On this date: Star Theatre opens

June 4, 1921

The Star Theatre, designed by architect Louis Pelton in 1921, offered vaudeville shows, along with movies.  The photo above shows a Trackless Train of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer during a Transcontinental Tour.  By 1941, it was part of the small Martina Circuit. After a long successful run, the theater closed in 1985 and remained shuttered for over eight years.

Purchased in early 1994, and under renovation for a six month period, the theater finally opened its doors in October 1994, with a menu of first-run movies.

Presently, additional renovations are under way, with the hope of eventually allowing the Star to host live performances.

Contributed by Charles Schmidt and Sandy Booth

This photo was taken May of 2012
Also see:
Jan. 1976
Oct. 1986