Star Theater

Pleasant Street and S. Main Street,
Concord, NH 03301

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Star Theater

I went to two theaters while growing up in Concord, N.H. - the Star Theater, which is now a video rental place renting the same Roy Rogers films I saw there as a kid. I was last in Concord in 1999 so it may have changed, but it was on a sidestreet. You can see the word “Star” on the threshold.

The Star Theater was opened November 24, 1915 and was right around the corner from the Concord Theater which is now used for community performances, but was still in use in 1972 while I was visiting there. You can still see the marquee and the poster frames on the building. The Star Theater closed on December 1, 1951 with Farley Granger in “Strangers on a Train” & Johnny Mack Brown in “Trail’s End”.

Contributed by Mike Newton

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spectrum on September 29, 2007 at 1:30 pm

The Star seated 1,073.

Susancharbonneau on August 5, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Does anyone know when the Star was built? Also, I have the theater on Pleasant Street; others say it is on Main. Is there a way I can confirm the address?

pebrogan on October 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm

The Star Theatre was located on Pleasant Street in Concord, about ½ block up from Main Street. The Concord Theatre, where I worked from 1967 – 1994 when it closed, was at 18 ½ South Main Street in Concord.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Star; it’s Card # 479. Address is Pleasant St. There is an exterior photo dated May 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says it’s over 15 years old, shows MGM films, and has 694 orchestra seats and 305 balcony seats, total 999. Competing theaters are the Concord Th., and the Capitol. 1940 population was 27,100.

Paul Brogan
Paul Brogan on April 13, 2018 at 4:15 pm

The Star Theatre opened on November 24, 1915 having been built “at a cost of nearly $ 50,000…..” They called themselves in their ad, “The Photo Playhouse De-Luxe of New Hampshire”.

Paul Brogan
Paul Brogan on February 20, 2019 at 8:25 am

The Star Theatre closed on December 1, 1951. The final double feature shown was Alfred Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” and a second-run, “Trail’s End” starring Johnny Mack Brown.

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