Strand Theatre

27 Market Street,
Ipswich, MA 01938

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Pinskysh on August 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

Ron Salters, I realize your post above is several years old, but I would be TRULY grateful if you could assist me in finding the photo you referenced of the Strand Ipswich in Ipswich MA. I cannot find the MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form. I grew up in Ipswich (I also work in the movie business) and photos of the Strand are impossible to find. I has great meaning to me and to find this picture would be wonderful. Thank you!

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 10, 2010 at 11:59 am

The 1927 Film Daily Yearbook lists one movie venue for Ipswich, the Opera House, with 538 seats, open daily.

nkwoodward on December 12, 2007 at 12:09 pm

I saw many movies there in my childhood, but the only one I am certain I saw there was E.T. I can’t say when it was closed, but it was torn down and a bank is on that lot now.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 18, 2006 at 8:39 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Strand on Market St. in Ipswich has a facade photo taken in April 1941. The entrance was in the center of a 2-story business building. The attraction is Cary Grant in “Penny Serenade”. On the front of the marquee is the name “Strand” under which is “News & Short Subjects”. The Report states that the Strand has been a MGM customer for over 10 years; that it was “rebuilt in 1930”, that it’s in Good condition; and has 550 seats on the main floor and 145 in the balcony; total: 695 seats. Competing theatre is listed as the Ipswich Theatre. The 1940 population of Ipswich was 6,300.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on December 13, 2005 at 4:37 pm

When was it demolished? What is now located at this address?