Strand Theatre

1132 Fulton Street,
Fresno, CA 93721

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2011 at 2:40 am

OldJody: You were seeing Warnor’s Theatre in the Street View photo because the 1100 block of Fulton Street is a pedestrian mall and not accessible to Google’s camera truck. The Strand was an entirely different house on Fulton Street south of Fresno Street.

Google would have done better to show the view at the corner of Fulton Mall and Fresno Street. I’ve adjusted Street View to that location and updated it, to prevent further confusion. The Strand would have been on the left side of the mall as you look south from Fresno Street. The pin icon on the Google map is still in the wrong location, at Tuolumne Street.

I’m not sure how long ago the Strand was closed. The only photo I can find showing a Strand Theatre in Fresno is this one, taken way back when Fulton Street was still called J Street. I’m not even sure it’s the same Strand Theatre, as everything on Fulton Street has changed since then.

OldJody
OldJody on September 1, 2011 at 10:57 am

Well, I’m 80 years old and lived in Fresno for many years. It was the Warnor’s as far back as I can remember and we moved to Fresno when I was fourteen. I worked there as an usherette when I was about 16 or 17. It was very beautiful inside…lots of plush red carpeting. The Loge seating was very soft and comfortable.

bjclux
bjclux on May 26, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Here are a few 2011 photos of what I’m sure used to be the Strand – based on the interior (drop ceiling which is probably hiding the original ceiling) the marquee and other exterior characteristics. This setup reminds me of something I saw in Downtown LA.

The Doors are labeled 1132 and 1136.

Here’s a recent photo…
And another…