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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JBon
JBon on July 27, 2005 at 3:51 pm

But the Shore 4 also!

teecee
teecee on August 7, 2005 at 10:20 am

When this theatre was rebuilt in 1947, it was the largest theatre constructed in the US since World War II began.

In 1952, 20th Century Fox selected the Strand for the world premiere of “What Price Glory” starring James Cagney. In 1958, the Mickey Mouse Club visited the theatre.

In 1953, Hunt spent $25000 to purchase the first stereophonic sound system in NJ and the first RCA Synchro Panoramic screen in the world for the Strand.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 1:30 am

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 31, 2009 at 11:57 pm

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
Mikeoaklandpark on July 19, 2012 at 11:39 am

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 7:19 pm

Yes, it is closed. See the mentions here:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g46931-d1885419-Reviews-The_Strand_Movie_Theater-Wildwood_New_Jersey.html

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