Reviews of The State Theatre (Movie Theater)

233 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, United States

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At the present the business receives a score of 4.7 stars out of 5 and this score is based on 373 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF The State Theatre IN Michigan

Attabey Rodríguez Benítez

Just remodeled! You can order tickets online, popcorn is really good, get that butter layered with some m&m's! They also have current movies not just indie films which is good

William Pielemeier

Great theater. Home of the Cinetopia Film festival.

Michael May

So good so cheap.

Paul Jacobson

Nothing like The State Theatre...

Maddie Conway

Perhaps the less elegant cousin of the Michigan, the State is a one of a kind place where you can see not only the latest independent/foreign films but enjoy old favorites on the big screen. One of the best places in Ann Arbor! You need to buy your tickets at the window, so arrive early. Prices are much better than the big movie theaters.

Jonathan Pal

I like this theatre a lot, but I reached out to them about renting a space for a private screening and they never replied. Unfortunate. Funny how RAVE replied within a day with info about space rentals.

Bennet Wolper

Wonderful renovation and great movie selections. So happy that the State and Michigan are part of our community.

John Madonna

This is great local theatre. The movies run a mixture of quality mainstream Hollywood movies and indie films. There is also a bit of quintessential college to going to a midnight showing of some cult movie here. The theatres are comfortable and clean and everyone who works here is really nice and helpful. Really what more is needed from going to the movies?

Jennifer Smith

Great popcorn. Friendly staff. Comfortable seats. What more do you need from a theatre?

Max Kryza

Pleasant viewing experience

Joseph Hohler III

The renovations are great, there's really no bad seats in theater 1. But...the bathrooms are inadequate.

Marian Gregor

Nice, stylish remodel.

Walter Shwayder IDSA

COMFORTABLE seats, not the "over the top" BarcaLounger type chairs that fit no one's body

Edwin Escabillas

Nice old timey feel

Heather Lewis

Wonderful renovation! Love it.

Kassem Almattar

Nice

Ken Clark

We saw Black Panther here about four times last year. If you're looking for an IMAX screen and lounge-chair seating, you won't appreciate the State. If you want to see movies the way they did in the golden era of movies, this and the Mich are the places to go. The State is intimate - not a big box. If you think the theater should be part of the experience, you should give the State a try.

Ariel Wan

Since its reopening, The State Theatre is my favorite movie theater to go to. With new everything, including seats, it's a comfortable and easy-going experience. They have reserved seating which makes is convenient for me to buy my ticket and pick my seats ahead of time so I don't have to worry about getting crappy seats or not being able to sit with my friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful and I could eat their popcorn for days. My husband is especially excited that they have the Nitro Stout as a beer option. Full disclosure, I work for the Michigan Theater Foundation that owns the Michigan Theater and State Theatre. But while it may appear like I'm biases, it's an honest review and I do love the new theater :D.

Luciano Martinez

Staff is nice and location is clean.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder & Company,

It's no brand new megaplex theater, but it has impeccable taste in movies. From foreign films to their cult favorite midnight showings, you will find something that can bring you to the State Theater once a month. It's definitely your unique college town movie theater and we love it!

Helen H

Loved it before, love it now post-renovations! Iconic.

Raymond Lee

Reasonably priced but seats are still cramped. Screen seemed fairly small.

Peter Nefcy

Horrible experience. We had the highest priced tickets as an anniversary treat. The staff REFUSED to honor them. We arrived 5 minutes ahead of time. They made us wait in line for seat reassignment. Of course, slim pickings after waiting in line for 25 minutes after show was scheduled to begin. Reassigned seats were very undesirable, with limited view of stage and performers, small seats made for children and a 25 foot speaker tower less than 20 feet away. We lasted less than one minute of 140 db screech. Act promoted as acoustic guitar and singer, but real act was heavy metal band. We left and had a very nice dinner, although we had to shout at each other for 30 minutes until our ears recovered. Dishonest, dishonest, dishonest! We will never go there again, and encourage everyone NEVER to go there. Anyone giving a high rating for this place is a paid troll or works for the place.

Brittnie Denhof

Very neat place, well put together. They serve alcoholic beverages and other movie theater snacks and treats.

A E

Newly renovated. Awesome!

Alexis Ploss

A fun and clean theatre, showing many art house and limited release titles. Tickets do sell out quickly, so make sure you buy your tickets before you stop at the concession stand. We made that mistake, and ended up throwing away our popcorn because we had to wait 2 hours for the next showing. We watched The Favourite and it was a hilarious gem in a beautiful setting.

Jean Leverich

The renovation is beautiful

Nolan Reynolds

They serve wine and beer. Popcorn is good. they usually have the movies that aren't widely released. Seats are a little small

Ted Thiry

A great place to see great films!

Rorie Merz

Beautiful theater. Friendly staff and very clean. Decent sized screen and swanky seating. And you can get

Tab B

refurbished theatre is beautiful.

Reid Hulleza

Great people wow! Even better movies! WOW

blackstreet23 .

There is no AC in the summer ...

