State Theatre

913 Washington Avenue,
Bay City, MI 48708

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vic1964 on April 12, 2007 at 5:22 pm

BayCityJohn! I enjoyed your video very much and wanted to share the fact that my beloved Capitol theatre in London Ontario was also a C Howard Crane Masterpiece.

johntru on October 12, 2006 at 8:51 pm

I made a video of the histor of theatres in Bay City for the State Theatre. It’s on YouTube, in 2 parts.

Part 1:

Part 2:

johntru on October 12, 2006 at 8:15 pm

The State Theatre website has changed to:

johntru on October 12, 2006 at 8:09 pm

Here’s a few photos of the State Theatre after the renovation.
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Life's Too Short on April 13, 2006 at 8:25 pm

I’m sure the Mayan marquee will be cool. But that well-maintained 50’s marquee with it’s tracers is cool too. If they have other projects they might spend money on, I say leave the marquee alone!

Suwanti on June 23, 2005 at 2:09 am

It’s glad to learn that the beautiful theatre can be renovated and open to business.

Goodstooge on April 20, 2005 at 5:40 pm

I was just inside the State Theater on Sunday 4/19/05. The rennovations are looking great. The entire interior should be restored by sometime in September ‘05. Future plans include restoring the '30’s mayan style marquee outside as well. inside, the Theater looks like a miniture version of the Egyptian in Hollywood (excpet, of course in Mayan theme, versus Egyptian) I spent many hours in the state as a kid in the 60’s and 70’s, with no idea the history that lay beneath a few coats of “Butterfield green and beige” paint.

kfbudzin on November 29, 2001 at 2:17 pm

I have worked at the State Theatre in Bay City, MI and can get you more info on it. It was actually opened in 1908 as the Bijou, then became the Bay later, renovated in 1930 by C. Howard Crane,(Fox Theatres, Detroit and St. Louis.)