Strand Theater

302 S. Catalina Avenue,
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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jmarellano on December 14, 2004 at 6:22 pm

I actually worked with Randy Ruddy a few times. He was last working for AMC a few years back at their (now closed) Puente Mall 6. This had to be in 1997.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 14, 2004 at 7:06 am

The seating capaity of the Strand Theatre was given as 844 in the Film Daily Yearbook, 1952. The theatre opened about 1940.

MagicLantern on October 3, 2004 at 10:55 pm

This theatre was located at 302 South Catalina Avenue.

HarryLime on October 23, 2003 at 2:28 pm

Old board said:
“lopresti > Jul 24, 2003 12:01 AM EDT
In 1945 and to late 1945, I worked as assistant manager at the Fox Redondo theatre. Dudley A. Winscott was the manager. I worked as assistant manager / acting manager at the Strand Redondo late 1945 to early 1946.”

Donald John Long
Donald John Long on November 21, 2002 at 9:44 pm

I’ll never forget the time my parents took me to the Strand Theater in Redondo Beach to see the re-release of MGM’s “Wizard of Oz” in 1955. It was the first time I had ever seen it, and at age 8, I laughed and cried along with Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, and giggled at the Scarecrow. It was wonderful.

I never forgot the style and shape of the theater marquee and the text style of the neon letters, which stuck in my mind for years afterward. I recall there was a record company in the 1950s and 1960s, “Strand Records” which used this exact same graphic style in its logo. They must have seen the Wizard with me at the Strand, and wanted to memorialize it somehow!