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.

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dyban
dyban on December 15, 2005 at 8:45 pm

Photo from October 27, 2005

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 2, 2007 at 4:51 am

Added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1989

Casino Theatre (added 1989 – Building – #89001416)
Also known as Star Theater
78 S. Main St., Gunnison
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Beaux Arts
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Social
Historic Sub-function: Meeting Hall
Current Function: Social
Current Sub-function: Meeting Hall

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm

News story at View link

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 18, 2007 at 6:07 am

Here is a nice website with modern and vintage photos of the Casino Star Theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 3:07 pm

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 8, 2008 at 11:48 am

This is a great shot from 2008.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Here is another 1983 photo.

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