Star Theatre

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The Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center offers a unique venue for live theatre, music, dance, and other performance events. The newly transformed site offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, and retractable seating for 171, making it possible to schedule everything from plays, dance recitals, movie screenings, wedding receptions, bands etc. Additionally, the galleries adjoining the Performing Arts Center offer space for rotating visual art exhibits. Artists interested in submitting proposals for performing event rentals should contact Jeremy Paul at 207-439-3800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications are subject to approval by the Arts and Cultural Committee.

Theatre Seat Fundraiser

For $200 per seat, a plaque with your name on it will be displayed on one of the theatre seats. Proceeds go directly to fund the enhancement of the theatre. Call (207) 439-3800 for more information.

  

Upcoming Presentations and Events in the Star Theatre

 

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KCC Lecture Series:  Case Closed on the 1873 Smuttynose Ax Murders

April 29, 2015 - 7pm - FREE

Seacoast historian J. Dennis Robinson offers the final word on the cold-blooded murder of two innocent Norwegian women at the Isles of Shoals on March 6, 1873.  The killer, a Prussian fisherman down on his luck, was quickly captured, convicted in a widely publicized trial, and hanged in an unforgettable gallows spectacle.  But the handsome killer managed to convince a circle of admirers of his innocence.  A fictionalized bestselling novel and a Hollywood film (Weight of Water) have further clouded the truth.  Years in the making, Robinson's definitive "whydunnit" MYSTERY ON THE ISLES OF SHOALS, fleshes out the facts surrounding this tragic robbery gone wrong.  Replacing fiction, hoax, and myth with facts, the author will present a one-hour illustrated lecture and sign copies of his book. 

A steward to Smuttynose Island, Robinson is the author of 12 books including the histories of Strawbery Banke Museum and Wentworth by the Sea hotel.  He writes the biweekly "History Matters" column for the Portsmouth Herald and is the owner of the website seacoastnh.com.

 

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Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd - 10am-4pm

Adults $5, Seniors 55+ $3, Children under 18 Free 

The Coastal Home & Garden Show is the perfect place to find the best convenience and savings.  Great home building, remodeling and landscaping exhibits and ideas for the home of your dreams!  Also - a great opportunity to find a gift for Mother's Day!  Build, Improve, Enhance and Beautify your home!  www.coastalhomeandgardenshow.com

 

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Films Rated Excellent - Independent Film Series

Mondays - 6pm - FREE

Movies you shouldn't miss but probably did!  Shown in the STAR Theatre on our 20' x 30' movie screen! 

Monday, May 18 - Anytown, USA 

Three Candidates, Two blind Politicians, One Race. Anytown USA follows a tightly run race in the small town of Bogota, New Jersey and resonates as an all-too-familiar look at partisan politics in our increasingly polarized nation.

 

 

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Morgan Gallery

 

Showing in May:

Kittery Land Trust Presents:  Brave Boat Harbor: Beauty in our Backyard

The show features photographs and paintings by local artists of Brave Boat Harbor and Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. It will also introduce people to Brave Boat Headwaters, the 150 acre nature preserve that Kittery Trust Land is establishing and working to permanently protect between Brave Boat Harbor and Bartlett Roads. As a public preserve, Brave Boat Headwaters will be a community connector in a number of valuable ways: safeguarding clean water, protecting habitat for plants and animals, preserving our history, and providing a place for outdoor recreation and nature-based education.

Please join us for an opening reception at The Kittery Community Center’s Morgan Gallery on Friday, May 8th, 5 – 7pm.

The Morgan Gallery, at the Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, is made possible through a generous donation by the Morgan Family of Kittery, ME. The gallery space is prominently located by the STAR THEATRE and provides a new venue for showcasing works by visual artists. The KCC Arts and Culture Committee is responsible for curating the programming and schedules an ongoing series of art exhibits to showcase visual artists. Professional artists are encouraged to submit works for review for future exhibits. All works are reviewed and juried by a sub-committee of the Arts and Culture committee.

 

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Weddings and Special Events

Whether you are looking to reserve a wedding and/or reception, birthday party, shower, memorial service, business conference or banquet, the KCC is the place for you!Our newly renovated 55,000 square foot building has a multitude of options for your function. A full-size gymnasium for major business conferences; a 200-person capacity STAR Theatre; a 60-person capacity Community room; small meeting rooms for up to 30 people...we have your event space covered! Also available is a commercial kitchen for rent, or we can suggest a local caterer for all your food and beverage needs.Utilize the state-of-the-art sound and lighting in the STAR Theatre. Project a movie or video onto the new 20' x 30' movie screen. Use the free, building-wide wi-fi for your presentations. Plus, we have plenty of parking and are easily accessible from  I-95!   

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Call to Artists

Local Visual Artists Invited to Submit Proposals

The Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, the newly renovated center and performing arts space, invites local visual artists to submit proposals for review.

Located at 120 Rogers Road (Old Frisbee School) in Kittery, ME, the newly renovated community center offers a state-of-the-art performing center and arts exhibition space available for artists. The proposals will be reviewed by the Arts & Culture Committee responsible for curating the performance center’s programming. The Committee plans to schedule an ongoing series of month-long art exhibits at the KCC to showcase artists from the greater Kittery community and provide regional artists a brand new artistic venue.

Designated areas for the art exhibits are prominently located at the entrance to the Star Theatre and may expand to additional spaces. Selected artists will be scheduled for month-long exhibits of solo or group shows.

Professional artists are encouraged to submit 20 jpeg images, artist statement and resume to A&C committee member Jean Lincoln at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All works will be reviewed and juried by an ad-hoc subcommittee of the Arts and Culture Committee.

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