Conveniently located just steps from the scenic shores of East Grand Traverse Bay, Elk Rapids Cinema features unique elements to accommodate every type of moviegoer. The theater seats 300 patrons, and full rocking chairs with hinge-up armrests comprise its center section.
Along with this great theater comes its rich history. Originally named Elk Rapids State Theater, Elk Rapids Cinema first opened its doors in September 1940. Preserved relics from the theater’s opening days still stand, including the lobby’s original lights and drinking fountain. Perhaps the theater’s most famous historical element is its breathtaking ceiling, the world’s largest blacklight mural. The bright, swirling mural is the perfect complement to the theater’s vintage appeal, making it an experience you will not want to miss.
Outside the cinema, Elk Rapids itself is a great example of the beauty northern Michigan has to offer. It is also home to Harbor Days, a fun summer running from August 5th through 8th.
Elk Rapids Cinema
205 River Street
Elk Rapids, MI 49629