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Star Theatre

Address: 119 N. Main Street
City: Brooklyn State: MI Zip: 49230 Phone:  
County: Jackson
Notes: Single Screen
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Open: Closed: Capacity: 420    
Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 7478

9/18/2016 - Josh Mitoska
We are still here, we have turned the outside into a canvas for street art Find us on facebook Water STREET ART Project.
2/8/2013 - Josh Mitoska
Yearly update, no progress.
2/8/2012 - Josh Mitoska
If you have any questions, you can email me at mitoska@hotmail. com probably will not be open this year, we do have a new art gallery opening up just a few doors down though.
1/22/2012 - Niki
Is there any chance of the Star opening this year or is there still just to much work to be done? Thanks :)).
1/20/2012 - Josh Mitoska
The Building is nearing completion, only 12 years behind schedule. We would have been ready this year but all the 35mm equipment we bought last year will now be needed to be upgraded to full digital.
1/2/2012 - Joe Braunschneider
I was wondering what renovations the building is in need of. Are they cosmetic items, or structural in nature? Thanks,.
8/1/2010 - Mike Aernouts
mlive. com April 15, 2009 The Jackson Citizen Patriot newspaper reported that A deal to turn the shuttered Star Theatre in Brooklyn into a live theater venue has fallen apart, with both owner and tenant blaming the other for the failure. Left of Center Theater Company in August worked out a deal with owner Josh Mitoska to rent the former movie theater, which closed in 1991. The community theater group had been working with the village of Brooklyn to eventually purchase and renovate the building. At the beginning of March, the group stopped leasing the building and turned in its keys.

''The ability to deal with the current owner has reached a point where we can no longer proceed with the grants we had in place,'' said Left of Center member Scott Clow, who helped work out the original deal. Mitoska said the deal fell apart because the group was unable to come up with funds to renovate the building. He also alleges the group left utility and insurance bills unpaid. ''We definitely are not on good terms with them, Mitoska said.

I''m stuck with all these bills now. '' But Clow said it was not a matter of being able to come up with funding. ''We had all the grants in place, but there were just some hurdles with the ownership that couldn''t be overcome,'' he said. Village Manager Victor Cardenas said the village was going to buy the building with a Michigan Economic Development Corp.

grant, but the agency wanted guarantees that renovations would proceed. The deal fell apart before the groups applied for the funds. ''We worked with the Brooklyn community.

knowing full well their support wasn''t necessarily for Left of Center, it was for the revitalization of the Star Theatre,'' Clow said. Cardenas said the village still is open to negotiations to get the theater running again, but he does not foresee anything happening in the next six months to a year. ''I am sure people are going to be disappointed the latest attempt fell through,'' he said.

7/29/2008 - Mike Reed
As of August 1, 2008, The Star Theater in Brooklyn, MI, is being rented by Left of Center, a small theatre group originally based in Jackson, MI. Formed in 2003 by four theatre veterans with more than 60 years combined experience, Left of Center has produced shows at a variety of locations in the Jackson area including the Jackson Symphony Orchestra rehearsal hall, ART 634, and All Play and No Work. We feel the Star Theater will be the perfect home for our company and allow us to produce shows without restrictions that were often placed on us at other venues. Left of Center produces off-beat and contemporary theatre to enlighten as well as entertain. We also perform comedy improv, and hope, once the theater is ready, to host concerts, films, and re-establish our education program: The School of the Dramatic Sciences and Technical Studies.

Left of Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization and donations to Left of Center are tax deductible. The Star Theater needs a lot of work and we will be seeking grants and donations to facilitate the renovations. Won''t you help us? If you have any questions regarding Left of Center or the Star Theater feel free to e-mail our Company Manager Mike Reed at mreed@citpat. com.

4/19/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
A recent site inspection revealed the theatre is closed but is intact waiting for a buyer. It can be had with all equipment intact for 135k. This site seems to have tremedous potential as there does not seem to be another theatre close by.
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