Strand Theatre

116 W. Main Street,
Fairfield, IL 62837

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This theater was located on Main Street at First Street in Fairfield. It opened in 1935. Any further information on the Strand Theatre would be appreciated.

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JRColvin
JRColvin on February 21, 2007 at 9:08 am

The Strand Theatre was a single-screen downtown cinema that operated without interruption until fire destroyed it in the late 1990s. My mom took me to see my first-ever movie there: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at a special Saturday daytime screening during the Easter season. I also saw my first R-rated movie there (The Blues Brothers). When I was a frequent patron in the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s, it ran one new movie every week on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday nights. Soda was served in small cups without ice, and one could order a “suicide” mixture of all the flavors combined into one.

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