Sara Timberlake

I haven't been in the building since before renovation, but it was a nice space. I came with a friend in a wheelchair, so accessibility, in my eyes, seemed relatively navigational (tho my friend said there isn't a handicap door opening button, so it would be hard for a handicapped person going to the movies by themselves unless they came with friends). Chairs in the theater were very comfortable. Audio seemed fine for the movie I came to see. I would come again.

Nice Price II

Awesome. Renovated. A+

Felicia Jones

No parking, the elevator jumped like it was going break while We were on it and the Popcorn was blah, no good seasoning. Thank GOD the movie of the series was very good!

Chuck Loftis

Always a worthy experience, along with it's sister theatre The Michigan. Happy to support both with annual membership.

Jeffrey Duncan

Comfortable seats

Attabey Rodríguez Benítez

Just remodeled! You can order tickets online, popcorn is really good, get that butter layered with some m&m's! They also have current movies not just indie films which is good

William Pielemeier

Great theater. Home of the Cinetopia Film festival.

Michael May

So good so cheap.

Craiggy Ramone

Always been a cool theater, even better after reno!

Paul Jacobson

Nothing like The State Theatre...

Maddie Conway

Perhaps the less elegant cousin of the Michigan, the State is a one of a kind place where you can see not only the latest independent/foreign films but enjoy old favorites on the big screen. One of the best places in Ann Arbor! You need to buy your tickets at the window, so arrive early. Prices are much better than the big movie theaters.

Jonathan Pal

I like this theatre a lot, but I reached out to them about renting a space for a private screening and they never replied. Unfortunate. Funny how RAVE replied within a day with info about space rentals.

Bennet Wolper

Wonderful renovation and great movie selections. So happy that the State and Michigan are part of our community.

John Madonna

This is great local theatre. The movies run a mixture of quality mainstream Hollywood movies and indie films. There is also a bit of quintessential college to going to a midnight showing of some cult movie here. The theatres are comfortable and clean and everyone who works here is really nice and helpful. Really what more is needed from going to the movies?

Jennifer Smith

Great popcorn. Friendly staff. Comfortable seats. What more do you need from a theatre?

Max Kryza

Pleasant viewing experience

red talon

I wish they would open already

Joseph Hohler III

The renovations are great, there's really no bad seats in theater 1. But...the bathrooms are inadequate.

Marian Gregor

Nice, stylish remodel.

Walter Shwayder IDSA

COMFORTABLE seats, not the "over the top" BarcaLounger type chairs that fit no one's body

Edwin Escabillas

Nice old timey feel

Heather Lewis

Wonderful renovation! Love it.

Kassem Almattar

Nice

Ken Clark

We saw Black Panther here about four times last year. If you're looking for an IMAX screen and lounge-chair seating, you won't appreciate the State. If you want to see movies the way they did in the golden era of movies, this and the Mich are the places to go. The State is intimate - not a big box. If you think the theater should be part of the experience, you should give the State a try.

Ariel Wan

Since its reopening, The State Theatre is my favorite movie theater to go to. With new everything, including seats, it's a comfortable and easy-going experience. They have reserved seating which makes is convenient for me to buy my ticket and pick my seats ahead of time so I don't have to worry about getting crappy seats or not being able to sit with my friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful and I could eat their popcorn for days. My husband is especially excited that they have the Nitro Stout as a beer option. Full disclosure, I work for the Michigan Theater Foundation that owns the Michigan Theater and State Theatre. But while it may appear like I'm biases, it's an honest review and I do love the new theater :D.

Luciano Martinez

Staff is nice and location is clean.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder & Company,

It's no brand new megaplex theater, but it has impeccable taste in movies. From foreign films to their cult favorite midnight showings, you will find something that can bring you to the State Theater once a month. It's definitely your unique college town movie theater and we love it!

Helen H

Loved it before, love it now post-renovations! Iconic.

Raymond Lee

Reasonably priced but seats are still cramped. Screen seemed fairly small.

Peter Nefcy

Horrible experience. We had the highest priced tickets as an anniversary treat. The staff REFUSED to honor them. We arrived 5 minutes ahead of time. They made us wait in line for seat reassignment. Of course, slim pickings after waiting in line for 25 minutes after show was scheduled to begin. Reassigned seats were very undesirable, with limited view of stage and performers, small seats made for children and a 25 foot speaker tower less than 20 feet away. We lasted less than one minute of 140 db screech. Act promoted as acoustic guitar and singer, but real act was heavy metal band. We left and had a very nice dinner, although we had to shout at each other for 30 minutes until our ears recovered. Dishonest, dishonest, dishonest! We will never go there again, and encourage everyone NEVER to go there. Anyone giving a high rating for this place is a paid troll or works for the place.

Brittnie Denhof

Very neat place, well put together. They serve alcoholic beverages and other movie theater snacks and treats.

A E

Newly renovated. Awesome!

Alexis Ploss

A fun and clean theatre, showing many art house and limited release titles. Tickets do sell out quickly, so make sure you buy your tickets before you stop at the concession stand. We made that mistake, and ended up throwing away our popcorn because we had to wait 2 hours for the next showing. We watched The Favourite and it was a hilarious gem in a beautiful setting.

Jean Leverich

The renovation is beautiful

Nolan Reynolds

They serve wine and beer. Popcorn is good. they usually have the movies that aren't widely released. Seats are a little small

Ted Thiry

A great place to see great films!

