Star Theater

114 N. Main Street,
Sand Springs, OK 74063

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mikinix on November 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Used to go to this theater more often than to the Harmony. In junior high my girl friends and I would go on Saturday afternoons and see the serials they ran and then the feature movie. When they ran horror movies, I’d hide under my coat or sweater and my friends would let me know when it was A&E to watch again…sometimes…other times they’d tell my it was OK when it wasn’t. They got a big kick from that.

Shim on October 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm

In 1939,I took my first date to the Star theater. I was seven years old and she was six. I remember, we shared a popcorn and each had a drink. I don’t remember what the movie was about but I do remember how pretty my date was.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Judging from the interior photos linked earlier, I’d have guessed that the Star Theatre had at least 600 seats. The side section in this photo shows at least 28 rows with six seats per row, so the two side sections alone must have seated over 300, and the center section was probably about the size of the two side sections put together. Perhaps they removed every other row sometime late in the theater’s history.

crude4u on May 15, 2013 at 7:36 am

When I was three, I walked downtown from 6th street to my uncle’s barber shop next door to the Star. He would cut my hair and give me 20 cents change. I would go next door to the Star and for 10 cents would watch movies and eat candy and popcorn until I couldn’t. Then I would walk across the street past the “Rathole” to my aunts cafe, Bob’s Cafe. I’d sit on the counter and talk to the customers. Many would not be able to pay so my aunt put their ticket in a Roi-Tan cigar box. When they had some money, they would come in and she would pull their tickets out of the cigar box and they’d pay their bill. those were the days, when a three year old could walk around without any reason to fear.

missmelbatoast on April 10, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I didn’t realize that when the 09-09-07 Star Theatre picture was posted that Tulsa Library constantly changes images. Sorry!

TLSLOEWS on March 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I wonder who is the man in the photo posted by Miss Melba Toast 9/9/07??????

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 1, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Yes, Great pictures,All. Thanks for getting them on.

TLSLOEWS on March 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm

What a nice marquee,nice photo posted by Jeff 7/12/07.

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on December 3, 2010 at 6:55 pm

This theater has been demolished.

seymourcox on July 19, 2010 at 11:53 am

Vintage exterior/interior photos of the Star Theatre can be seen on Roadside Oklahoma web,

MarkeePhoto on April 10, 2009 at 9:19 pm

My father owned or ran the Star in 1961-1963. When I was born we lived in an apartment upstairs. Mt Mom would come up and feed me during the show, and be back at the concession between and after them.

missmelbatoast on September 9, 2007 at 9:34 pm

a couple more interior shots KM mentioned above. Looks like this theatre may have once been twinned, then returned to a sigle screen cinema -

missmelbatoast on September 9, 2007 at 9:23 pm

The little Star Theatre must have suffered from stiff competition since Sand Springs residents could ride streetcars to the big first run theatres in downtown Tulsa -
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kencmcintyre on August 10, 2007 at 10:55 pm

B7804 through B7807 in the Tulsa Library series are more interior photos of the Star.

jchapman1 on July 12, 2007 at 2:35 pm
Vintage promotional photo of Star Theatre and Snack Bar.

seymourcox on April 28, 2007 at 7:46 am

From this sad photograph of a neglected auditorium inside the Star Theatre, I can’t help but wonder if this theatre was a member of Griffith Amusement. I’ve been told by more than one source that, while Griffith usually kept their theatre facades in tip-top condition, they refused to buget enough money for upkeep of their theatre interiors.

xxx on February 6, 2006 at 2:32 pm

The Star Theatre Building was a wonderful example of glass block streamline. The Sand Bar had cozy booths surrounding a star shaped bar situated in the center of an azure lighted room. All together it was a striking design to spend a night out on the night.

xxx on September 7, 2005 at 2:08 pm

Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo of the STAR Theater.