Star Theatres is a movie theatre chain owned and operated by AMC Theatres. Based solely in Michigan, Star is known for having extravagant interior designs, many screens, and in some cases, stadium-style seating. The chain made the Summer 1990 Entertainment Weekly Honor Roll for movie theaters with the late Detroit Free Press critic Kathy Huffhines declaring, "IT'S FRIENDLY, kicky, and cute and looks like a bright red-and-white jukebox from the outside."
The chain came to prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s as more audiences chose to view films at a megaplex. Over time, some locations have shut down or moved, while others have thrived. The Southfield, Michigan and Auburn Hills, Michigan locations are considered the flagships of the chain and remain very popular with local movie-goers. The slogan is "Love*Laugh*Live" and "Larger than Life".
- Entertainment Weekly, June 28, July 5, 1991 p. 26
- AMC Star Southfield 20 - Southfield, MI (opened 1997)
- Star Gratiot 21 - Clinton Township, MI (opened 1990)
- Star Holland 8 - Holland, MI (opened 1989)
- Star Lincoln Park 8 - Lincoln Park, MI (opened 1988. closed 2003, vacant)
- Star Fairlane 21 - Dearborn, MI (opened 1999, Now AMC Fairlane 21)
- AMC Grand Rapids 18 - Grand Rapids, MI (opened 1991)
- AMC Star Great Lakes 25 - Great Lakes Crossing, Auburn Hills, MI (opened 1998)
- Star Rochester Hills 10 - Rochester Hills, MI (opened 1989, closed and sold 2010, remodeled into a location of an Emagine theatre)
- Star Taylor 10 - Taylor, MI (opened 1989, closed 2009, reopened 2010 as Spotlight Theaters Taylor; 2012 Spotlight Theaters in Taylor has closed)
- Star John R 15 - Madison Heights, MI (opened 1989)
- Star Winchester - Rochester Hills, MI (opened 1985, closed 1999, rebuilt into a strip mall)