Star Theatre, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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The Star Theatre is a theatre in Kolkata, built in 1883. Initially situated in Beadon Street, the theatre later moved to Cornwallis Street - now called Bidhan Sarani. The Star, along with the Minerva Theatre, was one of the first institutions of commercial Bengali theatre. The Star, along with Minerva and The Classic Theatre, were also one of the places where the first motion pictures in Bengal, made by Hira Lala Sen, were screened. This is a heritage site of Calcutta (Kolkata) that was destroyed in a fire and thereafter restored by the local municipal corporation. The restored Star Theatre maintains the heritage facade; the interiors are contemporary. The property is maintained by a private company. At present, it is primarily a cinema hall; plays are staged on about two days per month. However, during winter (December and January) plays are staged here much more frequently, of the order of ten days per month. The auditorium has excellent acoustics. Star Theatre is close to the junction of Grey Street (Aurobindo Saranee) and Cornwallis Street (Bidhan Saranee); the area near this junction is called Hatibagan (Elephant Park). The theatre is a 10 minute walk from the Shobhabazar-Sutanuti station of the underground railway. Star Theatre has an underground car park with a nominal parking fee of Rs 10/- per hour (minimum three hours). Tramcar tracks, and services, on Grey Street and Cornwallis Street enhance the heritage ambience.
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  • The Star Theatre is a theatre in Kolkata, built in 1883. Initially situated in Beadon Street, the theatre later moved to Cornwallis Street - now called Bidhan Sarani. The Star, along with the Minerva ...  more »
  • Erstwhile stage Biswaroopa was cconverted to Star Thaetre,.Conveniently situated on the main road near HatiBagan with a parking space in basement. Lots of eating places nearby.Aircondioned with good s...  more »
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  • Once a heritage cinema hall and then went down to shackles. It was again renovated to if not it's full glory but to much of it. A very nice place to watch movies for people of North Kolkata with good surround sound. It still has the feel of single screen and its heritage.
  • with this star theatre I was attached almost 45 years...I enjoyed so many playes there and now I m enjoying the movies... ambiance is good.. but little bit cleaning must be needed for toilet.
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