Recycled: the Starlite Theatre

starlight theatre

With the demolition of the Starlite Theatre in Latham this week, it seemed like a good time to pull up this photo Sebastien took there a few years back. He has a good photoset of the place as it existed in 2009, decayed, performers such as Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., Milton Berle and Johnny Cash just a memory. [Fox23]

A developer is aiming to build a $50 million mixed-use project there. [Biz Review]

photo: Sebastien Barre

Comments

That's sad!
The Starlite had good parking, air conditioning in later years and , you did not have to worry about being mugged walking to your car.
I saw Grease, Man of LaMancha, Mitzi Gaynor, Vic Damone, and his ex Dianne Caroll, Barbra Eden, Connie Francis, Wayne Newton and probably more that i have forgotten there.

My fondest memory of the Starlite was seeing my first real live concert there with my younger sister. I remember being so nervous that someone was going to set it on fire as they waved their lighters in the air in time with the music. I was 10. My grandmother took us. The performer? Debbie Gibson. TEAR IT DOWN!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Stuff to do this weekend

The weekend is around the corner, and spring is making an effort -- so we're good. How about you? We've got your list of stuff... (more)

"Race, Place, Power & Privilege" at Albany Roundtable

This looks interesting: The Albany Roundtable's annual meeting on May 23 at the Albany Institute will feature a talk by urban planner Daniel D'Oca titled... (more)

"I am the lonely fainting goat in the Binghamton Zoo."

Over at McSweeney's, Talia Lavin extends Andrew Cuomo's recent I'm-an-undocumented-person campaign oratory. A clip: "I was recently bat mitzvahed. I look great in a hijab.... (more)

Must-do Albany/Troy activities for new arrivals to the Capital Region?

Lindsay emails: Some long-time friends of mine will be moving to the Capital Region in June, and I was looking for some expert/crowd-sourced advice on... (more)

Morning Blend

Marchione to retire State Senator Kathy Marchione announced on Wednesday that she will not run for re-election. Marchione cited family reasons for stepping away from... (more)

Recent Comments

I have really enjoyed working with SEFCU Insurance Agency and have saved a great deal of money with them. If you are a SEFCU member, you will likely get an additional discount on top of bundling (auto+property, etc.) and other discounts most insurers offer. ...

Must-do Albany/Troy activities for new arrivals to the Capital Region?

...has 10 comments, most recently from Danielle Sanzone

Forever wild: The advocacy of Verplanck Colvin

...has 4 comments, most recently from Ed

"I am the lonely fainting goat in the Binghamton Zoo."

...has 1 comment, most recently from Elisabeth

Cars and quality of life

...has 1 comment, most recently from Lu

The plan to fix a problem in Albany that's been a century in the making -- and the concerns about that fix

...has 10 comments, most recently from BethAM