Star Theatre

313 Mobile Street,
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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The Star Theatre was opened on November 23, 1944 with seating listed at 300. This theatre catered to an African American audience. It was closed in 1951.

The Star Theatre was reopened on April 12, 1954 and closed as a movie theatre on June 13, 1961. It was used for various events until it was demolished.

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dallasmovietheaters on July 21, 2021 at 6:57 pm

The Star Theatre opens for African American audiences on November 23, 1944 at 312 Mobile Street getting a War-time exemption to use building materials in its creation. Live music was part of the mix as Tommie “T-Bone” Pruitt was a member of the regular house band. The theatre appears to have discontinued film exhibition in 1951.

The theatre had a grand reopening with films on April 12, 1954 with “Tumbleweed” and “Slaves of Babylon.” It was accompanied by an opening parade featuring the Royal Street and the Eureka bands. Films were once again apparently discontinued on June 13, 1961 with a double feature of “Beyond the Time Barrier” and “Journey to the Lost City” supported by a cartoon and short subject. The theatre hosted live African American wrestling and beauty pageants before closing altogether.`

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