
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Cast: Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen

After an eight-year prison term for rape and assault, Max Cady (Robert Mitchum) is set free. Immediately making a beeline to Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck), the former prosecutor responsible for Cady’s conviction, Cady laconically informs Sam that he intends to “pay back” the attorney for his years behind bars. Conducting a meticulous campaign of terror, Cady is careful to stay within the law. Sam, realizing that Cady intends to wreak vengeance by raping the attorney’s wife (Polly Bergen) and daughter (Lori Martin), tries to put the ex-criminal behind bars, but has no grounds to do so. Chief Dutton (Martin Balsam) tries to help Sam with a few strong-arm tactics, but succeeds only in having the courts take Cady’s side in the matter. Things come to a head when Sam moves his family to the “safety” of a remote houseboat on Cape Fear river. Cady shows up unannounced and is about to ravage Bowden’s wife and daughter and when Sam turns the tables.

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THE BURBS
Playing Friday, April 25 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1989/USA/PG/101 min
Director: Joe Dante
Cast: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Ward and June Cleaver have nothing on suburban couple Ray and Carol Peterson (Tom Hanks and Carrie Fisher). Together with their perfect son, Ray and Carol are so clean that they squeak. Thus, when new neighbors Dr. Werner Klopek (Henry Gibson), Uncle Reuben (Brother Theodore), and Hans (Courtney Gains) begin evincing bizarre behavior, Ray is slightly put out. Carol thinks that Ray is getting all worked up over nothing. Ray and his fellow suburbanites endure all sorts of slapstick misadventures in the vain hope of getting “the goods” on the newcomers.

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SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON
Playing Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

2002/USA/G/83 min
Directors: Kelly Asbury, Lorna Cook
Cast: Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Daniel Studi

Matt Damon supplies the voice of Spirit, a wild Mustang stallion living free in the Old West of the late 19th century, where he’s captured by human horse traders and sold to a cavalry regiment at a frontier outpost. There, a cruel colonel (voice of James Cromwell) nearly succeeds in breaking the willful horse, but not quite. Spirit escapes in the company of another captive, Little Creek (voice of Daniel Studi), a Native American youth that tries to possess the magnificent animal by more humane means, but Spirit refuses to bend to human will even when he makes the acquaintance of Little Creek’s beautiful and fiercely loyal mare, Rain. After he saves Little Creek’s life in an Army raid, Spirit believes that the gravely injured Rain has perished after a tumble over a waterfall. Despondent, the horse is captured again by humans, enslaved this time for work in a pack team on the transcontinental railroad. Undaunted by the tragedies that befall him, Spirit manages to escape for a reunion with Little Creek, Rain, and his long-lost brethren.

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NO PLACE ON EARTH
Playing Wednesday, April 30 at 6:15 pm – Holocaust Remembrance – Free Admission! – Subject & Special Guest In Person!

2013UK/Germany/USA/PG-13/81 min
Directors: Janet Tobias
Cast: Chris Nicola, Fruzsina Pelikán, Saul Stermer

American cave explorer Chris Nicola was 70 feet underground in the Ukraine when he was stopped in his tracks. What were a shoe, an old key, cookware, a comb, a cup – signs of human habitation – doing in this cave? These clues led him to a powerful story of how 38 Jews survived the Holocaust in hiding for a year and a half.

FREE Admission!

There will be a Q&A following the film with subject Chris Nicola, and Samantha Ravitch, Great-Niece of Cave Survivor Esther Stermer will share her experience visiting the cave in 2013.

Presented by Congregations Ahavat Shalom & Beth El with funding from The Ravitz Foundation.

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