Private Screenings are Back!

You, your family, and friends have The Bay Theatre all to yourselves.

Which movie would you like to watch?

Private screenings of the movie you would like to watch with only your family and friends is available at 4:30pm or 7:30pm any day of the week.

Click on the link below to find out how to schedule your private screening.

Private Screening Application

Questions? Contact:

LIVE online discussion with Q&A
via YouTube

How this works:

1. View an introduction to the selected movie at .

2. Watch the movie on the streaming service of your choice. (Prime Video, Netflix, etc)

3. Participate in a live discussion session about the movie hosted by your Bay Community Theatre at

4. Post your questions in the chat area during the event.



This Month on Beyond The Bay

This Month We are looking back on the Movies released last year that we couldn’t see on the big screen. Our Panelists will be exploring the highs and lows of what 2020 had to offer.

LIVE Online Discussion:

7:30 pm, Tuesday, March 9

via YouTube


Kevin Maher,

Rita Wessels, BCT Programming Team Member

Zeke Smith BCT Programming Team Member



Previously Recorded discussion sessions:

Give the Gift of Membership online!

You can purchase Bay Community Theatre Memberships as gifts online.

It is just like shopping online:

  1. Complete new membership information and put it in your shopping cart.
  2. When finished ordering new memberships for all of your family and friends, simply check out and pay for it all at one time.

Have the name, address, phone number, and email address of your family and friends available when placing your order.

A membership card, welcome letter, and instructions are sent directly to the gift recipient.

It is easy to give the Gift of Membership, just click the link below.

Suspending Theatre Operations

With the dramatic rise of COVID-19 in Leelanau County and the recent order from the Michigan Department of Health, the Bay Community Theatre has decided to suspend operations at The Bay Theatre beginning Wednesday, November 18, 2020 through the Holiday Season.  We are disappointed to announce this temporary closing and look forward to reopening our doors after the New Year.  We so appreciate the support, understanding and generosity of the community during a difficult 2020.


This is a perfect time to join us online!   Our “Beyond The Bay” film discussion series remains available every other week during the holiday season via YouTube Live Stream.



The Bay Community Theatre remains a strong, active part of the community.  See you at “The Bay” in 2021!


Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season,


Board of Directors

Bay Community Theatre

November 16, 2020

Plan Your Visit to The Bay Theatre

A COVID-19 Plan is in place to help keep customers and staff safe in the theatre. 

State and local health guidelines require wearing masks and social distancing. The Bay Community Theatre will adhere to these guidelines.

The Bay Theatre is a participating member of the national Cinema Safe program promoting protocols and guidelines developed and supported by leading epidemiologists to support a safe return to movie theaters. For more information:

Seating is limited to forty people per show. Small group seating (2,3,4) is available in the theatre on a first-come basis (See seating chart


Your Bay Community Theatre is a non-profit that relies on your patronage.

The Bay Theatre is currently operating with reduced hours and seating capacity due to the health emergency and the disruption in the movie industry.  Public support is especially appreciated during this time and will help the The Bay Theatre to continue to serve the community.  Donations are welcome and tax deductible.

Thank you,

For further information on donations visit our Donate Webpage.

Donate every time you purchase something from Amazon!

Bay Community Theatre participates in the Amazon Smile program. When you place an order you can designate a donation from Amazon to your Bay Community Theatre.
For more information on how to donate when ordering: