Frequently Asked Questions


How much are tickets?

State Theatre film tickets are $10.50 for most evening shows and $7.50 for matinees (before 6pm Monday through Friday, excludes holidays). Tickets for Students, Seniors, and Children under 12 are $8.50. Tickets for Michigan & State Theater members are $8. 

Special ticket prices will apply for special film presentations and non-State Theatre-sponsored films.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final; we cannot replace lost tickets or provide refunds for already-purchased tickets. Tickets may be exchanged at the box office up to 30 minutes before the purchased showtime. Gold Card members may return their free tickets online through their online member account. In the unusual situation that a show is cancelled, you will be entitled to a full refund, including any service charges.

How do I purchase tickets?
The best way to purchase tickets is online! With the introduction of our No-Stress Reserved Seating at the State, you can pick your preferred seats hours or days in advance; then you can take your time with dinner, grabbing your concessions, listening to our new 1940s-style jukebox, or enjoying a drink with friends—all while knowing that the seats you selected are waiting for you when you’re ready to take them.
Can I still buy tickets at the theater right before the show?

Yes! We will have agent-managed stations within the State Theatre.

How far in advance can I purchase my movie tickets?

For our first run films, showtimes will be available beginning most Tuesdays on our website.  These times are subject to change based on program availability and holiday schedules; any changes to the schedule will be posted.

For repertory and series programming, tickets will be available when the show is announced.

I received a promo code/voucher. How do I redeem it for a ticket?
Paper vouchers can be redeemed at the agent-managed stations in the State Theatre. They must be exchanged for a ticket prior to entering the auditorium.

Promo codes can be redeemed for tickets online. Look for a button that says “Know a promotion code?” on the ticket selection screen. After you enter the promo code, the Ticket Redemption option will become available. Proceed with your transaction.

Can I buy tickets to State films at the Michigan, or vice versa?
You can, though please know that it may take longer during busy periods at either theater.
Do you offer group discounts?

We do! Group tickets are $8.50, for a minimum of 10 people. Please call 734-668-8397 x 40 for assistance with any group ticket purchase.


What kind of movies do you play?

Our goal is to play the movies you have to see—whether that’s the best new independent Art House film, a classic from a legendary Hollywood director, cult favorites or the latest film that absolutely everyone is talking about.

Are you going to show ____ movie?
We might! Our program is constantly changing as our programmer works with distributors to bring us the best films for our audience. Check back regularly to see what’s been added to the schedule.
When do movie times come out?

Showtimes are posted every Tuesday evening on our website. These times are subject to change based on program availability and holiday schedules; any changes to the schedule will be posted.

Do you still show film prints?

We do not have film projecting capabilities at the State Theatre. Visit the Michigan Theater to watch films in 35mm and 70mm!


Will my Michigan Theater membership still work at the State?
It will!
What memberships are available?

We have lots of membership levels! Check out the full list on The Michigan Theater’s membership page.


How old is the State Theatre?
The State Theatre opened on March 18, 1942.
Is the State handicap accessible?

Yes! We have an elevator and escalator. Each theater is equipped with wheelchair accessible seating options. We also have hearing loop installed in all of our theaters as well as a CaptiView closed captioning system. 

How many theaters do you have? How many seats in each?

There are 4 screens in the State Theatre. Each auditorium will be a different size: 133 seats for Theatre One, 100 seats for Theatre Two, 49 seats for Theatre Three, and 78 seats for Theatre Four.     

Can I rent the State Theatre for a private event?

Not at this time! Learn about rentals at the Michigan Theater.


Do I need a membership to drink at the State Theatre?

A membership is not required to purchase alcoholic drinks at the State Theatre.

Can I have alcohol in the theaters?
You are welcome to bring your State Theatre-purchased drink into the theater with you.
What kind of concessions do you offer?

In addition to traditional popcorn, Coca-Cola soft drinks and candy, we will also offer specialty drinks, craft beer, wine and more!  

Do you have allergy-friendly concessions?

We are conscious of all types of food allergies. Please make staff aware of your allergies before ordering.

What is your popcorn made with?
Love (Pending FDA approval)

Attending a Film

What time does the Box Office open?
The box office will open 30 minutes prior to the first show of the day.
How early should I arrive for my movie?

If you plan to purchase your tickets at the box office immediately prior to the screening, we recommend arriving at least half an hour in advance – the intimate nature of our new theaters makes it more likely that screenings will sell out. If you purchase your tickets ahead of time online, you can take your time – all seats at the State Theatre are reserved, and the seats you select will be waiting for you when you arrive.


Where do I park?
There are several Republic Parking meters and structures within a few blocks of the theater. You can learn more about where to find them here.
Do you validate parking?
Basic, Premium, and Gold Card members can have their Republic Parking tickets validated (for up to 2 hours). Please see Guest Services.

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