Strand Theatre

14 Coryell Street,
Lambertville, NJ 08530-1701

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Strand Theatre

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This theatre is listed in the 1941 Film Daily Yearbook and is still listed in the 1951 edition. It currently houses Finkle & Son hardware store, who’s main store is directly across the street.

That business began in 1920 but it is not known when they annexed the theatre building.

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teecee
teecee on September 26, 2005 at 5:31 am

Here is the homepage for the hardware store, which mentions the Strand building:
http://www.finkles.com/fr_index.html

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 3:38 am

Listed in the 1944 FDY. Listed as a Brandt Theater in the 1961 FDY.
Both listings under LambertSville.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on July 19, 2006 at 12:18 pm

I was here last week and it’s located right off the D and R canal trail. On the right is Finkles and across the street is the Strand. Nowhere does it say Finkles uses it. There are no Finkles cars parked there, rather regular cars. The town is an 18th century town so the theater (no fly space) looks and fits in the town with its block design and white color. Strand Theatre is on the top center. There is no marquee or elaborate front doors, rather a white building with 2 single doors, one on either end. Maybe they use it for storage? They have a performing arts center at the other end of town for performances, but Lambertville is such a cool town, they could really use a theater. Across the river in New Hope, they have Bucks County Playhouse, but no real theater either. Both towns flourish with the arts and could use another venue, IMHO.

Hyford
Hyford on February 5, 2008 at 12:24 pm

I know for a fact that Finkles does use it for storage. I often patronize the store and a salesman takes me across the street to The Strand many times for my items. The theatre had been gutted by fire and Finkles purchased it for a much needed warehouse. The theatre specialized in foreign films and it was a perfect venue for the area.
Yes, the area could use a movie house of this kind.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 11, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Here is an item in the Bucks County Courier Times, dated 4/3/69:

The New Strand Theater in Lambertville, N.J. has resurrected itself in a drive-in. The theater, demolished by a fire on March 26, will re-open on Saturday with the same program scheduled for that day. The theater will be using the Ringoes Drive-In theater in Ringoes, N.J. The drive-in has been leased to the theater for the entire summer during which movies originally planned will be shown.

Being shown on Saturday will be “A Thousand Clowns”, with Jason Robards, William Daniels and Barbara Harris and “Murder Czech Style”, a new Czechoslovakian comedy directed by Jiri Weiss. Both will run for four days. On Wednesday, the New Strand will resume its regular schedule with “Hiroshima, Mon Amour” and “To Die in Madrid.”

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