Rorie Merz

Beautiful theater. Friendly staff and very clean. Decent sized screen and swanky seating. And you can get

Tab B

refurbished theatre is beautiful.

Reid Hulleza

Great people wow! Even better movies! WOW

blackstreet23

There is no AC in the summer ...

A Allen

Sara Timberlake

I haven't been in the building since before renovation, but it was a nice space. I came with a friend in a wheelchair, so accessibility, in my eyes, seemed relatively navigational (tho my friend said there isn't a handicap door opening button, so it would be hard for a handicapped person going to the movies by themselves unless they came with friends). Chairs in the theater were very comfortable. Audio seemed fine for the movie I came to see. I would come again.

Nice Price II

Awesome. Renovated. A+

Felicia Jones

No parking, the elevator jumped like it was going break while We were on it and the Popcorn was blah, no good seasoning. Thank GOD the movie of the series was very good!

Chuck Loftis

Always a worthy experience, along with it's sister theatre The Michigan. Happy to support both with annual membership.

Jeffrey Duncan

Comfortable seats

Eric Dyer

Always a great place to catch a picture. Renovations have made it even better!

Giselle Stitt

Great theater

Nick Hadwick

Nicely renovated, comfortable and accessible, good selection of movies

Jon Childs

First class movie going experience. Intimate and friendly. 4 screens so great variety especially when paired with the 3 screens just down the street at the incredible Michigan Theater (worth the trip just to hear the classic pipe organ). An A2 gem. The AAFF in late March is a film buffs dream.

Chris Goolsby

Great renovation. Love the new digs.

Joel Wilhelm

Super neat little theater!

Killian Kerr

The service was really great and the staff was very nice. The bathrooms were really clean. The only down side is some of the theaters are smaller and fill up quick so you need to get tickets in advance.

Michael Grades

Love the old style and they show indie movies from time to time. We live an hour a away and drove here to see suspiria. A great time. Loved it. The distance is what keeps me away. Also like an old style theatre it doesn't have leather reclining seats. But Thats no big deal. Would recommend

Nasser Aldaghri

Newly renovated theater. Great location and staff.

Jess Liang

Good local theater, but could be better in terms of seating and showings. Was packed today and had to show my ticket again as proof I was in the right seat. Very irritating!

Timothy Thomas

Historically well done.

Nathalie Vandecan

Comfy seats but they don't recline.

Rory Baker

I love the State Theater. They get a wide range of movies and the concession stand is reasonable.

Steven Raasch

Beautiful renovation

Greg Mowatt

Oldschool theater, but a classic

Kris Bellinghausen

Great staff and good atmosphere. We love the variety of movies they offer throughout the year.

Amir Rahmati

Vintage place with good movie selection. The seats are really tight so tall people barely fit in non-aisle seats. Usually not as crowded as Michigan theater.

Carolyn Texley

Great all around. Wednesday drink specials, unobstructed seats, great sound quality. Check out the view of downtown along Liberty St.

Dee B

Great service and friendly people :)

Mary Lou Gillard

A part of my Ann Arbor history since 1948!!

Kevin Malley

Newly renovated Art House. Great films

Alexandra Hall

What a difference the recent renovations made! Almost a museum now, it's great to see the history of Film and Ann Arbor intersect inside the State. Seats are comfortable and local film fanatics will join you for an enjoyable showing. The staff is friendly and helpful, and booze selection is a plus! Consider the State for your next movie and enjoy the nearby restaurants and nightlife to complete your night

Caleb Curtis

Spaceballs!! Loved the theater! I wish the screen was a bit bigger but it still looks really nice on the inside

Danny Grinnell

Great night at the film festival, Meow Wolf doc is fantastic.

Nick Bruni

Did an exceptional job with the renovation on this place. Double the number of theaters than before, and more compact so you're not as far away from the screen. They serve alcohol here now, as well.

Ethan Levin

Renovations are great!

Gary Richard Collins II

I liked it, not too bad on the refills, but it's not bad.

john lee

What's better than a historic remodeled independent theater? Keep it local, keep going to the State or Michigan Theater.

Jim McGuire

Pleasant movie experience. Parking can be an issue, so plan ahead. The theater itself is unique, but we'll maintained. Some nice art-deco touches. It's great that there is a place to see some less commercial films.

Dane Hillard

I understand the appeal of the old (perhaps original) seating, but it's uncomfortable! Otherwise an awesome theater. Great for the weekend midnight showings.

Tabitha Ludwig

Great place to see a movie and don't forget to pick up your special issue groundcover on your way in or out for ONLY 10 dollars

Diana Neering

Great place to see great movies

Alexi St

THE BEST POPCORN

Jack Bell

Great prices. We went to one of the late night showings of an older movie. Very cool, had a lot of fun. I appreciate the atmosphere, and the experience was great.

Goddess of Trauma

Very nice historic theater, shows movies that are special as well as first run hits.

Ezekiel Chojnacki

It's a great experience, and a nice theater. Do not go in expecting a national chain experience though. It has it's own style. Great for the whole family.

Tom Caldwell

Nice re model. They serve alcohol. Small theater 3 screens. We'll be back!

