The Star had a number of go-getter managers over its lifespan: Dan L. Sharits, who used his experience making local films to create a career for himself working in Hollywood; A.C. Burgess, who was "leased" from the People's Amusement Company; and Al Sather, who had previously managed the Star, the Tivoli, the Crystal, and the Ideal theaters in Portland.
Al Sather was a singer who routinely booked himself as an act at the Medford Star.
Dan Sharits made a film series titled “Made in Medford” which he showed in the Star theater. Subjects of the film varied, but the most popular one depicted Medford schoolchildren running and playing around town. His last film was a comedy/mystery titled The Stolen Pie and it cast some of Medford’s most notable residents. According to an interview with Medford native, Margaret LaPlante, this picture attracted 5,000 people. The Stolen Pie formula had success in Eugene and Klamath Falls, as well, where Sharits made the same film with local people in each different town.
Admission prices ranged from 10 cents of a typical ticket to 25 cents for special programming or fundraiser events.
The Star also presented frequent fundraising nights to benefit local schools and other charitable causes.
The news item at right is an example of a crossover promotional strategy. The ad reads “The May Company Have Engaged the Star theater for a special matinee.” The picture show at the women-only matinee event was of a corset fitting, titled “How Marjorie Won a Career”. The ad predicted a spike in sales for theatre tickets and corsets sold in town by the May Company.
Interestingly, the Star theater took out this advertisement at left which told the Medford audience that they could see Oliver Twist at their theater for only ten cents, versus the two dollars charged at the Empire Theatre.