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The Five Star Dinner Theatre

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Address: 701 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Phone Number:
+1 501-318-1600
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Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Hands down, Hot Springs finest performance Theatre. Celebrating 30 years of...

Hands down, Hot Springs finest performance Theatre. Celebrating 30 years of busines in Hot Springs. This beautifully remodeled venue has been transformed into one of Arkansas' only year 'round Dinner Theatres. Strategically located in the heart of historic downtown Hot Springs and adjacent to the visitor center, it is within walking distance of all the major downtown hotels. The theatre features plays though out the year and often brings in Branson music acts between performances. A 5 Star experience venue for a great night of entertainment and dining pleasure. Who has been on our stage? Governor Mike Huckabee, Tony Orlando, Yakov Smirnoff, Linda Davis, Lang Scott, Bill Whyte, Tommie Smothers, Jerry Van Dyke, The Browns, George Dyer, Tony Witt, Sonny Burgess and the Pacers, Todd Oliver and Irving the dog,The Plattersand many more.

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"Murder at the Howard Johnstons"

Excellent fast paced comedy with fantastic actors. Kept you laughing for a couple of hours Highly recommend.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Plano, Texas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the theatrer to Elvis impersonator Tony Roi. had a nice dinner but the show was soooo bad we left after about 30 minutes. This is the worst show I have ever paid for... THIS A PERFECT WAY TO DESTROY A BUSINESS!!

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stacey c, Manager at The Five Star Dinner Theatre, responded to this review

Surprised you withstood 30 min, totally agree. Call me at the Theatre. More 

Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent fast paced comedy with fantastic actors. Kept you laughing for a couple of hours Highly recommend.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was good and the selection was also good, but there was a larger walk-in crowd than expected and they ran low/out of food so I couldn't try some of the things I would have liked. The cheesecake was good and my hubby's carrot cake was excellent. The service was amazing. I had no idea what "Murder at Howard... More 

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Grapevine, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a Weekend Getaway we went to The Five Star Dinner Theatre and what FUN it was!! When you hear the word buffet you don't always think of good food but the food here was terrific with a nice variety and very plentiful. The wait staff was awesome and very accommodating!! The show was super cute and extremely enjoyable!!... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been to the Five Star Theatre several times and have never been disappointed. The food and entertainment is always great. This is a fantastic place to take your family and you never have to worry about the show being inappropriate .

Thank cindywinston1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here on our date night and watched "Murder at the Howard Johnsons." It was a great show! The actors were funny and improvised to make the show even funnier. They offer dinner before the show but we have not tried that yet. We have been several times and have not been disappointed yet! We call... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the Five Star Theatre because Tom Wilkins and his friendly and competent staff produce a wide variety of shows; tribute bands, singers, impersonators including the Beatles, Patsy Cline, Elvis, Mark Twain and others like Christmas parties, election parties... The recent recognition party for those who contributed greatly to Garland County during last year was well done. The excellent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definate place to go for a great time.a great place for food, family shows, christmas shows, holiday shows, you name it they are all awesome.

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Fort Wayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Features a large buffet with multiple meats and sides, liquor is available. Meal is now cooked on premises. Also comes with a choice of deserts. Great entertainment a fun night out in downtown Hot Springs AR.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Waitstaff was great. Show was great. Food was good. Should have someone seating folks. Our seat was taken and disorganized. Had a name placard but rude people removed it. Guess Arkansas isn't as friendly as we thought.

Thank Linda H

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