State Theatre cancels in-person events

The live events venue was just a day away from reopening before being forced to close again due to COVID.

Kalamazoo’s State Theatre had been preparing to reopen to the public just as cases of COVID-19 began to spike throughout the county. That prompted them to make the difficult decision to stay closed to prevent the spread of the virus.

“While we have excellent practices in place, the potential of contributing to the spread is too risky at this time,” reads a post on the theater’s Facebook page.

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The theater had planned a screening of Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke on Saturday. They are offering refunds via the point of sale.

The State Theatre is still planning to host Jeff Daniels on December 12 for a livestreamed event with a portion of the procedes going to support the theater. You can find that and other planned virtual events on the theater’s website.

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