Star Theatre

2640 Kensington Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19125

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The Star Theatre was built in 1914, designed by architect Carl P. Berger. The theatre is now a church.

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iobdennis
iobdennis on March 16, 2006 at 4:56 am

A tiny hole-in-the-wall theater. It had no lobby to speak of. You practically walked right into the theater which was separated from the street only by a curtain in a doorway. I remember seeing the original “The Thing” here.

mccluredb
mccluredb on June 12, 2007 at 6:13 am

I worked on the building in the early 90’s the outreach center down Kensington Avenue had bought it for taxes and we were using it as a soup kitchen. We showed Monday night football on the big screen. Some years earlier it had been flatten up word and turned into a dance hall but the old hardwood was in total disrepair by then. Sure would love to see the place again.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 9, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Here is an undated photo from the Philadelphia Architects & Buildings site. The photo is from the Irin Glazer collection:
http://tinyurl.com/2lofyc

RickB
RickB on February 14, 2008 at 5:19 am

Another shot of the Star marquee may be found here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 14, 2008 at 3:40 pm

The marquee is now gone, as is the blue paint seen in the preceding photo.

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