Courtesy Traverse City Film Festival

Traverse City’s State Theatre has upped the ante when it comes to having fun at the Cherry Festival. The theater has a great roster of movies—many free—during the festival. Check it out:


Using rare archive footage, this documentary follows the history of the National Cherry Festival. When: Friday 7/4-Saturday 7/12 at 4:00 p.m., free admission.

The Wizard of Oz

If you’re like me you’ve seen it at least a dozen times—but never on the big screen.When: Daily, afternoons and evenings.

Bob Hope and Bing Crosby Week

Mon, 7/7    Road to Rio
Tues, 7/8    Road to Bali
Wed, 7/9    Road to Zanzibar
Thur, 7/10    Road to Utopia
Fri, 7/11    Road to Morocco
When: Daily, 11:00 a.m., free admission.

Diary of the Dead

Another zombie flick from George Romero (Romero directed Night of the Living Dead), Diary of the Dead is considered one of his best. Come and see for yourself…if you dare!
When: Friday 7/4 through Wednesday 7/9 at 9:30 p.m. Plus 11:30 p.m. showings on Friday and Saturday.

This schedule is subject to change, so be sure to check show times. Unless otherwise indicated, general admission is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors 65 and over, and $6 for students and kids 12 and under. Matinee prices are $6.00. For more info:, 231-947-4800. 

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