Strand Theatre

12-14 N. Main Street,
Waynesville, NC 28786

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Strand & Park Theaters ... Waynesville North Carolina

The Strand Theatre opened in 1942 as a movie house seating 412. It remained in operation until the late-1970’s. In 1984 it got a facelift and became the home to the Haywood Arts Reperatory Theatre. It remained their home until 1993 when code violations forced them to vacate the rented facility.

The theatre was boarded up tight, but still stood awaiting its fate. The vertical which had been painted a light blue still says “Theatre” down each side and the marquee which had been painted a bright pink still says in broad letters “Strand” on each side.

It was renovated and reopened in 2013.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 18 comments)

Mikeoaklandpark on November 2, 2006 at 6:55 am

I went by the theater a few weeks ago and this is what is happening. They spent $100,000.00 renovating the front and the lobby. The box office is beautiful as is the whole front. The lobby is being used by the owners right now as a real estae office. The plans are to renovate the auditorium which was condemened in 1993 and open as a dinner theate within the next 1-2 years. I will try to take a photo when I return there next week.

Patsy on November 2, 2006 at 9:48 am

Mikeoaklandpark: I’ll be anxiously awaiting a photo(s). Thanks.

longislandmovies on May 22, 2007 at 4:00 pm


WHITEFIELD on June 1, 2007 at 5:48 pm

Here is a picture I took in 2005 of The Strand.
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WHITEFIELD on June 1, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Here is another picture of The Strand from different angle.
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kencmcintyre on November 29, 2007 at 8:23 pm

Here is a photo from the loopnet site:

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm

A close up view from 1986 of the Strand Theater sign in Waynesville.

clyles on December 11, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Does anyone know the current status of this theater? Is there an owner? I am interested… Drove by address -saw no marquis…surely it’s not gone? Please post if you know anything. looks like it was being renovated in 2007 according to previous posts.

The Strand @38Main
The Strand @38Main on February 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

The Strand is under going renovations now. You can keep up with the progress on Facebook –!/38main?sk=wall

The Strand @38Main
The Strand @38Main on September 19, 2013 at 11:12 am

The Strand is now open! Check out info and upcoming shows at

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