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Good day ! My name is Aaron Daniels and I live in Northern Virginia. My grandfather was Joseph Lee. He owned the Strand in Berwick for a number of years. He also owned the drive-in located between Berwick and Bloomsberg, the theater on Bloomsberg itself and at least one additional theater in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. I believe he owned the Strand between approximately 1965 and 1971 when he became ill (he passed away in the summer of 1972). I also believe he “lost” the theater when 1.) he couldn’t get the first run movies from the distributors and 2.) he overextended himself financially with the big renovation hilighted in the box office article referenced above. His family ran theaters in Cinncinatti since the earliest days of film. I would love to know more about this or any other theater my grandfather was associated with, especially pictures.