Star Theatre

130 Pascoag Main Street,
Pascoag, RI 02859

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A small theatre in Pascoag, Burrillville, RI. It did not survive beyond the 1960’s and was demolished decades ago. Information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 4, 2005 at 7:24 pm

Listed in Film Daily Yearbook’s that I have (1941-195) as the Star Theatre, Main Street, Pascoag, RI. with a seating capacity of 412.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 10, 2005 at 5:09 pm

This theatre was not also called the Music Hall, as I inquired in an earlier comment. The Music Hall in Pascoag was another building that burned down a few years ago.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 14, 2005 at 1:46 pm

Here is a photo of the Star Theatre dating to around 1943, judging by the film Buckskin Frontier. The Photo was taken because of the fire in progress. I have the feeling it was brought under control and that the theatre continued in operation for another decade or two. The truncated film title on the left side of the marquee could be “Ann Sothern and Eddie Cantor in Kid Millions.” But that was a 1934 film…a revival perhaps, or is it something else? Many thanks to the Burrillville Historical Society for making available this historic photo.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 14, 2005 at 4:01 pm

The Music Hall, Pascoag’s other lost movie theatre (and social hall) is now posted. Click here.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 16, 2005 at 5:14 pm

I spoke to an old gentleman in Pascoag today at the hardware store and he said that the Star was located at or very near the spot where the current Subway sandwich shop is located at 130 Main Street.

nritota
nritota on January 5, 2009 at 3:20 am

If this is the theatre I am thinking of, I saw A Hard Days Night here multiple times. My brother dated a girl whose parents owned the theatre and I would get parked there while he was on a date.

If I remember correctly, the family name was Deroy or Deny.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 16, 2010 at 9:22 pm

“Pascoag Star Blaze Confined to Booth"
Item in Boxoffice magazine, May 27, 1950:
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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Earlier article of the rebuilding of the Star after an earlier fire in 1937. From Boxoffice magazine, February 1, 1937:
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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Boxing at the Star Theatre, 1922. Providence News, October 4, 1922.
Link.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on January 17, 2011 at 11:52 am

This theatre was part of the September 1923 6th Paramount Week. In this advertisement from the (Providence) Evening Tribune, September 1, 1923, we see a fascinating list of Rhode Island area theatres, many long-gone and long-forgoten, or even unheard of, as well as what they were showing during that week. The Star was showing Java Head with Leatrice Joy. CLICK HERE and move image to see all theatres.

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