Strand Theater

3100 Boardwalk,
Wildwood, NJ 08260

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Strand theater, Wildwood, NJ

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The Strand Theater opened in May of 1947 and was built for Hunt’s Theatres Inc. All seating was on a single floor. The projection booth was located over the rear seating area.

In the 1980’s the Strand Theater became a four screen multiplex theater and finally had five screens. Its lobby and Boardwalk entrance were turned into an arcade. The new main entrance is now located on Maple Avenue which was previously used as an exit. The Strand Theater was closed in 2012.

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teecee on March 2, 2006 at 4:30 am

Listed as part of Hunt’s Theatres, Inc. in the 1970 FDY & 1976 International Motion Picture Almanac.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 1, 2009 at 2:57 am

Hunt Theatre Enterprises intended to build their new Strand Theatre on the same site as their previous Strand, according to an item in Boxoffice Magazine of October 13, 1945. The architect’s rendering of the facade of the proposed house published in the magazine matches the photos linked above quite closely. The architect of the new Strand was William H. Lee, of Philadelphia.

Mikeoaklandpark on July 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Has this theater closed also? The posting on the Sea Theater which is now closed said it was the last operating theater in Wildwood.Wildwood had great theaters when I was growing up. UGH If so update status to closed.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 19, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Yes, it is closed. See the mentions here:

stacygreenspan on January 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm

Sorry, but I remember meeting the Mickey Mouse Club members the day they came to town to promote a movie and it was the Shore theater, not the strand, unless they went there too, but I doubt it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm

staceygreenspan’s memory is confirmed by another CT member. Thehillsarealive’s comment on the Ocean Theatre page recalls the MMC cast members appearing at a Wildwood theater one fall day, and also says that the Hunt circuit always closed all the theaters in Wildwood except those on Atlantic Avenue after the tourist season ended. As the Strand was on Boardwalk and the Shore on Atlantic Avenue, it must have been the Shore where the cast appeared.

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