Star Theatre

585 Main Street,
Islip, NY 11751

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robboehm on October 25, 2020 at 12:52 pm

Uploaded a photo of an ad publicizing a special exhibiting event in which the Star would participate which appeared in the September 5, 1920 Paramount Week.

N183L on March 25, 2016 at 8:22 pm

My uncle was a partner from the 50’s to the 70’s at the drug store in this location. I remember the stage in the back area of the drug store. Does anyone have any photos of it when it was a theater?

robboehm on March 19, 2013 at 10:11 am

The original open air space was called the Star Airdrome. They showed five reels of film daily with a 10 cent admission for adults, 5 for children.

robboehm on August 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm

The small stage was about 30 inches above the main floor and accessible by three steps to the side. In the portion which is exposed in the antique store (one half of the whole) the stage was at best 9 x 12 with a small enclosed area to the side (wing/dressing room). The ceiling over the stage was very old wood. If, in fact, it was the original the space above the stage was about what is now standard in a house. So with the narrowness of the stage, a width of, maybe, 24 feet and no special height, there would be sever limits to any live performance/vaudeville.