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Established 1911
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Set in the early 1980's, "Steel Magnolias" takes place in Truvy's small-town Louisiana beauty salon where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done and catch up on the latest gossip. This stage and film classic brings us some of our favorite characters- Ouiser, Clairee, Annelle, M'Lynn and her daughter Shelby who suffers with Type 1 diabetes and risks everything to have her own child. Clever, poignant and hilarious dialogue evolve into a deeply moving conclusion.

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We are located at

23 W. Seminary St.

Mercersburg, PA 17236

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About Us


The theatre was built in 1911 and opened to the public in 1912. It was the home of events such as live productions, silent movies and matinees.

Academy Award Winner, Jimmy Stewart, would frequent the theatre as a teenager while he was a student at the Mercersburg Academy in the 1920's.

Fire damaged the theatre in the 1930's, after which a decorator from Philadelphia was called in to restore the damage. A massive renovation was done which included Art Deco light fixtures and Flocked wallpaper.

In the late 1970's the theatre was operated as a movie house and in the year 2000 it became the home of the Pennsylvania Opry for several years. 

 Star Theatre Productions LLC currently owns and operates this piece of history and is bringing family-friendly entertainment to the Mercersburg community once again!     

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