Star Cinema

9842 3rd Street,
Sidney, BC V8L 3A7

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Star Cinema projection

The Star Cinema opened in 2004 with seating listed at 300. The theater features first-run movies and a reduced price Tuesdays. They also have a unique policy called ‘Rainchecks.’ If by thirty minutes the film doesn’t suit your taste you are able receive a raincheck for a future movie.

It was closed in fall of 2018 and the Star Cinema moved to a temporary location at 9824 5th Street. The original Star Theatre was demolished in February 2020.

Contributed by Chuck

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CSWalczak on January 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm

There are pictures of this theater on its page at CinemaTour:

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 24, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I wouldn’t ever give refund after watching Thirty minutes of a movie,i am sure it is a hassel for the manager.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on January 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Mike… You hit the nail squarely on the head. If one buys say, a book, clothing or toothbrush, you don’t take it back for a refund simply because “you don’t like it.”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I only had one lady ask for refund,AFTER SHE WATCHED THE WHOLE MOVIE! she didn’t get it.Man, I wish I could remember the movie.

ScreenClassic on May 25, 2017 at 6:19 pm

You could drive right by the Star and end up missing it without knowing it because there’s nothing on the outside that gives any indication of it being a movie theatre (especially since they painted over the outside a few years ago to remove the Star Theatre sign). From the outside, it now just looks like a typical retail storefront.

ScreenClassic on April 28, 2020 at 1:11 am

A little news to reveal which, surprisingly, hasn’t been added until recently – the Star Cinema moved to a temporary location at 9824 5th Street, close to the original theatre, in the fall of 2018. Story below:

Sidney’s Star Cinema has a temporary home

The move was made because the original Star Cinema building has since been demolished to make way for construction of the Cameo, a condominium/retail project on the old Star Cinema site that will incorporate space for a new, larger three-screen Star Cinema when the project is completed at some point later in 2020 or in 2021 (probably the latter, due to construction being on temporary hiatus because of the current COVID-19 situation). Details about the new three-screen Star Cinema at the Cameo can be found at the Star Cinema website.

On that note, the status for this Star Cinema (the original) should be set to Demolished.

ScreenClassic on April 28, 2020 at 1:23 am

New development renderings for the Cameo condo/retail complex (including floor plans for the new three-screen STar Cinema once completed) can be seen below:

Cameo development renderings (includes new Star Cinema floor plan)

ScreenClassic on May 27, 2020 at 1:27 am

Since this article wasn’t updated per the info I gave in previous posts, here’s further proof that the original Star Cinema has been demolished – this article reporting the theatre’s demolition in February 2020:

Sidney’s Star Cinema reduced to rubble

On the basis of that article, this theatre’s status should now be updated to Demolished.

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