Strand Theatre

29 Brinkerhoff Street,
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

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Built in 1924 as the premier theatre of Plattsburgh, NY, the Strand lived up to its name. Silent movies were presented at 10 cents with the Strand orchestra providing accompaniment.

In recent years, however, the theatre deteriorated into running second-run and independent films, as well as rock concerts of local bands. The building was in deplorable condition, and the owners were in debt.

In 2004, the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts purchased the building, and is now beginning a $4-million fund raising effort to restore the theatre as a performing arts center, including the installation of a 1924 Wurlitzer organ.

Contributed by Jonathan Ortloff

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 18, 2005 at 12:53 pm

Article and small photo of the Strand Theater in Plattsburgh can be seen here.

CraigHogstrom on June 17, 2007 at 9:05 am

The legendary theatre organist Billy Nalle recorded several songs on the Strand’s Wuritzer for the Reader’s Digest set, “The Might Pipe Organ Plays Golden Favorites” which was released in 1979. His version of the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers on disc 2 showcased the many percussion capabilities of this instrument.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 22, 2007 at 3:11 pm

Here is a website with additional information about the Strand Theater.

nritota on December 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm

Cinema Centers ran this theatre in the 70’s to early 80’s until they opened the new theatre in the mall. They also ran the theatre near the air force base and the old mall theatre.

jflundy on March 21, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Here is a link to a PDF with an article on the history of the Strand and other North Country theaters from September 1990 back to the early days:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 15, 2009 at 10:24 pm

The year given for this photo is 1983.

spectrum on December 6, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Their new website is at

It has a good photo gallery – and looks like theylve began major renovations and are closed during this.

gd14lawn on December 31, 2010 at 8:11 pm

A postcard with the Strand Theatre is here:

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rivest266 on September 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Grand opening ad from

Tinseltoes on October 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm

“Rivest266,” instead of “correcting” and “improving” the posted images of others, you should take some time to learn how to activate links. It’s quite easy!

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