Star Theatre

137 N. Washington Street,
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

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The Star on the main street

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Originally built in 1916 as a car storage garage. The Berkeley Theatre opened in 1928. Known as the Alpine Theatre from 1948 and Lynn Theatre from the early-1960’s. This depression-era, mom and pop neighborhood movie house is owned and operated by a husband and wife team. Movies are shown once a night on Friday, Saturday and Sunday all year. The feature changes every week. Prices are $3.50 for adults; $3 for children.

The Star Theatre is the center of nightlife in the historic spa town of Berkeley Springs, WV and led the revitalization of downtown when it passed into the current owners' hands in 1977.

The main attractions besides the vivid marquee that lights up the night sky are: 1949 Manley popcorn machine that produces great popcorn served with real butter; 3 overstuffed couches available by reservation; etiquette speeches before the movie; a friendly, down-home crowd that make visitors feel like part of the family.

Contributed by Jeanne Mozier

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Paul Noble
Paul Noble on February 15, 2008 at 7:42 am

The New York Times Escape section, February 15, 2008, in an article about Berkley Springs, has a photo of the Star Theater.

Jeannemozier
Jeannemozier on March 30, 2012 at 5:30 am

Correct history: Movies shown at the Star since 1928. Structure originally built in 1916 as a car storage garage. Known as the Berkeley Theater, it was leased by the Alpine chain in 1948. Current decor dates to that period. Became the Lynn Theatre in early 60s until current owners opened the Star in 1977.

Jeannemozier
Jeannemozier on March 30, 2012 at 5:46 am

The Star is on the WV Historic Theaters Trail.

Jeannemozier
Jeannemozier on March 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

Prices as of 2012: Adults – $3.75 and children – $3.25.

spectrum
spectrum on January 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm

The Star theatre has just converted to digital. They’ve also repainted throughout and installed a new screen. Ticket prices went up to help pay for this (adults now cost $4.50 – still very reasonable).

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