Star Theatre

49 N. Washington Street,
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

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Previously operated by: Alpine Theater Circuit

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Berkeley Theatre, Alpine Theatre, Lynn Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 304.258.1404

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The Star on the main street

Originally built in 1916 as a car storage garage. The Berkeley Theatre opened in 1928. Known as the Alpine Theatre from 1948 and following a renovation in 1964 when the theatre was gutted, it reopened as the Lynn Theatre on December 23, 1964. 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 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 on March 30, 2012 at 5:46 am

The Star is on the WV Historic Theaters Trail.

Jeannemozier on March 30, 2012 at 5:47 am

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

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).

DavidZornig on February 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm

Appears this event was this past weekend at the Star Theatre.

JRHagan on August 31, 2019 at 6:07 am

Had a chance to visit this Theatere over vacation & spoke to the new owner, he has great plans for the building. The theater looks great inside & out . Popcorn is made in a vintage Manley popcorn machine. I highly recommend a visit .

seanforney on October 20, 2020 at 6:46 am

The Star is up for auction after being recently renovated and reinvigorated my wife and I have decided to sell to spend more time with our family. The auction and online bidding can happen at this link:

DavidZornig on October 20, 2020 at 1:34 pm

Address is 49 N. Washington. Official website and Facebook page links below.

dallasmovietheaters on April 29, 2021 at 8:25 am

A major renovation of the Alpine Theatre occurred in 1964. The theatre was gutted and renovated as the Lynn Theatre relaunching on December 23, 1964 as the Lynn Theatre by owners Ed and Julia Lynn of the Tri-State Drive-In Theatre in Hancock, Maryland.

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