A renovated, historic & charming single-screen movie theater and concert venue dating back to 1946 and renovated in the 1970s and again in the Spring of 2017.
The Bay retains a vintage look with its original hardwood flooring and re-furbished turquoise seats. After decades of showing 16mm and 35mm films, in 2013 it converted to digital technology and now offers state-of-the-art Christie Digital Projection and Dolby Surround Sound.
An early leader in selective and diverse film programming, The Bay has been showing quality first-run, Academy-Award winning blockbusters, independent and foreign films for 40 years. It is home to The Bay Film Series, a popular subscription series (open to the public as well) which begins each September thru April featuring award-winning films from around the world.
The Bay Theatre has also been a venue for live music and dramatic theater since the late 1970s with numerous shows involving local performers and nationally-renowned musicians. A comfortable, intimate setting with great acoustics The Bay is an excellent venue for live shows. Some of its earliest concerts featured Jim Post and John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Elizabeth Cotton, T Bone Burnett and Mose Allison. Other performers over the years include Utah Phillips, Greg Brown, John Gorka, Chris Smither, Jeff Daniels, Jeremy Kittel and more.
Hours & Showtimes
Movies are shown daily; Shows vary according to the time of year, whether it’s a regular film, special event or part of our Film Series.
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
If you’d like to chat about something these office hours are a good time. If you find the door locked, please call (231)271-3772
(matinee – shows before 5pm)
Kids – all shows…….$6.00
(Kids – 14 & under)
Students ~ Military ~ Senior (65+)
Please tell us if a discount applies.
The Bay serves up delicious popcorn and full concessions featuring locally made products.
Open daily, year round.
• Seating for 195
• One Screen
• Christie Digital Projection
• Dolby Digital Surround Sound
• Full Theatrical Stage
• Full Concession Stand
A comfortable, intimate setting, The Bay Theatre provides an excellent venue for live shows, presentations, or other celebrations!
The Bay has also been a venue for live music and dramatic theater since the late 1970s with numerous shows involving local performers and nationally-renowned performers.
Some amenities include: great acoustics, a full concession stand, a full stage, one screen and even dressing rooms behind the stage.
Contact us today to learn more about booking your next event.