State Theatre - Bay City MI

Address: 913 Washington Ave
City: Bay City
State: MI
Zip: 48708
County: Bay
Open: 1908
Capacity: 778
Owner History: Butterfield Theatres
Theater Type: Downtown Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 12344
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General Information:

AKA Bay, Bijou, Orpheum

Source: 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.

Info Updates:
4/17/2005 - Bay Journal
Now the State Theatre, it was known as the Bay Theater from 1931 - 1956.
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State Theatre - July 31 2022 (newer photo)
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State Theatre - Old Pic As The Bay From The Bay Journal (newer photo)
Old Pic As The Bay From The Bay Journal (newer photo)
State Theatre - Old Pic As The Bijou From The Bay Journal (newer photo)
Old Pic As The Bijou From The Bay Journal (newer photo)
State Theatre - As The Bay From Jack Miller (newer photo)
As The Bay From Jack Miller (newer photo)
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State Theatre - As The Bijou (newer photo)
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