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“Takes you back in time”
Review of Star Theater

Star Theater
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Brought me back to years gone by. A must visit if you are in Berkeley Springs for a weekend. Regardless of the movie don't miss the opportunity to see this gem. Popcorn was really good and cheap too

Thank Jamie T
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

We like making folks' visit to Berkeley Springs memorable. Thanks for the good words. Come back soon.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Cute theater! Make sure to call and ask for the couches if you are so inclined. They take reservations for them and are a nice way to watch a movie.

Thank Leandro L
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2014

We're always happy when people enjoy their "Star" experience. We need to lower expectations about the couches since there are only 3! If you know you're coming to town for a visit, book in advance. You can call the Star but only during movie hours is the phone anything but a message announcing what's playing. 304-258-1404. Or you can email us: star@starwv.com to reserve a couch. Or you can show up for the movie and hope you get lucky.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

A really neat 1930's vintage movie theater where you can buy hot cider, Milk Duds, and great popcorn out of an 50's machine. Close to first run movies cost about $3.50 and your change is always a 50 cent coin. Some of the, when worn out, have been replaced with actual 3/4-seat couches that you can reserve for 50 cents. It is truly a hoot to visit this place and the owner/operators are great folks.

Thank Paul M
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

We always appreciate guests who love the vintage nature of the Star. Thanks for telling all you're Trip Advisor friends. Just so no one is surprised, our ticket price is actually $4.50 but you do indeed get a 50¢ piece as change. Kids love the coins. Most have no clue what it is. But we know well that it's the popcorn that brings 'em back. Come see us again.

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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

We got the opportunity to sneak away to the Star Theatre this weekend. We were lucky enough to get a sofa, which made us happy. The movie was very good and the popcorn is always the best. Thank you Jack & Jeanne for investing so much of your time into keeping the Star open for everyone to enjoy.

Thank For2009
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2013

Thanks for spending your time with us and glad you were able to have the couch experience. Check our Facebook page to read the inside story on why there are couches.

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Reviewed 25 September 2013

I've been a couple of times and have enjoyed the experience. I especially enjoy the cheap prices. I do not enjoy the hard seats. Bring a cushon!

1  Thank Jim C
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

You're right. The seats, like most of the theatre, are vintage dating back to the last major renovation in 1949. They are on the list to replace as soon as we pay for the huge investment required to go digital and keep the doors open. There are three couches and a pair of overstuffed chairs for 50 cents extra. They do get reserved fast. Anyone is welcome to bring their own cushion.

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