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ESCAPE TO THE STATE! FREE SPRING BREAK MOVIE STAYCATION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!
Tickets Available March 16 to 36 FREE Films Playing March 23 – 30!
The State Theatre’s annual FREE Spring Break Staycation returns March 23-30 — 36 movies, all day, all week, all FREE! Talk about an escape. Heading to Daytona Beach has nothing on getting swept away on a jolly holiday with Mary Poppins or traveling back in time to 1950s Hill Valley with Marty McFly.
We’re giving the community an all-access pass to some of the funniest, most awesome, most thrilling, most fun, downright greatest movies ever made, and you can see them all on a huge screen with seat-shaking sound in red plush comfort with $2 popcorn and pop inside a modern marvel of a historic movie palace. Aww yeah!
Check out this year’s lineup below and make plans to join us downtown for a week-long movie party that tops anything going down at a poolside cabana. From the family matinees each morning at 10 am to our after-bedtime offerings, there’s truly something for everyone.
We’ve got everything from some of the year’s biggest hits (like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) to our favorite off the radar films of the past year (like The Disaster Artist and Home Again), and some of the most beloved films ever made (Raiders of the Lost Ark).
Tickets are completely, you guessed it, FREE and are available starting March 16 at 12 noon! You can pick them up in person at the State or Bijou, or order them online. (Small print: Limit four tickets per screening per person. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Standby lines will form for sold-out movies, and we almost always get everyone in.)
Why risk the unpredictability of Earth weather when you can indulge yourself in fine entertainment in temperature-controlled comfort? The weather’s always perfect inside the State!
FRIDAY, MARCH 23 – DREAMERS DAY!
Babe (G) 10:00 am
La La Land (PG-13) 12:15 pm
Breathe (PG-13) 3:15 pm
Pitch Perfect 3 (PG-13) 6:15 pm
The Disaster Artist (R) 8:45 pm
The Room (R) 11:15 pm
SATURDAY, MARCH 24 – OSCAR PEOPLE’S CHOICE SATURDAY!
Despicable Me 3 (PG) 10:00 am
Wonder (PG) 12:30 pm
Wonder Woman (PG-13) 3:15 pm
Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13) 6:30 pm
It (R) 9:30 pm
SUNDAY, MARCH 25 – OSCAR ACADEMY’S CHOICE SUNDAY!
Coco (PG) 10:00 am
Molly’s Game (R) 12:30 pm
Dunkirk (PG-13) 3:45 pm
Get Out (R) 6:30 pm
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) 9:00 pm
MONDAY, MARCH 26 – FIND YOUR PEOPLE MONDAY!
The Boss Baby (PG) 10:00 am
Mamma Mia! (PG-13) 12:30 pm
Home Again (PG-13) 3:15 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (PG-13) 6:00 pm
Girls Trip (R) 9:15 pm
TUESDAY, MARCH 27 – SCHOOL’S IN TUESDAY!
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (PG) 10:00 am
Mathematics: Hidden Figures (PG) 12:15 pm
English: Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13) 3:15 pm
Cultural Studies: The Big Sick (R) 6:00 pm
Driver’s Ed: Baby Driver (R) 9:00 pm
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 – SCHOOL’S OUT WEDNESDAY!
Mary Poppins (G) 10:00 am
Back to the Future (PG) 1:00 pm
Wonder (PG) 3:45 pm
Lady Bird (R) 6:30 pm
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) 9:00 pm
THURSDAY, MARCH 29 – ADVENTURE THURSDAY!
The LEGO Batman Movie (PG) 10:00 am
The Mountain Between Us (PG-13) 12:30 pm
Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG) 3:15 pm
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) 6:00 pm
Kong: Skull Island (PG-13) 9:00 pm
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 – BONUS MATINEE!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) 10:00 am
ABOUT THE TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL
The Traverse City Film Festival is a charitable, educational, nonprofit organization committed to the idea that “One Great Movie Can Change You: Just Great Movies” and to helping save one of America’s few indigenous art forms – the cinema. The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to northern Michigan for the annual film festival in late July to early August.
It was instrumental in renovating a shuttered historic downtown movie house, the State Theatre, which it continues to own and operate as a year-round, community-based, and volunteer-staffed art house movie theater. The festival also renovated the historic Con Foster Museum building in Clinch Park and turned it into a sister screen for the State Theatre, the Bijou by the Bay.
The festival was founded by Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore who makes his home here, runs the festival, and serves as president of the board of directors. Other board members are filmmakers Rod Birleson (producer, “Capitalism: A Love Story”), Larry Charles (director, “Borat”), Terry George (director, “Hotel Rwanda”), Jeff Daniels (actor, “The Newsroom”), Christine Lahti (actor, “Running on Empty”), Mark Cousins (director, “The Story of Film: An Odyssey”), Tia Lessin (director, “Trouble the Water”), and Marketing Executive Penny Milliken.