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“Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”
Showing at The Bay Theatre October 23, 24, 25

Introduction to the movie by Kevin Maher:




LIVE Online Discussion:
7:30pm, Tuesday, October 27


Check out the introductions and recorded Q&A sessions from this year:


The Bay Community Theatre will be showing movies for ghosts and goblins of all ages on Halloween weekend. 

Hotel Transylvania” – 2:00pm Satuday, Rated PG

“Beetlejuice” – 7:30pm Friday & Saturday, 4:30pm Sunday, Rated PG

“Halloween” – 10:30pm Friday & Saturday, Rated R

Costumes are encouraged!

“We want to provide something fun for the whole family for the weekend,” said Rick Andrews, President of the Bay Community Theatre, “With trick or treating being cancelled in communities and indoor gatherings being limited, we want to provide something for people who like to get dressed up in costume to have a safe place to go.”


This is the first time the Bay Community Theatre will be showing a late night film. “Halloween”, the first movie in the highest grossing horror film series, will be shown at 10:30pm on Friday & Saturday. 


The Cherryland Ghostbusters will be kicking off the start of the Halloween weekend. They will be available for pictures before the movie “Beetlejuice” starting at 6:30pm, Friday, October 30.  https://www.facebook.com/events/400088361005764/

You are the Community in the BCT!

MATCHING $30 donation for every Basic Membership!!!!

A generous, anonymous donor has pledged a matching $30 contribution for the first 200 Basic members registered by December 31, 2020.

The Membership Campaign goal is 200 members by the end of 2020.

Learn more about The Bay Community Theatre Memberships on the membership page .

We invite you to become an integral part of The Bay Community Theatre.

Join forces with friends and neighbors to make big things happen in Leelanau County by becoming a member of The Bay Community Theatre.


Become a Bay Community Theatre Member today!

Film Favorites

Until the Bay Community Theatre is able to obtain new theatrical release films and seating restrictions are lifted, The Bay Theatre will be showing previously released repertory Film Favorites on the weekends with special pricing.

7:30 pm Friday & Saturday,
4:30pm Sunday.

$5  Film Favorite movies.

Check the Schedule to see which films are playing and to purchase tickets.

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.

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

Virtual Open House - Recorded, October 6, 2020


Virtual Open House
Tuesday, October 6, 2020


Hear the latest news and plans for your Bay Community Theatre. It’s been a very different kind of year for the theatre and for everyone! However, we are pleased to be open and serving our community during this challenging time. 


We appreciate your generous support for the Bay Community Theatre!

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 Monday – Thursday at 4:30pm or 7:30pm.

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

Bay Community Theatre Private Screening

Questions? Contact:



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:

Advanced Ticket Sales Refund Process for COVID-19 Health Emergency

Patrons who have already purchased tickets for performances cancelled by the COVID-19 Health Emergency may return their tickets for a refund or donate the value of the ticket to the Bay Community Theatre.

Tickets not redeemed for their value by October 31st, 2020 will be considered a donation to the Bay Community Theatre.

Patrons wishing a refund of their ticket purchase, can come to The Bay Theatre box office by October 31, 2020. Patrons must present the ticket stub from an in person purchase or a printout of the email receipt from an online purchase to receive a refund.

For further information check our website TheBayTheatre.com or email us at info@baycommunitytheatre.com

The Bay Community Theatre thanks you for your patronage and your patience.


Stay safe,

Board of Directors
Bay Community Theatre