Casino Star Theatre

78 South Main Street,
Gunnison, UT 84634

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The Casino Theatre opened in 1912, and had a highly ornate Beaux-Arts facade complete with twin sets of Ionic columns and terra-cotta floral decoration. Renamed the Star during the 30s, the theater was modernized around the same time, including a new triangular marquee. The theater has remained in operation since it opened except for a short time in the 70s.

Today the theater, recently renamed the Casino Star in recognition of both of the theater’s past names, is used for both movie screenings and ocassional live performances.

The theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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dyban
dyban on December 15, 2005 at 10:45 pm

Photo from October 27, 2005

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 17, 2007 at 3:14 pm

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The theater has been rescued by Lori Nay and Diana Spencer. They had been trying for 20 years to rescue the theater which opened in 1912. A potential one million dollar restoration is planned for the Beaux Arts theater. A unique feature of the theater is a well in the basement which was used for cooling and heating the theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 5:07 pm

Here is an expanded view of the LOC photo at the top of the page:
http://tinyurl.com/2t598w

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