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Circle Star Theater, San Carlos

The Circle Star Theater, on Industrial Road, San Carlos, was a major entertainment venue between 1964 and 1993. The venue, which was a theater in the round, opened on October 13, 1964 with a performance of My Fair Lady. Through the sixties the theater presented musicals and other events, including performances by some of the major Bay Area groups. Financially the venue was not successful, it failed twice before 1970. In 1971 the theater reopened with a rotating stage. The theater closed for the last time at the end of 1993. The unused building was damaged by fire in 1997 and subsequently demolished.

Performers at the venue over the years included The Beach Boys, George Benson, James Brown, The Carpenters, Judy Collins, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marvin Gaye, B.B. King, Liberace, Buck Owens, Frank Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Dionne Warwick and Frank Zappa.

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Last updated October 2019