Sanjeeva

Nice place to see one indie films

Avik Mondal

Super comfy, nice size

Rebecca C

A different type of movie experience. Would definitely go back.

Eric Dyer

Always a great place to catch a picture. Renovations have made it even better!

Giselle Stitt

Great theater

Nick Hadwick

Nicely renovated, comfortable and accessible, good selection of movies

Jon Childs

First class movie going experience. Intimate and friendly. 4 screens so great variety especially when paired with the 3 screens just down the street at the incredible Michigan Theater (worth the trip just to hear the classic pipe organ). An A2 gem. The AAFF in late March is a film buffs dream.

Chris Goolsby

Great renovation. Love the new digs.

Joel Wilhelm

Super neat little theater!

Killian Kerr

The service was really great and the staff was very nice. The bathrooms were really clean. The only down side is some of the theaters are smaller and fill up quick so you need to get tickets in advance.

Michael Grades

Love the old style and they show indie movies from time to time. We live an hour a away and drove here to see suspiria. A great time. Loved it. The distance is what keeps me away. Also like an old style theatre it doesn't have leather reclining seats. But Thats no big deal. Would recommend

Nasser Aldaghri

Newly renovated theater. Great location and staff.

Hema Rai

Jess Liang

Good local theater, but could be better in terms of seating and showings. Was packed today and had to show my ticket again as proof I was in the right seat. Very irritating!

Timothy Thomas

Historically well done.

Nathalie Vandecan

Comfy seats but they don't recline.

Rory Baker

I love the State Theater. They get a wide range of movies and the concession stand is reasonable.

Steven Raasch

Beautiful renovation

Greg Mowatt

Oldschool theater, but a classic

Kris Bellinghausen

Great staff and good atmosphere. We love the variety of movies they offer throughout the year.

Amir Rahmati

Vintage place with good movie selection. The seats are really tight so tall people barely fit in non-aisle seats. Usually not as crowded as Michigan theater.

Carolyn Texley

Great all around. Wednesday drink specials, unobstructed seats, great sound quality. Check out the view of downtown along Liberty St.

Dee B

Great service and friendly people :)

Mary Lou Gillard

A part of my Ann Arbor history since 1948!!

Kevin Malley

Newly renovated Art House. Great films

Alexandra Hall

What a difference the recent renovations made! Almost a museum now, it's great to see the history of Film and Ann Arbor intersect inside the State. Seats are comfortable and local film fanatics will join you for an enjoyable showing. The staff is friendly and helpful, and booze selection is a plus! Consider the State for your next movie and enjoy the nearby restaurants and nightlife to complete your night

Caleb Curtis

Spaceballs!! Loved the theater! I wish the screen was a bit bigger but it still looks really nice on the inside

Kevin Thompson

Danny Grinnell

Great night at the film festival, Meow Wolf doc is fantastic.

Nick Bruni

Did an exceptional job with the renovation on this place. Double the number of theaters than before, and more compact so you're not as far away from the screen. They serve alcohol here now, as well.

Ethan Levin

Renovations are great!

Gary Richard Collins II

I liked it, not too bad on the refills, but it's not bad.

john lee

What's better than a historic remodeled independent theater? Keep it local, keep going to the State or Michigan Theater.

Jim McGuire

Pleasant movie experience. Parking can be an issue, so plan ahead. The theater itself is unique, but we'll maintained. Some nice art-deco touches. It's great that there is a place to see some less commercial films.

Dane Hillard

I understand the appeal of the old (perhaps original) seating, but it's uncomfortable! Otherwise an awesome theater. Great for the weekend midnight showings.

Tabitha Ludwig

Great place to see a movie and don't forget to pick up your special issue groundcover on your way in or out for ONLY 10 dollars

Diana Neering

Great place to see great movies

Alexi St

THE BEST POPCORN

Jack Bell

Great prices. We went to one of the late night showings of an older movie. Very cool, had a lot of fun. I appreciate the atmosphere, and the experience was great.

Goddess of Trauma

Very nice historic theater, shows movies that are special as well as first run hits.

Ezekiel Chojnacki

It's a great experience, and a nice theater. Do not go in expecting a national chain experience though. It has it's own style. Great for the whole family.

Tom Caldwell

Nice re model. They serve alcohol. Small theater 3 screens. We'll be back!

Sanjeeva

Nice place to see one indie films

Avik Mondal

Super comfy, nice size

Rebecca C

A different type of movie experience. Would definitely go back.

Laurie White

Especially wonderful since the renovation! Very comfortable stadium seating, excellent selection of films, plus fresh popcorn (and finally accessible with an elevator AND an escalator!)

Crystal Lambert

They have liquor. Nice! Sprite and Titos!

Joanna Connelly

Great place, great people, great movies!

Connor Davidson

Extremely comfortable seats after the renovations and they have a lot of new movies showing.

TD DC

Spectacular . . .what a change!

Josh Wilkins

I am very happy to have not one but two art house theaters in town. Other then current non-mainstream movies this theater also show anime and midnight showings of cult classics. This theater also serve beer and wine at a fair prices that pair excellent with their popcorn.

Karen Quarles

It's beautiful. Never been there. It was my first time

Abigail Jernigandottir

Beautiful and well managed.

