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“Yikes!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Star Theater

Star Theater
Washington & Congress Streets, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-1404
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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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!
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“Yikes!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

This place was outdated and the seats were uncomfortable. The sound was awful and the movie was like 3 months old. The person behind candy counter was rude to my son but the popcorn was good.

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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
The Star is an historic theater. Tickets are $3.75. The weekend in question, the Star was showing The Avengers which had been released 6 weeks earlier and was still being shown as first-run. The sound system is up to industry standards. The reviewer attended on a night when more than 200 people had to be served at the concession stand within 40 minutes. There was no time for any interaction beyond finding out what someone wanted.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“Popcorn is the best part”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

Theatre is old, seats were too close to be comfortable. Popcorn was good. Buy the popcorn. Skip the movie and the back ache.

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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Glad you liked the popcorn. The Star is on WV Historic Theater Trail. It is promoted as a vintage, Depression-era theater. It is old. That's the point.
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We love the Star theater. They show the same film at 8:00 PM Thursday night through Sunday during the summer. If it's a kids film, there is also a matinee on Saturday and Sunday. Picture an old high school auditoreum with wooden seats and you've got the Star Theater. For an extra $.50 you can site on one of the several couches or pair of chairs. They serve the best popcorn - fresh with real butter, sodas come in a red silo cup. Movies are $3.75 and a large bucket of popcorn with a soda is less than $5. Don't expect soda holders on the chairs and enjoy the experience.

Visited May 2012
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“Nice quaint experience...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Was a neat little throwback to a simpler era, to "small town America"... or at least what I would imagine that might be like, as I have always lived in the suburbs between major cities. The staff (which I'm assuming was the husband/wife owner team) was very friendly and accommodating, we enjoyed our visit. And of course the authentic movie popcorn!

Visited April 2012
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“Best Popcorn in the World!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

This isn't a big multiplex theater, but it's comfortable and fun! If you call ahead, you can usually reserve one of the three couches (yes, I said couches) or the two comfy chairs that are available. For a fun family night at the movies, they can't be beat! I can take my three local grandkids to the movie, and buy them treats and drinks, all for less than $20! And you won't find better popcorn anywhere! They use real butter!

Visited April 2012
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