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The Star Theatre, 217B Invermay Road, Invermay (Launceston).

The Star Theatre is an historic streamline Art Deco styled theatre in the inner Launceston suburb of Invermay. It was opened by Star Theatres Pty Ltd on 5/10/1937, the opening program was The Plot Thickens followed by Roberta.  Built by the same  company that built the Star Theatre in Devonport (opened 11/09/1937) and later the Star Burnie.

The theatre had a distinctive 19 foot high double-sided vertical flashing neon sign with word "STAR" illuminated in blue as part of "art-deco" facade.

Due to the inroads of TV, screenings were restricted to Fridays and Saturdays from 1965. The theatre was closed in 1969. It was bought by St Vincent de Paul Society and operated as an charity shop for over 40 years.

In 2015, the property was purchased by a group of three businessmen who restored it and reopened it in April 2018, operating it as an “independent” cinema, cafe and bar.

    The Star was again for sale in May 2021. It was purchased in December 2021 by Michael and Anne Smith of the Sun Theatre, Yarraville.



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