Leah Pinho

Love their remodel updates and that they still kept a lot of retro touches. It's also nice that the theater size isn't too big so there are no "bad" seats.

Bethany Osborne

Historic (1942) movie theater restored in 2017 to its Art Deco beauty! State-of-the-art technology, comfortable mezzanine including liquor license & bar along with soft drinks, popcorn etc. Four screens, very comfortable seating & good sight lines. Note that all seating is reserved. The renovation included the installation of an elevator & escalator. Within site of its historic (1928) sister, the Michigan Theater.

Lisa Lemble

It has been almost a year since the State theatre was completely renovated, and it still looks great. Nice small theaters of about 130 seats each.

Andrew Rable

Still in the final stages of remodel, nice, comfortable, good Soundsystem.

Ms. Anonymous

They should have bathrooms on the third floor where the actual theaters are...

Nathan Dutton

Where theaters go, The State is not like a modern cinema. It was made in a different era. The screen is a little smaller and farther away from the audience. The stage leading up to it pushes out into the crowd as if to remind you that this is a theater and not just a movie house. The seats are small, and the leg room is reminiscent of the back seat of a Geo Metro. Don't go to The State for a movie. Go for the atmosphere. Go for the audience and experience. Go because it's in downtown Ann Arbor. You can see a movie anywhere. If you want theater though. . . Well. You know where I'm going with this.

Trooper Long

One of my favorite places to view films!

Elizabeth Kupser

Much better seating post-remodel

Speed Racer

Saw Stevie Ray Vaughan here, so many moons ago... Great intimate setting to see a live show.

Brenda Thom

Had not been here recently. Bought Tix online and sat in assigned seats without any one checking ticket. Snacks and bar, clean restroom including family/all gender

Catherine Crouch

The State Theatre is a very beautiful and comfortable place to see a movie. The staff are very friendly and the food/drink offerings were a nice surprise. It's much nicer than the theaters on the edge of town where they shuffle you in and out.

Sean Downie

Always a fun place for a show.

RB Morris

This place is a not-so-hidden gem!

Greg Hafer

Great space with friendly staff. They often show things that the bigger cinemas don't show like international, art house, and indie films. The theaters are a little tight, but that's only a problem if you're sitting next to a jittery popcorn muncher with bad hygiene.

Sweta Swastika Sahoo

A maximum of 100 seats available in the theater. Not very crowded. Would hardly notice any youngsters, mostly the crowd would include older people. Great location. Limited options for movies. Any new movie is rarely shown here.

田伟

Great place for classic movie. Regular ly it shows movies at midnight. Beautiful historical theater.

Robert Weyant

Great job on the remodel! Good place to see a movie

STR CRMB

I've never had a bad experience at The State Theatre, before or after the renovation. I tend to favor the anime films and cult classics showings, I love the midnight showings they offer. If you participate in their membership program, you can buy alcohol with your popcorn and snacks! The seating is comfortable, there's usually plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable, even with the most popular films. I prefer going to The State Theatre because it's a movie experience you can't get anymore, really. It almost feels timely since luxury movie going has become a trend, but I feel like I enjoy my movies the most here. You still get the big screen and great audio quality, but it feels more intimate and cozy which I adore. I swear their popcorn is the best, they'll ACTUALLY put EXTRA butter on for you! That really matters! Their staff members are friendly, helpful, and pretty cool people once you start becoming a regular.

Billy Keener

Miss the old state. However this theater dors have something to offer. First of all the seats are way more comfortable then the old seats. Also the acoustics are better. Now if only the screens were bigger. Yet again they are too small. This is too common at the Michigan. Love the subwoofer though.

Ellison Zak

Great, classic movie theater popcorn and the option for a $5 glass of wine with the movie made this place the perfect spot to watch Free Solo with my partner on Valentine's Day. I had never been here before and will definitely come back. The theater was clean, the seats were comfortable, and the tickets were easy to purchase online in advance.

scorpion7king .

comfortable seats

Laurie Massie

Concession prices are very inexpensive

Mariko Hayashi

Although seats are not the most comfortable, you can't beat the selection and classic feel if the theater. They also we've nice snacks, and cocktail of the day :)

Shadae Sutherland

Friendly staff, great move, awesome service

Karthik Raj

Decent theatre but mediocre seating

Jennifer McDonell

A historic theater with a contemporary twist. I love coming here to watch films that mainstream theaters pass up.

Charles Cochran

Great location, great screening room.

Syed Ahmad

The renovation really turned this place around. Before you couldn't even sit in seats without your knees hitting the seats in front of you and the screens were tilted and strange. Now you have these large, plushy seats with normal screens. If you want to see new releases, this is the most convenient place to see them as a student. They should work on the frontage since it's easy to miss the doors

Orchard Many

Good View

Laurie White

Especially wonderful since the renovation! Very comfortable stadium seating, excellent selection of films, plus fresh popcorn (and finally accessible with an elevator AND an escalator!)

Crystal Lambert

They have liquor. Nice! Sprite and Titos!

Joanna Connelly

Great place, great people, great movies!

Connor Davidson

Extremely comfortable seats after the renovations and they have a lot of new movies showing.

