Star Theatre

121 W. Wyandot Avenue,
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351

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STAR Theatre; Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Leo T. Jones ran his eponymous circuit from the Star Theatre building in the early-1960’s. The Star Theatre is now used for live theater.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 28, 2011 at 4:22 am

A 1913 book called “Past and present of Wyandot County, Ohio,” by Abraham J. Baughman, has a biographical sketch of Mr. Roscoe C. Cuneo, operator of the Star Theater at Upper Sandusky. The section dealing with the theater says that in 1910 he “…opened the Star Theater, which he has made one of the finest moving picture houses in the city. It is finely equipped, has a seating capacity of three hundred, and the entertainment provided is always high class and interesting.”

I notice that the official web site of the Star Players uses the “re” spelling of the T-word.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 10, 2015 at 12:28 am

David: The article you linked to is about the theaters in Sandusky, so the Star theater it mentions is the one in the lakefront city. Upper Sandusky is an entirely different town some fifty miles inland from the lake. The only thing they have in common is that they are both located along (and named for) the Sandusky River. I don’t think there is a Market Street in Upper Sandusky. The Star Theatre in Sandusky is not yet listed at Cinema Treasures. Also, the photo currently displayed above depicts that theater, not the Star in Upper Sandusky.

Here is a photo of the Star in Upper Sandusky. The caption says that Roscoe Cuneo opened the Star in the 1930s, though the 1913 book I cited in my previous comment says it opened in 1910. As the theater in the photo is quite old fashioned the house it shows was undoubtedly the same one operating in the 1910s, and the caption is mistaken about the opening period. The sign advertising an admission price of five cents is evidence that the photo is much earlier than the 1930s.

DavidZornig on May 10, 2015 at 12:33 am

Thank you for the clarification. Should I delete my two posts to lesson confusion?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 10, 2015 at 12:48 am

It would probably be best to delete them, but save the information for when a Sandusky Star page is added.

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