Star Theatre

110 N. Maple Street,
Cole Camp, MO 65325

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Functions: Retail

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The Star Theatre was listed as open in 1925. This was a silent movie house. The theatre seated 131 and closed in 1934.

Contributed by Chris1982

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JohnnyC. on August 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

A National Register of Historic Places registration form covering the historic district of Cole Camp mentions a Star theatre located at 108 North Maple Street. Would that information apply to this Star theatre or perhaps there was another Star theatre located in Cole Camp, Missouri. Pdf File

JohnnyC. on August 27, 2015 at 3:09 pm

In case you have a problem downloading the file here is the text concerning the Star theatre.

“20. Mussman Bakery/ Star Theater, 106 & 108 N. Maple, ca. 1908. A two story, two-part commercial block with a flat roof and a concrete foundation. This brick building has two full shop spaces in the ground floor, and is one of the largest two-part commercial blocks in the district. The metal and wood ctorefronts were manufactured by Christopher and Simpson, of St. Louis; they are largely intact and feature large display windows with minimal bulkheads. The ceilings over the recessed shop entrances are sheathed with pressed tin. The second floor windows are early or original one-over-ones; there are two paired units in the center, with a single window on each side. The windows all have concrete sills and lintels, and the facade is topped by an ornamental brick cornice. An early awning covers both shop spaces; it is sheathed with heavy shake shingles. The basement of this building is partially above grade, and the doorways are reached by concrete steps. Small windows with segmental arched tops are set in the foundation, beside the steps.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2015 at 7:44 pm

In the current Google street view, the building described in the NRHP form and shown on the Sanborn map has “For Sale” signs in the windows. Judging from the Sanborn map, the theater’s address was probably the 108 N. Maple given in the NRHP form, with the bakery at 106.

SethG on August 2, 2019 at 1:13 pm

Chris had the wrong address. This error was pointed out years ago. The 1913 Sanborn map shows the theater. The correct current address is 110. Either the listing had an error, or the number changed after 2001. Appears to currently be an antique store.

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