Star Theatre

124 E. Main Street,
Benton, IL 62812

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 17, 2008 at 10:04 pm

A February 2, 1952, article in Boxoffice Magazine about fire damage to the Capitol Theatre in Benton mentions in passing that, like the Capitol, the Star was at that time run by the Fox Midwest theater circuit.

Kippy on July 28, 2014 at 7:29 am

My grandfather, Carl Ackley, worked as usher, janitor, and handyman for the Capitol Theater in the 50’s. My mother and her siblings got in free, and were there everytime there was a new movie showing. My mother met my father the day the theater burned. She worked at McCann’s drug store on the square, and he came in for a Coke after watching the fire. They were married a year later. My grandparents are buried there in Benton Cemetary south of town. Just a little history. Thought you might enjoy.

cecilray on August 13, 2015 at 4:06 pm

The Star was across the street from my step-grandfather’s furniture store, Reliable Furniture. I don’t remember that we ever attended the movies here, though.

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