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Bay Theatre


Address: 216 N Saint Joseph
City: Suttons Bay State: MI Zip: Phone: 231-271-3772  
County: Leelanau
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Owner: Unknown
Web Address: http://www.leelanau.com/thebay/
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 1065
 
 

1/8/2003 - Web
The tiny harbor village of Suttons Bay, situated along the rocky Leelanau Peninsula coastline, is one of the last places one would think to look to find a foreign film theatre. However, Suttons Bay is home to a renovated Victorian movie house that has been a favorite haunt of discriminating film buffs since 1978. Whether your intention is to view a foreign classic, an intriguing documentary, a first-run popular movie or one of The Bays live stage presentations, the theatres charming period architecture sets a mood which tells you with one look that youre in store for a special evening. Bay Theatre, located at 214 North St. Joseph Street, has been an independent, family-operated movie house since 1976.

Managed by Robert Bahle, the location was established as a movie theatre in the late 1950s. Unlike most modern movie houses, Bahle hand picks films presented at The Bay. While he generally bases his selections on the level of audience support a film has garnished in other localities, he often relies on his own gut reaction to showings. If a film captures my attention and captivates me, he said, I get it.

Bahle makes a generous offer that no true film lover can refuse. If theres a film youre longing to see, but havent been able to find a theatre playing it, Bahle wants you to give him a call at 231-271-3772. Hell do his best to satisfy your interest. You may also not expect to find high tech sound in this out of the way movie house.

Yet Bay Theatre has a sophisticated sound delivery system which sets it apart from many larger movie houses. In 1994, the HPS-4000 system was installed by a Boston-based sound expert. According to Bahle, it is the only system of the kind in Michigan. Bay Theatre is open daily throughout the year.

Admission is $7. 50 for adults, $5. 00 for children younger than 12 and $5. 00 for matinees (before 5 PM).

Bay Theatre - THE BEAUTIFUL BAY NOW
THE BEAUTIFUL BAY NOW
Bay Theatre - FROM THE STREET
FROM THE STREET
Bay Theatre - FROM THE SIDEWALK
FROM THE SIDEWALK
Bay Theatre - THE AUDITORIUM
THE AUDITORIUM

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