Star Theater

13939 River Road,
Locke, CA 95690

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Star Theater

The Star Theater known to have operated in the town of Locke (originally Lockeport) which was founded by Chinese immigrants in 1915 when their enclave in nearby Walnut Grove, south of Sacramento, burned in 1913.

The Star Theater was known to have shown silent movies and hosted live acts as well. The town of Locke is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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CSWalczak on February 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

This a picture of the Star Theater in Locke: View link It apparently either had a rear entrance or exit on the opposite side of the building and there was an arcade passageway to the theater’s entrance as indicated by these two pictures View link and View link.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 27, 2011 at 11:21 am



More info and photos are always welcome.

David_Schneider on January 29, 2018 at 7:39 pm

The “Chinese Town of Locke” episode of the Travel Channel show “Ghost Adventures” claims the Star is haunted by the spirit of a Chinese opera singer.

Still I would like to visit during the day or try a restaurant after sundown. The town and its history looks really interesting.

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