Ann Arbor boasts two historic theaters within a block of each other. The Michigan Theater, which opened in 1928 as a movie palace and vaudeville venue, was restored to its original grandeur in the 1980s; it continues to be a popular concert and movie venue (in fact, moviegoers still enjoy tunes played on a Barton Theater Pipe Organ that sinks into the floor, organist and all, as the show is set to begin). The State Theater, built in 1942, concentrates on a mix of mainstream and indie films, along with a seasoning of cult classics. It began extensive renovations and an expansion, designed to reinforce its Art Deco roots, in 2016.