Star Theatre

18 Young Street,
Tonawanda, NY 14150

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Previously operated by: Cinemette Corporation of America, Dipson Circuit

Architects: Michael J. DeAngelis

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Star Theatre

The Star Theatre was opened February 16, 1941 with a seating capacity for 980, all on a single sloping floor. It was closed in 1973, when it was demolished in the name of urban renewal. According to the 1951 obituary of Leonce Sinay, Paris-born manager of the theatre, it was a Dipson Circuit theatre. On January 26, 1973 it was taken over by Cinemette Corporation of America, but closed later in 1973.

Contributed by Theodore Hull

Recent comments (view all 20 comments)

Patsy on January 16, 2010 at 6:31 am

According to the link below the Lake nor the Star are listed as theatres designed by Michael DeAngelis so perhaps they should be added to the list. I have interest in the DeAngelis name as he designed my hometown former theatre, Grand/Westfield NY.

Patsy on January 16, 2010 at 6:41 am

Joe: The Lake Theatre isn’t listed on CT and should perhaps be added. If additional information isn’t available, I’m sure someone will post what they may know.

Patsy on January 16, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Joe: I just viewed the Boxoffice photos and see the art deco interior and the round windows in the art deco front doors which is a repeated theme in many of DeAngelis'theatre designs. Now the list of DeAngelis designed theatres is up to 19…this one and the Lake have been added.

Patsy on January 17, 2010 at 10:43 am

Joe: In the Boxoffice article about the Star I can’t seem to find where the smaller Lake is featured perhaps with a photo(s)?

Patsy on January 17, 2010 at 10:47 am

Joe: Sorry…see it now. And if you find any other theatres designed by DeAngelis, please advise via

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm

The 1941 Boxoffice article with the photos of the Star Theatre can now be seen at this fresh link.

Patsy on January 26, 2012 at 6:39 am

Thanks Joe for the 1941 Boxoffice article with photos! The fact that it was designed by Michael DeAnglis and was a grand art deco theatre made it special for me though sad to know learn that it is no longer with us due to those ugly words…urban renewal.

hammerglenn on December 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm

The theater was demolished summer 1973. I went through the rubble and got an original DIRTY HARRY poster!

hammerglenn on December 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

The last film showed here was the revival of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in 1973.

rivest266 on September 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Taken over by Cinemette theatres from Dipson theatres on January 26th, 1973 and closed later in the year.

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