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“Blast from the Past” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Star Theater

Star Theater
Washington & Congress Streets, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-1404
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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!
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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15 reviews
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“Blast from the Past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Seeing a movie at the Star Theater is time traveling into yesteryear. However, the large screen and digitalized movies are modern additions to this vintage theater. The owners have resurrected a nostalgic favorite and do a super job making you feel welcome. A feature you certainly don't expect to find in a theater anywhere are the sofas which you can reserve and rent for 50 cents. The movies are current titles, and the locals look forward to seeing the latest movies right here in Berkeley Springs. The Star Theater is famous for their popcorn, with or without butter, and is touted to be the best in four states.

Visited July 2013
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thanks to the folks at Gobblers Knob, one of the many outstanding places to stay when you visit Berkeley Springs. Great log house with spectacular view.
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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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“Fun evening out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went to see World War Z. While the movie was a bit too scary for me (we had to leave about 40 mins in), the overall experience was fantastic. The popcorn was hot and delicious with real butter. We'll be back next time we're in town for sure!

Visited August 2013
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
We try not to scare our guests too much but sometimes.....
Glad you liked the popcorn. Come back again.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Wonderful venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We saw The Lone Ranger for $4.50 per person. The theater is historic with very nice seats, inexpensive popcorn, and a few couches for patrons who want to splurge ($1.00 more). It was obvious that the gentleman and lady working there (the owners) really enjoy their work.

Visited August 2013
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
What better job could we have than making people happy with movies and popcorn? We especially love it when audiences cheer at the end. Thanks for appreciating the Star.
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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“Old Time Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

An old time experience not found many places today. The theatre is well preserved. You pay the ticket man at the entrance a very fair fee considering todays prices. The popcorn machine is an amazing antique that produces amazing popcorn for $1.50 a box. Soda was $1.00
I found the seats to be very comfortable. You can rent a sofa for an additional .50 cents.

Visited June 2013
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thanks for coming to the Star. We're happy you enjoyed it. We work hard to keep the Star affordable.
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“A piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a place you must visit when in Berkely Springs, W.VA. It will take you to a simpler time with family entertainment in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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popcornempress, Owner at Star Theater, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Glad you liked the Star. Come again.
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