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Address: Washington & Congress Streets, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone Number:
+1 304-258-1404
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Hours:
Fri - Sun 19:30 - 23:30
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Travel back in time to when a night at the movies was still affordable and...

Travel back in time to when a night at the movies was still affordable and fun: this 300 seat Depression-era movie house features sofa seating (only 3) and a super tub of popcorn with real butter for $4. A real mom and pop theater. On the West Virginia Historic Theater Trail. In 2013, the Star went digital!

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Best Movie Theatre Ever

We love our Star...prices are great, excellent popcorn! New seating and technology! A must visit when in Berkeley Springs!

Reviewed 14 February 2017
kim k
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This theater has been run by HIPPIES for years. I was in it as a kid and once since. Never will I go back.

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Thank Brooks321
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We love our Star...prices are great, excellent popcorn! New seating and technology! A must visit when in Berkeley Springs!

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Thank kim k
Annandale, VA
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have attended movies and lectures at this Theater in Berkeley Springs, WV. They have been showing movies for 88 years. They just replaced their 1949 seats! These are not the new plush reclining seats you find in some theaters but they are comfortable. I believe I heard them say they have also just replaced the screen. They serve popcorn... More 

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1 Thank GLearn
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Reminds me of the Vilma theater in Baltimore, only ours had a balcony. First run films at cheap prices. Theater is clean. No running up and down the aisles. I do wish they had lids on the soda. Other than that, I have always had a pleasant experience. They do not serve snacks/drinks during the movie b/c I think they... More 

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Thank souplady2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Went to see Zootopia with my children during the matinee on a Sunday. Seats had holes in them. Bathroom was dirty. There were no lids for the cups for the fountain drinks. The lady that runs it told a family with 5 children to get out. She said they were being too loud and that the people around them were... More 

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3 Thank Dustin B
popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review

Thousands of people buy popcorn at the Star before, after and during the movie. For 39 years the Star has received high marks from Health Dept. inspections. There are no holes in the seats and, in fact, the 67 year old vintage seats were just replaced. Policy at the Star has always been to guarantee the audience the opportunity to... More 

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Classic old theater with new movies and digital projection. Very reasonable price for admission. Only open on weekends with one film. Soon to replace seating!

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1 Thank Roberta B
popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the Star. By next weekend, our 67-year-old seats will be replaced by newer, wider ones. Come see us again and try them out. More 

Owings Mills, Maryland
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517 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Whenever we are in Berkeley Springs for the weekend, we go to the movies. They were playing Dirty Grampa and it was a racy hoot. The theater is a blast from the past - the way I went to the movies when I was a kid and the ticket price is great!

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1 Thank Judy J
popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review

Thanks. Bringing back memories for folks is one of our favorite tasks. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

With what seems like original leather seats (that are quite narrow these days!), this theater is a taste of theaters from previous generations. Also a few couches! Can't beat the price ($4.50 for adults) and the popcorn is delicious. Owners are friendly. Great small-town feel.

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Thank JessBO25
popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed our treasure. You'll be happy to know that we're hoping to replace the seats early next year with some a little wider. More 

washington dc
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316 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

What a movie going experience! This takes you back. Small local friendly place. Saw the movie Transylvania II. Nice change from the big theaters. And of course the fresh Hot popcorn!! What a great. Make it a stop on your trip to Berekley Springs. Enjoy!!

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1 Thank weekendwonder1
popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review

We're always delighted when people enjoy the Star. You got a real dose of what a small town community theater is by attending when Hotel Transylvania was showing. Come back again. Thanks. More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

An old style movie theater with the best popcorn. You can even rent a couch. Large screen, no noise. Owners are great folks. If you are in the area for the weekend, definitely try to take in a movie!

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Thank foxnad
popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Sorry this slipped by me until just now. More 

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