TD DC

Spectacular . . .what a change!

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Josh Wilkins

I am very happy to have not one but two art house theaters in town. Other then current non-mainstream movies this theater also show anime and midnight showings of cult classics. This theater also serve beer and wine at a fair prices that pair excellent with their popcorn.

Karen Quarles

It's beautiful. Never been there. It was my first time

Abigail Jernigandottir

Beautiful and well managed.

Leah Pinho

Love their remodel updates and that they still kept a lot of retro touches. It's also nice that the theater size isn't too big so there are no "bad" seats.

Bethany Osborne

Historic (1942) movie theater restored in 2017 to its Art Deco beauty! State-of-the-art technology, comfortable mezzanine including liquor license & bar along with soft drinks, popcorn etc. Four screens, very comfortable seating & good sight lines. Note that all seating is reserved. The renovation included the installation of an elevator & escalator. Within site of its historic (1928) sister, the Michigan Theater.

Lisa Lemble

It has been almost a year since the State theatre was completely renovated, and it still looks great. Nice small theaters of about 130 seats each.

Nicholas Levisay

Andrew Rable

Still in the final stages of remodel, nice, comfortable, good Soundsystem.

Ms. Anonymous

They should have bathrooms on the third floor where the actual theaters are...

Nathan Dutton

Where theaters go, The State is not like a modern cinema. It was made in a different era. The screen is a little smaller and farther away from the audience. The stage leading up to it pushes out into the crowd as if to remind you that this is a theater and not just a movie house. The seats are small, and the leg room is reminiscent of the back seat of a Geo Metro. Don't go to The State for a movie. Go for the atmosphere. Go for the audience and experience. Go because it's in downtown Ann Arbor. You can see a movie anywhere. If you want theater though. . . Well. You know where I'm going with this.

Trooper Long

One of my favorite places to view films!

Elizabeth Kupser

Much better seating post-remodel

Speed Racer

Saw Stevie Ray Vaughan here, so many moons ago... Great intimate setting to see a live show.

Brenda Thom

Had not been here recently. Bought Tix online and sat in assigned seats without any one checking ticket. Snacks and bar, clean restroom including family/all gender

Catherine Crouch

The State Theatre is a very beautiful and comfortable place to see a movie. The staff are very friendly and the food/drink offerings were a nice surprise. It's much nicer than the theaters on the edge of town where they shuffle you in and out.

Sean Downie

Always a fun place for a show.

RB Morris

This place is a not-so-hidden gem!

Greg Hafer

Great space with friendly staff. They often show things that the bigger cinemas don't show like international, art house, and indie films. The theaters are a little tight, but that's only a problem if you're sitting next to a jittery popcorn muncher with bad hygiene.

Sweta Swastika Sahoo

A maximum of 100 seats available in the theater. Not very crowded. Would hardly notice any youngsters, mostly the crowd would include older people. Great location. Limited options for movies. Any new movie is rarely shown here.

aaron torney

Agreed. If you've seen Ozarks you might be suspicious that they're laundering drug money through that place with how long it's been under construction...

田伟

Great place for classic movie. Regular ly it shows movies at midnight. Beautiful historical theater.

Robert Weyant

Great job on the remodel! Good place to see a movie

STR CRMB

I've never had a bad experience at The State Theatre, before or after the renovation. I tend to favor the anime films and cult classics showings, I love the midnight showings they offer. If you participate in their membership program, you can buy alcohol with your popcorn and snacks! The seating is comfortable, there's usually plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable, even with the most popular films. I prefer going to The State Theatre because it's a movie experience you can't get anymore, really. It almost feels timely since luxury movie going has become a trend, but I feel like I enjoy my movies the most here. You still get the big screen and great audio quality, but it feels more intimate and cozy which I adore. I swear their popcorn is the best, they'll ACTUALLY put EXTRA butter on for you! That really matters! Their staff members are friendly, helpful, and pretty cool people once you start becoming a regular.

Billy Keener

Miss the old state. However this theater dors have something to offer. First of all the seats are way more comfortable then the old seats. Also the acoustics are better. Now if only the screens were bigger. Yet again they are too small. This is too common at the Michigan. Love the subwoofer though.

Ellison Zak

Great, classic movie theater popcorn and the option for a $5 glass of wine with the movie made this place the perfect spot to watch Free Solo with my partner on Valentine's Day. I had never been here before and will definitely come back. The theater was clean, the seats were comfortable, and the tickets were easy to purchase online in advance.

scorpion7king

comfortable seats

Laurie Massie

Concession prices are very inexpensive

Mariko Hayashi

Although seats are not the most comfortable, you can't beat the selection and classic feel if the theater. They also we've nice snacks, and cocktail of the day :)

Shadae Sutherland

Friendly staff, great move, awesome service

Karthik Raj

Decent theatre but mediocre seating

Jennifer McDonell

A historic theater with a contemporary twist. I love coming here to watch films that mainstream theaters pass up.

Charles Cochran

Great location, great screening room.

Syed Ahmad

The renovation really turned this place around. Before you couldn't even sit in seats without your knees hitting the seats in front of you and the screens were tilted and strange. Now you have these large, plushy seats with normal screens. If you want to see new releases, this is the most convenient place to see them as a student. They should work on the frontage since it's easy to miss the doors

Orchard Many

Good View

Taylor Knapp

Such a cute theater!

