Welcome to Star Theatre PA

Established 1911

Located in the heart of downtown historic Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, we are a stage and screen venue. Our movies and live shows will captivate and enlighten audiences of all ages. If you are looking to enjoy an entertaining outing suited for the entire family, you’ve come to the right place.

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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.

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In the late 1970's local residents Phil and Jeanne Rader purchased the theatre and operated it as a movie house until the year 2000 when it was purchased by  Jim Bailey. Mr. Bailey was looking for a permanent venue for his Country Music Jamboree Show which had been playing at venues in Chambersburg and Gettysburg, PA. The Star Theatre soon became the home of the Pennsylvania Opry. 


Marcus and Bobbie Abernethy took ownership in 2019 and held live events and movie showings until the fall of 2022.


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