Star Theatre

123 W. Hillsboro Street,
El Dorado, AR 71730

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The Star Theatre opened in 1922 with seating listed at 420. This theatre is not to be confused with the Star Cinemas. It was built, opened and closed long before the Star Cinemas were opened. It was located on E. Hillsboro Street at S. Washington Street.

The Star Theatre was still open in 1950. The building that the housed the theatre has been demolished. Information on this the was obtained from the Arkansas Historical Society magazine.

Contributed by Chuck

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MovieLady on August 9, 2018 at 5:57 pm

The older Stars Theatre actually had 2 locations. The first location was near the corner of E.Hillsboro and S.Washington St. It was sold to John Welch who opened it up further east on Hillsboro near the bottling plant. He was running it in the 1950’s. This is the theater that’s photo is posted above. Both locations were demolished. However there is a photo of the original Stars Theatre circulated on Ebay. That theater was made of wood and painted white, with the name “Stars Theatre” painted in black letters on the front top of the building.

MovieLady on August 9, 2018 at 6:20 pm

P.S. I am assuming the above photo is correct for the theaters 2nd and final location. Though I have always been told it was a quonset type building.

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