Strand Theater

77 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT 06702

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Strand Theatre exterior

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The Strand Theater opened in 1913. It was soon known as Fox’s Theater, but just for one year. Became the Strand Theater again in 1915. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. Demolished in 1951 for the F.W. Woolworth and W.T. Grant stores.

Justine Johnston, who went on to fame on Broadway with the Ziegfeld Follies, performed at the Strand Theater. The theater was located on what is now the site of the new UConn-Waterbury Campus courtyard.

Contributed by An Ex Waterburian

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KenRoe on August 15, 2005 at 11:32 am

Listed in the Film Daily Yearbook; 1950 edition as having a seating capacity of 1,409.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 15, 2005 at 2:45 pm


“Owner: John J. O'Neill, later leased by William Fox, prominently linked to the theatrical world and eager to challenge the Poli empire in New England.

Use: Vaudeville, summer stock and popular second-run movies and re-releases".

anexwaterburian on August 20, 2005 at 4:47 pm

The Waterbury Connecticut Theaters History site that lostmemory is referring to is at It’s one page of a site that gives an online tour of Waterbury in vintage images from the late 1800s to the 1950s. The tour starts on the home page at

shoeshoe14 on September 26, 2007 at 8:36 am

A picture of this theater is in Images of America: Waterbury on page 51.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 26, 2007 at 3:31 pm

A Hall theater organ was installed in the Strand Theater in 1925.

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