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After I posted I realized that this is a site for “Cinema” theatres exclusively, and that this particular Star Theatre was not a movie house. Sorry about that!
There is an amazing Library of Congress film clip of the Star Theatre being demolished in 1901. It is shot using time lapse photography over a period of 30 days.
Here are the notes on the film:
Using time-lapse photography, the film shows the demolition of the famous Star Theatre. Judging from the various exposures, the work must have gone on for a period of approximately thirty days. The theater opened in 1861 as “Wallack’s Theatre,” and was re-christened the “Star” in 1883. It was well known for it’s excellent productions, and a number of celebrated actors and actresses worked there, among them Ellen Terry. The celebrated English actor Henry Irving made his first stage appearance in America at the Star.
Photographed in 1901. Location: Broadway and 13th Street, New York, N.Y.
If you’d like to view the film, here is the link. You can view it right there, or you can save it to your computer.