Ely's Historic State Theater is a cultural hub of film, arts, entertainment and learning that cultivates a vibrant, healthy community. Our mission is to promote and support the cinematic and performing arts at Ely’s Historic State Theater.


Ely’s Historic State Theater is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Donations to Ely’s Historic State Theater are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Be a part of the action! There are several ways to donate.

Support Ely’s Historic State Theater

INVEST IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Help Ely's Historic State Theater fulfill its mission by making a one-time or ongoing donation through GiveMN.


Become a Sustaining Donor

SET UP MONTHLY DONATIONS. Sales of tickets and concessions don’t cover the cost of operating the State Theater. We rely on the generosity of our patrons to support our programming. Your monthly donations to Ely’s Historic State Theater will help us in the following ways:


  • Show movies year-round
  • Keep ticket prices low
  • Offer a broad selection of concessions at low prices
  • Host theatrical, musical, and live events
  • Increase the quality of life for people of all ages in our community
  • Invite our visitors to come and stay longer for more fun
  • Provide an economic boost for our town
  • Energize Ely's impact as a regional cultural hub
  • Create opportunities for our artists and entertainers
  • Enrich Ely's brand of adventure, culture, and fun

Sponsor a Seat Plaque

BE A PART OF THE STATE THEATER'S HISTORY. With a donate $400 or more, we will engrave a silver nameplate with the text of your choice (3 lines or less, 12 characters per line including punctuation and spaces). Click here to download the seat plaque form.


Mail the form and your check to:

Ely's Historic State Theater
PO Box 34
Ely, MN 55731


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