Michael Moore fighting to save State Theatre

posted by Michael Zoldessy on November 16, 2011 at 7:48 am

TRAVERSE CITY, MI — The often troubled State Theatre is in danger of closing again. Michael Moore is leading the charge to renovate the exterior and attempt to make bookings easier within its competitive market.

Read more in the Detroit News.

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Comments (7)

KenLayton on November 16, 2011 at 11:56 am

Why doesn’t Moore simply put up the money himself? He’s rich.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 17, 2011 at 10:49 am

I agree with KenLayton- Moore is wealthy and can afford to fix up the theater himself. He downplays how much money he has so that he can pretend to be part of the “99%”. The theater apparently has lost many of its subscribers, also.

vic1964 on November 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

Michael Moore has put up a ton of money and time for this and many other theaters and causes. Michael has made many suits behind the scenes rich but he does not get all the money his films make.

Trolleyguy on November 18, 2011 at 7:31 am

And after Michael Moore is gone, then what? By lending his name to the effort, he might be able to mobilize long-term support to ensure that this theater will continue to exist.

terpax on November 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Exactly, Trolleyguy! The money is only part of the problem. He’s building awareness and support for the effort. The more local people he can get involved means the more sustainable impact it will have.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 19, 2011 at 10:23 am

Why have 60% of the State’s local membership left? That’s a huge drop in local support.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

According to the Theatre Historical Society “readerboard” newsline today, the State has managed to raise $280,000 of $500,000 needed, and has begun repair work.

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