Star Theater

479 Broadway,
Lawrence, MA 01841

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Star Theater

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321cgk
321cgk on February 28, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Great memories, there was also the Premier theater down on Essex St. toward Broadway. Was it the State theater across the Palace?

frankbosketti
frankbosketti on February 29, 2008 at 3:54 am

No the Star was much further north on Broadway, not so much in the downtown area. It was across the street from Malden mills, near the Spickett Rver.

321cgk
321cgk on February 29, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I remember in the late 50s and early 60s standing in line for a ticket to either the Broadway or Palace and seeing across the street a vacant building that once housed a movie theater. Does anyone remember the name of the theater or have the same recall. Also I do believe there was also a movie theater down the street from Tripoli Bakery toward the North Common, opposite side of the bakery. Anyone remember?

Jazzynotes
Jazzynotes on December 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm

The Victoria Theater was across the street from the Palace or Broadway Theaters. My father was a well-known musician and owned a store/school on Newbury St. and he used to provide the sound effects for the silent movies at the Victoria back in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Jazzynotes
Jazzynotes on December 2, 2009 at 5:21 pm

I spent many a Sunday with my date at the Central Theater on Oak St.
The owner, ValJean was a good friend of my father’s. I loved it when ValJean would wait for a passionate love scene to be on, and he would walk up and down the aisles spraying deoderizer. ValJean was also a musician and had his own orchestra when he was younger.

Jazzynotes
Jazzynotes on December 2, 2009 at 5:26 pm

to cgk – the theater you refer to down the street from Tripoli bakery was the Capitol theater and that was on Common St.

liversid
liversid on February 9, 2010 at 10:24 am

The Star Theater was a Saturday destination for kids all across Lawrence. “The Curse of Frankenstein” starring Peter Cushing was the first film I ever saw in a theater and I saw it, with a packed audience of screaming kids, at the Star. I fondly remember Nick and his wife (boy, did they have patience!), the great bargain prices for tickets and snacks (even for the early 1960s) and the Elvis, horror and Three Stooges films. Nick would always run what we kids wanted to see. I have only happy memories of the Star – the Saturday babysitter for Lawrencians.

jimroy
jimroy on February 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I remember the Star Theater on Broadway north of Cross St. on the right hand side. I almost want to say they eventually built a KFC there. I don’t remember ever being in it but was in the IA Union local 256 with Nick Boscetti (see Frank’s posts above), though I only met him a couple of times. Nick worked the Starlite drivein in No Reading in the early 80s and I took it over when he left.

jimroy
jimroy on March 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Here is a photo of the Star Theater, courtesy the Lawrence Public Library

see http://www.pbase.com/image/122518333

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 11:57 am

The Star in Lawrence is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 900 seats and open daily.

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