Star Theatre

9237 Joseph Campau Street,
Hamtramck, MI 48212

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Architects: Ted Rogvoy, Frank H. Wright

Firms: Rogvoy & Wright

Previous Names: White Star Theatre

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Star Theatre

The White Star Theatre opened in 1915. In 1937 the name was changed to the Star Theatre. In 1938 the lobby was remodeled to the plans of architectural firm Rogvoy & Wright, based in Detroit, MI. This theatre closed in 1949. The space is a part of a parking lot for a Rite Aid pharmacy.

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kathy2trips
kathy2trips on May 5, 2005 at 11:23 am

The White Star was/is actually in the city of Hamtramck, a city within the city limits of Detroit. Here is a link to a photo of the White Star Theater from the Historic Hamtramck Website:
http://www.hamtramckhistory.org/images/theater.jpg

kathy2trips
kathy2trips on November 7, 2005 at 5:50 pm

Two additional photos can be found here:

A “long shot” of the vintage theater is here: View link

A modern shot of another theater of the same name on a different street. (Go a bit down the page…Does anyone know what this is all about?): http://hamtramckstar.com/index.php?cat=28

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 23, 2021 at 10:29 am

According to an item in Boxoffice of November 19, 1938, “Edward S. Pasco‚Äôs White Star is undergoing a lobby change….” The project was one of several then being carried out at Detroit area neighborhood houses with plans by the firm of Wright & Rogvoy.

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