Star Theatre

144 Main Street,
Dansville, NY 14437

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Star Theatre

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The Star Theatre was built in 1921 and offered vaudeville shows, along with movies. 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

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 8, 2008 at 10:52 am

This is another photo of the Star Theater.

DonLewis on October 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Four 2008 views of the Star Theatre in Dansville. View #1, #2, #3 and #4.

BrucePaddock on August 11, 2010 at 7:14 pm

This lovely theatre is featured in a patriotic video showing a grandfather taking his grandkids to a documentary about WWII. This theatre is heavily featured and you get a good view of the interior, the balcony and the proscenium. I figured out where it was by doing a search for the word “Star” and the theatre’s telephone number which is shown on marquee. Check it out at this link: I only wish there were more such videos of the interiors of these old theatres!

TLSLOEWS on August 11, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Great little film Bruce,nice shots of the theatre,good find.

Patsy on June 4, 2011 at 4:59 am

Is the original chandelier still hanging from the ceiling? Will be passing through that town this weekend though won’t have time for a tour enroute to Conesus Lake.

Patsy on June 4, 2011 at 5:02 am

And today this theatre opened on June 4th in 1921…90 years ago! Congratulations!

Patsy on June 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Just returned from visiting the Star and can report back that the original chandelier is still hanging from the ceiling in the auditorium! They even had balloons and a birthday cake in the lobby to commemorate the theatre’s opening on this date 90 years ago!

Patsy on June 5, 2011 at 12:07 pm

And Dansville is the original home of Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross.

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