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Star Theatre

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Description

One of four early storefront theaters Downtown, The Star – "cool and comfortable" – featured Vaudeville acts in addition to five-cent films. It was the site of a famous 1908 riot when more than a thousand UM students stormed, looted, and sacked the theater. The combined efforts of the police and fire departments, even UM president James Angell, failed to quell the disturbance.

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Frame location: Northeast corner wall, just east of Main on Liberty

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