Renovated Strand Theater in Tiptonville reopens

posted by CSWalczak on November 30, 2009 at 7:53 am

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.

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danpetitpas on December 1, 2009 at 8:06 am

The theater looks like a high school auditorium, complete with the hard, wood-backed chairs. Ugh!

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