Strand Theatre

27 Chenango Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901

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Strand Theatre

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The Strand Theatre opened in March 1920. It is featured in the special features section of the DVD of “Deep Throat”, where that feature movie debuted. The sign on the facade in the movie said Strand Riviera but the Riviera Theatre is a separate theatre next door.

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generalenigma on August 1, 2010 at 5:09 am

In Binghamton’s Mon 7/26 morning Press & Sun-Bulletin, there is a front page article with photo announcing that Matt Thorn & Anna Kovach of the Art Mission Theatre are working on plans & applying for grants to save this wonderful old movie theatre. They are planning on subdividing it into 3 theatre auditoriums on the first floor with the upstairs balcony converted into 2 smaller 75 seat theatres plus additional space to be converted into art galleries & space for local theatre groups. An ambitious plan to be sure but there seems to be a glimmer of hope that this building will be saved. Like the Riviera Theatre (Old Stone Opera House) next door, it saddens me some that there is absolutely no possible way to restore those 2 theatres to the glorious auditoriums they used to be from the utter desolation that has befallen them in the past 40 years … plus the filling of large auditoriums as they used to be is a modern implausability … but the buildings may be saved nonetheless. Good news !!!! Jim Macumber

BILLYBOYOK on August 17, 2010 at 10:55 am

Jim, that sure is great news!

See my post on the Riviera/Stone Opera House. The photo of the inside is incredible. It’s from the book I mentioned.

rluther on November 9, 2010 at 5:08 am

The Strand will go up for public auction November 23, 2010. Here’s a link to some interior photos I took Nov 6: .


CSWalczak on November 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

The winning bid for the theater was $22,000 by a real estate firm. There is no indication of what the new owner intends: View link

lalainthelibrary on April 14, 2014 at 4:20 am

Here is a link to a Binghamton landmark page with information and photos.

lalainthelibrary on April 14, 2014 at 4:27 am

More information and photos at this link.

lalainthelibrary on April 14, 2014 at 4:32 am

Neither theater is being renovated at this time, nor does there seem to be any current intentions.

rivest266 on February 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section. This theatre was featured in the “Inside Deep Throat” DVD. Police raided this theatre.

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