State Theatre Traverse City

State Theatre - Traverse City Michigan

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The State Theatre is located on on East Front Street in downtown Traverse City and was originally built in 1918 and rebuilt in 1923 after a fire. It showed the first talking movie seen in Northern Michigan in 1929 when it was known as the Lyric Theatre. It closed down in 1991, before being revitalized by being used during the Traverse City Film Festival beginning in 2005. On November 17, 2007, the community celebrated the grand opening of the theater as a year round art house. The building was restored through hundreds of volunteer hours and financial support of director Michael Moore. In addition to Michael Moore, many other contributors provided financial support that helped in the long process of opening the Traverse City State Theatre.

State Theatre

Contact Information


233 E Front Street

Traverse City, MI 49684

Driving Directions

Phone: (231) 947-3446

Fax: (231) 947-3448


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Traverse City Weather

CLEAR, humidity 43%, barometer 29.81,
wind 13 mph NNW
Breezy with partial sunshine
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Cloudy with some rain and a thunderstorm
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56°F | 42°F
Mostly cloudy, showers around; breezy
Cooler with times of clouds and sun
47°F | 37°F
Cooler with times of clouds and sun

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