Star Theater

205 E. Main Street,
Willow Springs, MO 65793

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Star Theater

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The theater was built in 1922 for silent movies and then changed over and closed in the late Seventies. The Willow Springs community bought the building in the early Nineties and started a project with the Willow Springs Arts council to renovate the building. It was completed in 1998 and has been used as a stage show building until recently when we installed a new projector. It can now be used as a multi-purpose building with a meeting room attached to it next door with new bathrooms and a kitchen area. The theater itself is a mixture of the old building and new technology.

Contributed by Bud Marvin

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johndoe12
johndoe12 on December 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm

My Father grew up in Willow Springs in the ‘20s & '30s, he spent many Saturdays at the star Theater. He remembered the silents showed there, and that they played a lot of Harold Lloyd movies. He remembered when they converted to sound describing what I later realized was the Vitaphone system with the oversized record discs. The several times that I visited Willow from the '70s to the '90s it was always closed. glad to see that it has been restored.

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