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Not the same structure, as the standing 3210 was built in 1920.
I have some exterior shots (also of the mall) I took of the theater back in 2004 before it was demolished. Last year, my husband and I revisited the site and walked around. You’ll never believe what I found—a lonely little mosaic bathroom tile from the theater!
The place was mostly gutted, and now sits abandoned. I took some exterior shots yesterday. If my link doesn’t work, let me know, and I’ll upload them to my website.
I just drove past the Lamp on 4/14, and not a single renovation is in sight. :( I wonder what happened with that?
Here is the cinema as of 3/12/09. We were going to go around the building for more photos, but all access roads were blocked. These two were taken from the car with my Blackberry.
I know some info on this building. Who knows when it was changed, but the building’s address is now 3609 Forbes. As far back as I know from the 80’s and 90’s..the Strand Theater became a hub for bars. It house the legendary Upstage…The Attic…and Club Laga. Club Laga closed years back to make ‘upscale loft’ apartments. Then the Attic closed, and The Upstage held on until December of 2006, and is now a grocery store! When Upstage closed and was being gutted, they found TONS of buried old movie memorabilia and theater remnants under the floors and in the walls!
I am still in love with this theater! It has never changed a bit since it opened…and I’m a big nostalgia addict! I took my kid’s there at Christmas time, and the place was decorated beautifully! Definitely something you will NEVER see at one of the big box multi-plexes! I was wondering though, does anyone have photos or information of the bowling alley that was there prior? I do not remember it, at all!
The last film I saw here was “Pretty in Pink” in 1986! But for some reason, all I can remember is the outside of the building. I cannot remember ANY of the inside. I would love to see photos!
Many, many memories of this theater! My gram used to take me here all of the time when I was little in the 70’s. Then as a teen in the 80’s, the mini golf course and a movie was a fab way to spend a summer Friday night.
It is indeed a Dollar Store now, and I always wonder if there is still any actual remnants of the theater left inside, somewhere.
A National City is still operating at the site.