Amy Lesemann

Loved it! Comfy, wine and beer... Good location. Nice upgrade recently.

Steve Fei Hou

A classic and fine place to kill time. Centrally located.

Jenna

Big fan of the late night series or director series that they run! Check out the website to see if any series are happening -- definitely cool to get the chance to see older movies back on the big screen.

Hunter Charvat

Ever since the remodel, this place is even better than before. They run a lot of series with cultural organizations on campus, and those are always really amazing events. They also show indies, block busters, and foreign movies, so you're sure to find something interesting. Also you can get drinks without a membership here, so that gives it an edge over the Michigan theater for people who are put off by that.

Steven Exelby

Beautiful restoration, comfortable seats, small individual theaters gave a nice experience

Kimberly Sidwell

Newly remodeled. Comfortable seating, good quality picture and sound. Updated, modern, clean bathrooms. Limited concessions, but should soon be getting their liquor license. Very nice experience for an old gem of a theater.

Jordi7174 .

A sweet vintage type theater. Very clean, with good service.

steaming mangos

Awesome little theater with only the best movies playing.

Anthony

It's nice that there's a movie place on campus but it's overpriced for a venue with traditional seating and outdated, ambiguous decor. For a lot less dough and better parking, Caremark is close enough and has reclining leather seats, great screen and sound, along with prices that are much cheaper for a Sunday matinee. I just don't feel there is any extra value seeing a show at the State.

Bernardo Modenesi

They have a non conventional set of movies. Staff is really friendly

Evan Breen

Great theater, very few previews, and cheap concessions. I love the State

Sadaf Ali

Cute theater.

Fever Willie John

Fantastic!!! Employees Helpful and Cordial ... Nice Film: "The Green Book"

James Kirk

Beautifully redone.

Cameron

The midnight showings alone warrant a five star rating. No other movie theater around plays as many cult classics shown at The State.

Bill Niester

An Ann Arbor iconic destination. Recently remodeled and showing a wide variety of movies from indie to cult classics.

Carol Del Signore

Loved this theatre! Staff extremely friendly, restrooms immaculately clean! Assigned seating was a nice option to choose prior to entering theatre. (Theatre 1.) Loved the coziness. Definitely will return!

Jasper Capwell

Baby I work here ya gotta love it

Lawrence Siden

The other local art-house cinema. Great movies, but not very comfortable.

Ray B

New-found, quirky little gem.

Brett M

Oddest movie theater I've ever been inside. Small theaters with small chairs with small screens. Even though all of the reviews here mention a remodel it was the most outdated theater I've ever been in. Concessions were extremely limited and the bathrooms weren't even on the same level as our theater. It's very cute on the outside but I'll never return to see a movie there.

Geordie Calhoun

Great time

Asha Luckins

Nostalgic theatre

Chris Woelkers

Great small theater.

NinjutsuDensho .

Acceptable.

Kathe Hetter

Great local theater!

Robert Marchesi

Great time, great atmosphere.

Harvey Pillersdorf

This theater was a close to 2000 seat landmark until the company running it quit. The ground level (main floor) became retail shops, and balcony was split down the middle to make 2 theaters. When the Michigan Theater became a nonprofit, they were able to run the State Theatre. After some major renovations, in late 2017, State reopened as 4 smaller screening rooms. Comfy seating, improved sound, online seat reservations possible, better concessions, and a film experience for the 21st century.

John Bintinger

They remodeled the theatre, and the inside is no longer the classical theatre kind of feeling. Tickets and concessions are overpriced

Jasmine H

saw a lot of foreign films there which my aunt introduced me to

Rob Russell

Gorgeous! I love the intimate theaters - literally not a bad seat in the house. I found my new favorite movie house!

Amber Garza

Nice theater. However, they double-charged my friends credit card.

Noel Wagner

Nice small theater showing interesting films. They have a bar which is not crazy overpriced. Which is nice.

Navdeep Singh Bagga

Cozy theatre, good staff.

Yemisi Olorunwunmi

Stopped here relatively fast to see what movies they had. Such a wide range of selections from foreign flicks to those of an indie nature created in the US. I definitely would come by at a later point, but all in all I loved how at home I felt here.

Redcloud George

It's great to have a good movie theater downtown. The new State is a fun place to see movies. You can make a day or an evening of hanging out downtown and seeing something at the State.

Ramon Makowski

Cozy place to watch a movie

Venkat Subramaniam

Love this place!

Gary Dolce

They did a great job renovating the theatre. Reserved seats and relatively small screening rooms make is a nice change from the typical multiplex.

Jaye Kain

Beautiful theater

Isabella DeShantz-Cook

Really unique place. Always interesting films playing and the midnight showings are super fun. The seats are tiny.

Andrea Schnell

Lovely theatre! Great vibes and popcorn.

Taylor Knapp

Such a cute theater!

Amy Lesemann

Loved it! Comfy, wine and beer... Good location. Nice upgrade recently.

Steve Fei Hou

A classic and fine place to kill time. Centrally located.

