Star Theatre

126 Main Street,
Newmarket, NH 03857

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Previous Names: Scenic Temple Theatre

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Late Night Double Feature Picture Show at The Star Theatre

A church was constructed on Main Street in Newmarket in 1871 but for a variety of reasons, it closed in 1907 and the property went over to commercial use. The church auditorium was converted into the town’s first movie theater, the Scenic Temple. This later became the Star Theatre. The popular movie theatre was sometimes used as a town auditorium. It presented movies into the 1950’s and was demolished in 1966. Most of this information came from the town historical society, (if I understood it correctly!)

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on July 10, 2015 at 1:53 pm

The Theatre Historical Society on-line archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Star; it’s Card # 504. Address is Main St. There is an exterior photo taken April 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says that the Star opened about 1925, shows MGM movies, and had 434 seats on the main floor and 96 in the balcony, total 530. The 1940 population was 2,600.

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