Star Theatre

Main Street,
Morris, OK

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The Star Theatre had a perfectly sqaure, champaigne colour stucco facade that was dominated by an indented, oversized, yellow five point star. Red neon block letters spelled out “Star” atop a v-shaped, neon outlined marquee.

The lobby was small, but stylish.

Auditorium side-walls and ceiling were stepped with inlet lighting effects, and also carried a champaigne and yellow colour scheme. Two small dressing rooms flanked a shallow, gold curtianed stage.

I’ve been told that the Star Theatre opened around 1925 and closed in the mid 1950’s.

Contributed by Ben Miller

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jessiearcher
jessiearcher on December 3, 2006 at 12:44 am

The Star Theater was actually on the West side of S Hughes St, between Ozark and Young.

seymourcox
seymourcox on December 7, 2006 at 10:51 pm

Symco, this old movie house sounds fascinating. Do you have snapshots to post?

JohnMcConnel
JohnMcConnel on January 7, 2007 at 3:29 am

Seymour, …just saw your Dec. 7 post on Jan. 6, 2007…sorry to be so long responding. I didn’t know the Star had a thread until tonight, ‘til I read your post on the Inca thread, which has kind of turned into a bulletin board. And an interesting one.

I don’t believe I have any photos of the Star.

Regarding other Okmulgee County theatres, the little towns of Beggs, Dewar, and Kusa had theatres. Do you have any information on any of them?

seymourcox
seymourcox on January 9, 2007 at 10:49 pm

Sorry to report that I have nothing on small towns of Okmulgee County. Perhaps the Beryl Ford Collection will eventually post something on this subject.
Would imagine these were like most other Oklahoma tank towns. After the turn of the century saloons added a silver screen and projector, and began showing magic lantern flickers.

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