If you’ve ever been to the State or Bijou, you know it’s more than just a place to see a movie. It’s the home of first dates and first movies, part of family traditions and part of your lives. Our volunteers and staff are passionate about bringing creative and meaningful experiences to the entire community.
So if you believe in making the magic of the movies available to everyone, if you believe Traverse City is a more vibrant place with the State and Bijou in it, if you want to see our historic buildings gleam, and if you want us to continue to bring over 370 different films and events and 3,000 screenings Downtown annually, please consider joining us on this worldwide day of giving by donating to your nonprofit community theaters.
Your contribution supports our dynamic and thoughtful programming, unrivaled presentation, community events like FREE Spring Break Week, FREE student screenings, TLC for our historic theaters, and so much more.
- $4 Buys a Bulb for our Glorious Marquee, the Heartbeat of Downtown
(And we go through 1,600 a year!)
- $50 Brings a Class of Kids for an Educational Screening
(Complete with popcorn!)
- $300 Helps Underwrite a Free or Low-Cost Community Event
(And we do 300+ a year!)
Every dollar counts! Thank you for considering this appeal — and we hope to see you at the movies (feel-good sensation “Green Book” is playing now, holiday favorites like “It’s a Wonderful Life” are headed your way, and “Mary Poppins Returns” starts December 19 at the State!) very soon!
The Traverse City Film Festival is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, nonprofit educational and cultural charitable organization. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.