Donations Information

The renovation of the State Theatre into a 4-screen facility is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because it will:

  • Offer a first-class, comfortable movie-going experience with modern seating and increased legroom
  • Make the State Theatre accessible to all citizens for the first time in decades with an elevator and other ADA features
  • Preserve an important architectural landmark, which is an iconic part of downtown Ann Arbor
  • Expand the Michigan Theater’s successful multi-screen business model, which allows us to present a broad variety of the best contemporary and classic films
  • Attract 30,000-40,000 additional guests each year who will generate an economic impact of at least $600,000 annually.

Don’t worry, we are not forgetting about our beloved Michigan Theater. NEVER! We have made a commitment to making much-needed improvements at the Michigan Theater a central part of this project. Those improvements include new seats, new carpeting, technical upgrades and the completion of the Barton Organ restoration.


The campaign still has a long way to go in order to reach the estimated cost of at least $8.5 million. That includes a specific goal of an additional $150,000 that is needed before the end of the year.

Please consider what the Michigan and State theaters have meant to you and your family over the years, and what they will mean to your children and grandchildren in the future.

We appreciate every gift, of whatever amount you can afford. That said, we are particularly grateful for multi-year pledges of support. That is how we will be able to stay on track with our goals and finish the project on time!

There are onsite recognition opportunities for gifts of $1500 and above.

3 ways to give

  1. Online: Make a gift now!
  2. By phone: Call (734) 668-8397 ext. 22, 24 or 28 during business hours.
  3. By mail: Send a check to Michigan Theater at 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Please consider extending your gift for five years.


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For information about naming opportunities and multi-year pledges of support, please contact Lee Berry at or (734) 668-8397 ext. 22.

For information on seat sponsorships or to purchase a seat sponsorship please contact Amber Duncan at or (734) 668-8397 ext. 28.

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