Jenna

Big fan of the late night series or director series that they run! Check out the website to see if any series are happening -- definitely cool to get the chance to see older movies back on the big screen.

Hunter Charvat

Ever since the remodel, this place is even better than before. They run a lot of series with cultural organizations on campus, and those are always really amazing events. They also show indies, block busters, and foreign movies, so you're sure to find something interesting. Also you can get drinks without a membership here, so that gives it an edge over the Michigan theater for people who are put off by that.

Steven Exelby

Beautiful restoration, comfortable seats, small individual theaters gave a nice experience

Kimberly Sidwell

Newly remodeled. Comfortable seating, good quality picture and sound. Updated, modern, clean bathrooms. Limited concessions, but should soon be getting their liquor license. Very nice experience for an old gem of a theater.

Jordi7174

A sweet vintage type theater. Very clean, with good service.

Kevin Mills

We saw "El Camino" here, which was cool in it's own regard. I ordered tickets on the website which was nice and straightforward (did not require a lot of hoops to jump through). The theatre was nice and seemed well maintained. I had initially taken an assigned seat down in the front row, which was uncomfortable but not the fault of the theatre. I eventually moved further back and had a great experience. The only recommendation I have is to adjust the seating chart on the website. It seemed super confusing as I thought I was signing up for the back row but later found out it was the front. This didn't affect my experience since I later realized all the back seats were taken. I'll definitely return to the State Theatre to see more movies.

steaming mangos

Awesome little theater with only the best movies playing.

Anthony

It's nice that there's a movie place on campus but it's overpriced for a venue with traditional seating and outdated, ambiguous decor. For a lot less dough and better parking, Caremark is close enough and has reclining leather seats, great screen and sound, along with prices that are much cheaper for a Sunday matinee. I just don't feel there is any extra value seeing a show at the State.

Bernardo Modenesi

They have a non conventional set of movies. Staff is really friendly

Evan Breen

Great theater, very few previews, and cheap concessions. I love the State

Kumhee Lee

Sadaf Ali

Cute theater.

Fever Willie John

Fantastic!!! Employees Helpful and Cordial ... Nice Film: "The Green Book"

James Kirk

Beautifully redone.

Cameron

The midnight showings alone warrant a five star rating. No other movie theater around plays as many cult classics shown at The State.

Bill Niester

An Ann Arbor iconic destination. Recently remodeled and showing a wide variety of movies from indie to cult classics.

Carol Del Signore

Loved this theatre! Staff extremely friendly, restrooms immaculately clean! Assigned seating was a nice option to choose prior to entering theatre. (Theatre 1.) Loved the coziness. Definitely will return!

Jasper Capwell

Baby I work here ya gotta love it

Lawrence Siden

The other local art-house cinema. Great movies, but not very comfortable.

Ray B

New-found, quirky little gem.

Brett M

Oddest movie theater I've ever been inside. Small theaters with small chairs with small screens. Even though all of the reviews here mention a remodel it was the most outdated theater I've ever been in. Concessions were extremely limited and the bathrooms weren't even on the same level as our theater. It's very cute on the outside but I'll never return to see a movie there.

Geordie Calhoun

Great time

Asha Luckins

Nostalgic theatre

Chris Woelkers

Great small theater.

NinjutsuDensho

Acceptable.

Kathe Hetter

Great local theater!

Robert Marchesi

Great time, great atmosphere.

Harvey Pillersdorf

This theater was a close to 2000 seat landmark until the company running it quit. The ground level (main floor) became retail shops, and balcony was split down the middle to make 2 theaters. When the Michigan Theater became a nonprofit, they were able to run the State Theatre. After some major renovations, in late 2017, State reopened as 4 smaller screening rooms. Comfy seating, improved sound, online seat reservations possible, better concessions, and a film experience for the 21st century.

John Bintinger

They remodeled the theatre, and the inside is no longer the classical theatre kind of feeling. Tickets and concessions are overpriced

Jasmine H

saw a lot of foreign films there which my aunt introduced me to

Rob Russell

Gorgeous! I love the intimate theaters - literally not a bad seat in the house. I found my new favorite movie house!

Amber Garza

Nice theater. However, they double-charged my friends credit card.

Noel Wagner

Nice small theater showing interesting films. They have a bar which is not crazy overpriced. Which is nice.

Navdeep Singh Bagga

Cozy theatre, good staff.

Yemisi Olorunwunmi

Stopped here relatively fast to see what movies they had. Such a wide range of selections from foreign flicks to those of an indie nature created in the US. I definitely would come by at a later point, but all in all I loved how at home I felt here.

Redcloud George

It's great to have a good movie theater downtown. The new State is a fun place to see movies. You can make a day or an evening of hanging out downtown and seeing something at the State.

Ramon Makowski

Cozy place to watch a movie

Venkat Subramaniam

Love this place!

Gary Dolce

They did a great job renovating the theatre. Reserved seats and relatively small screening rooms make is a nice change from the typical multiplex.

Jaye Kain

Beautiful theater

Isabella DeShantz-Cook

Really unique place. Always interesting films playing and the midnight showings are super fun. The seats are tiny.

Andrea Schnell

Lovely theatre! Great vibes and popcorn.

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