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State Theatre


Address: 913 Washington Ave
City: Bay City State: MI Zip: Phone: (517) 892-2660  
County: Bay
Notes: AKA Bay, Bijou, Orpheum
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Open: 1908 Closed: Capacity: 778  
Owner: Butterfield Theatres
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 6486
 
 

4/17/2005 - Bay Journal
Now the State Theatre, it was known as the Bay Theater from 1931 - 1956.
1/15/2004 - Cinema Treasures
Built as the Bijou in 1908, this former vaudeville palace added movies to its programming in the 1920s and was renamed the Orpheum. In 1930, C. Howard Crane was hired to gut and rebuild the interior of the theater which he did in an Art Deco/Mayan aesthetic. When it reopened under the W. S.

Butterfield chain, the theater was renamed again as the Bay Theatre. By the 1950's, the Bay was renamed again as the State Theatre and received a new marquee. The theater was later saved by the Friends of the State and is currently owned by the Bay City Downtown Development Authority. The theater's new owners have embarked on a massive renovation, with over $2 million in funds raised for the project.

Cinema Treasures Link.
State Theatre - SUMMER 2020
SUMMER 2020
State Theatre - SUMMER 2003
SUMMER 2003
State Theatre - SUMMER 2003
SUMMER 2003
State Theatre - OLD PIC AS THE BAY FROM THE BAY JOURNAL
OLD PIC AS THE BAY FROM THE BAY JOURNAL
State Theatre - OLD PIC AS THE BIJOU FROM THE BAY JOURNAL
OLD PIC AS THE BIJOU FROM THE BAY JOURNAL
State Theatre - AS THE BAY FROM JACK MILLER
AS THE BAY FROM JACK MILLER
State Theatre - OLD POST CARD
OLD POST CARD
State Theatre - AS THE BIJOU
AS THE BIJOU

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