|1912 Postcard of Bridge Street|
...and before my time, the theater had another history:
The Star Theater was built on the corner of Main and Central Streets in 1912. It hosted stage and minstrel shows until the advent of motion pictures when a large screen was built over the stage and movies were shown. Many a Westbrook child spent his or her Saturday afternoons at the Theater. Hubert Prior Vallee, later known as Rudy Vallee, worked as an usher here before going on to star in the movies himself.Photo and text courtesy of Westbrook Historical Society and Mike Sanphy.
|Dana Warp Mill|