Northern Michigan Movie & Theaters Articles

24 Can’t-Miss Performances, Dinners & Concerts This August

Make the most of Northern Michigan this summer with these 24 events. From concerts to wine tours, here are the festivities you've got to check out...

Frankfort’s Garden Theater Hits $2.1 Million Campaign Goal

The Friends of the Garden Theater in Frankfort announced last week they are concluding their restoration campaign after reaching their $2.1 million...

Traverse City Film Festival Gets Grant for Theaters & 2022 Fest

Traverse City's famous film festival has received a $933,000 grant to help restart the State Theater and Bijou by the Bay and benefit the 2022...

Crowds Return to Manistee’s Vogue Theatre

Vogue Theater in Manistee has opened its doors for summer! After a sold-out Memorial weekend, this theater is helping bring the community back...

Traverse City Film Festival Canceled for Second Year in a Row

The Traverse City Film Festival Board of Directors has announced that the festival will be canceled for Summer 2021. Learn more about this...

Ken Burns’ Hemingway Documentary Includes Michigan Summers

Award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick direct the upcoming three-part, six-hour documentary on Ernest Hemingway, including historical...


Upcoming Northern Michigan Events

07may01octSmall Works Holiday Exhibition - Call For Entry(may 7) 9:00 am - (october 1) 5:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

28may(may 28)9:00 am19aug(aug 19)3:00 pmFood Is Art / Art Is Food(may 28) 9:00 am - (august 19) 3:00 pm Glen Arbor Arts Center

31may12:00 amAlden Dinky Doors"Dinky Doors" have appeared in Alden, Michigan!(may 31) 12:00 am Alden, Michigan, Alden, Michigan

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmBeneath the Moon and Under the Sun: Landscape Paintings by Heidi A. Marshall(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

18jun(jun 18)10:00 am04sep(sep 4)5:00 pmPast Is Present: A Dart Featured Artist Retrospective(june 18) 10:00 am - (september 4) 5:00 pm Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey, 461 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770

Theaters & Movies 

Saving Northern Michigan's Small Town Theaters

Cherry Bowl Drive-In, A Summer Tradition

Grab A Meal Before The Movie


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Native Americans, Settlers, Car Shows … St. Ignace, MI Turns 350!

Native Americans, Settlers, Car Shows … St. Ignace, MI Turns 350!

PAID CONTENT As St. Ignace celebrates its 350th anniversary, we take a look back at its intriguing history—and where the city is heading in the future. When we turn onto N. State Street, heading toward downtown St. Ignace, we’re greeted by endless views of Lake Huron,...

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Great Reads, Celebrating Northern Michigan


Northern Michigan's Magazine

For more than four decades, Traverse has been capturing the beauty, people, outdoor recreation, local food and drink, events, entrepreneurial spirt and sense of community found in Northern Michigan...from Ludington to Traverse City, Petoskey to Mackinac Island and onto the Upper Peninsula.

Northern Home & Cottage

For The Way You Live Up North

Life is lived a bit differently at our Northern Michigan homes. We hang on screen porches and bring sand in our toes. We entertain friends and family and put in bunk beds for grandkids. Mud season is real. And views of every kind are maximized. Find your Northern Michigan home ideas!


For Couples Who Love Northern Michigan

Everything you need to plan your perfect Northern Michigan wedding. Packed with ideas, gorgeous wedding stories, resources and more.

Northern Michigan Vacation Guide

Over 100 pages of fun throughout Northern Michigan. Food, beer, wine, events, shopping, lodging and all-day outdoor fun including Traverse City, Mackinac Island, Grand Traverse County, Emmet County, Leelanau County, Benzie County and Charlevoix County.


Northern Michigan

Northern Michigan has an incredibly vibrant nonprofit community. Read about Northern Michigan nonprofits that are making a difference and then volunteer or donate!


On the Town at the Traverse City Film Festival

This guide to the Traverse City Film Festival is the one to tuck under your arm to enjoy the festival and everything in between your movie choices. Find fun insider tips, where to grab a quick lunch and much more.

Estate & Financial Planning

Your Northern Michigan Guide to a Secure Financial Future

Whether you're a millenial just starting out or retiring to your dream spot in Northern Michigan, this region's experts have excellent advice for how to insure your financial future so you get to live your best life Up North!


Ideas to Make Your Up North Meeting Great

Northern Michigan professional meetings and conferences take on their own personality when you add a gorgeous, relaxed environment and fun ways to bond with peers.

Inspired Life

Living Better After 55 in Northern Michigan

Life in Northern Michigan after age 55 is truly inspired. Find ways to get outside for health and fitness, ways to volunteer, navigate the health system, find community and more.