Four Star Theatre - Grand Rapids MI

Address: 1950 Division Ave S
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Zip: 49507
County: Kent
Open: 1938
Capacity: 925
Owner History:
Theater Type: Neighborhood House
Number of visits to this page: 13752
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General Information:

The Four Star Theatre was opened in 1938 as a sub-run theatre and remained the same until its closing in 1969. It was operated by Butterfield Theaters chain. The building became a youth center, but they have moved out by 2021.

Info Updates:
8/15/2008 - Brian Deuel
This theater became a night club called Carnival in 1988 (hence the clown painting on the billboard on the north side of the building), and made national headlines in late 1989 or early 1990 when it started to hold dwarf-throwing contests, which turned into a major controversy. I was living in Bradenton Florida at the time and recall news stories about this controversy on CNN and in USA Today. Due to recurring violence, the club was closed in mid-1990 and became a youth club soon after.
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Four Star Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Four Star Theatre - 2020 STREET VIEW
2020 STREET VIEW
Four Star Theatre - OLD PIC WHEN SHE WAS OPEN
OLD PIC WHEN SHE WAS OPEN
Four Star Theatre - SUMMER 2002
SUMMER 2002
Four Star Theatre - FROM MICHAEL R DOLLIVER
FROM MICHAEL R DOLLIVER
Four Star Theatre - FROM MICHAEL R DOLLIVER
FROM MICHAEL R DOLLIVER
Four Star Theatre - 1938 ARTICLE FROM JAMES
1938 ARTICLE FROM JAMES
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