Star Theatre

170 Main Street N.,
Mendenhall, MS 39114

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Star Theatre

The Star Theatre opened March 3, 1938 with Carol Lombard in “True Confession”. It shared its building with a pool hall. It closed in the late-1960’s, but was reopened in 1979, remaining in operation for about three years.

The building was spruced up in 2000 to appear in the movie “My Dog Skip” but the theatre remained closed. In 2008, heavy rains caused a partial collapse of the roof. One attempt to restore the building was ended by a fire in October, 2016.

Nevertheless, local citizens continue to work toward the repair and reopening of the theatre through The Star Theater & Civic Auditorium Restoration Committee.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 12, 2019 at 7:48 am

1986 photo added courtesy of Amanda Brown Bowman.

Per the Simpson County Historical & Genealogical Society Facebook page: “Johnny Knight did the paint job on the theater when Danny Collins reopened it in 1979.”

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 12, 2019 at 8:54 am

Post fire & roof collapse photos added credit & courtesy of Simpson County Historical & Genealogical Society.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 12, 2019 at 9:05 am

Grand Opening March 3 & 4, 1938, added courtesy of Simpson County Historical & Genealogical Society.

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