Renovated Strand Theater in Tiptonville reopens
TIPTONVILLE, TN — First opened in 1915, the Strand Theater is reopening as a mixed use venue after a thorough renovation. Movies were shown there for many years and it later served as a Masonic hall.
Davis said the renovations wouldn’t have been possible without $80,000 worth of grants from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the now-disbanded Kiwanis Club as well as generous donations from local building supply companies.
Citizens also purchased plaques for each of the 259 seats in the theater. At $50 each, the plaque fund-raiser generated another $12,950 for the renovations.
Now, Main Street is selling spots on a wall plaque in the lobby for $25 a name.
An article with pictures is here in the Star Gazette.