Strand Theater

123 Washington Avenue,
Endicott, NY 13760

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I found the Strand Theater that was located in Endicott, NY on a library website along with a 1915 photo of Washington Avenue showing the Strand Theater on the right side of the photo. Any further info on the Strand Theater would be appreciated.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 19, 2005 at 7:39 pm

Listed as open in the Film Daily Yearbooks 1941 through 1950 editions that I have. A seating capacity of 800 is given in the 1940’s.

joemasher
joemasher on May 21, 2005 at 8:00 am

The Endicott Strand was demolished by the 1960’s, and remains a parking lot to this day. Endicott had 5 theatres at one time – the Elvin (demolished-parking lot), the State/Cinema Endicott (closed by Loews in 1993 and demolished for an Eckerd Drug), the Lyric/Towne (now Endicott Performing Arts Center), the Royal (small early nickelodeon style, became a music store, now for rent as retail space), and the Strand.

jskellam
jskellam on July 28, 2005 at 9:14 am

Endicott also had a drive-in: The Tri-Cities Drive In was operated by the Deitrich family that also ran the old Lyric and State Theaters. When the Tri-Cities Drive In was converted for CinemaScope, the screen was a 100 foot, curved screen slightly tilted down for good projection.

adamghost
adamghost on April 12, 2009 at 12:13 am

I believe a little bit of the facade of this theatre is still left, clinging to the wall of the Music Workshop.

BILLYBOYOK
BILLYBOYOK on April 11, 2010 at 10:03 pm

I went there as a little boy, when I lived in Endicott.
It was not a big movie palace, but it was still nice.
We usually went up the street to the Lyric, which is now the Endicott Performing Arts Center.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 18, 2014 at 1:43 am

Michael J. DeAngelis planned a complete remodeling of the Strand Theatre in Endicott in 1945. In the absence of any photos of the theater I can’t say the project was carried out as planned, but there is a drawing at lower left on this page of Boxoffice, December 8, 1945. Maybe somebody who saw the theater will recognize it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 25, 2014 at 1:06 am

The March 17, 1923, issue of Exhibitors Trade Review had this item about the Strand Theatre:

“BNDICOTT, N. Y The new Strand Theatre has been opened in Endicott, N. Y. The Strand is a 1000 seat house, designed and erected by A. E. Badgley of Binghamton. A Link orchestral organ has been installed. The interior decorations were done by Continental studios of Chicago.”

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