Strand Theatre

140 Broad Street,
Kingsport, TN 37660

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1948 photo credit Thomas McNeer, Jr.

The Nu-Strand Theatre opened on April 1, 1925 with Ronald Colman in “A Thief in Paradise”. It was badly damaged by a fire in December 1945. It was rebuilt and reopened as the Strand Theatre in July 1947. operated by Martin Theatres. It closed in 1982. The current church moved in here in 1989.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

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ree_ree
ree_ree on August 26, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Praising God as this will be the new location for Lamplight theatre, Billy Wayne minastries.Gods work will continue at this location!

ree_ree
ree_ree on March 9, 2013 at 8:13 am

it is official New Home for Lamplighttheatre, Billy Wayne minastries. God Bless our new home!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 16, 2014 at 3:22 pm

The Nu-Strand Theatre of 1925 was designed by New York architect C. K. Howell, according to the March 29 issue of The Kingsport Times.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Ron, the first Strand is listed at Cinema Treasures under its later name, the Gem Theatre.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on September 24, 2015 at 6:59 pm

I moved the 1947/`48 photos to the Photos Section, from the below website. In case it goes down like the library site posted in 2010.

https://kingsportarchives.wordpress.com/page/28/

Chris1982
Chris1982 on September 26, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Current Photo added to photo page

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 27, 2015 at 10:04 am

Chris 1982 when I was there a few years back the were renovating the theater for live use. The marquee was back. Are you sure this is a new picture? It looked like that picture 5 years ago.

Granola
Granola on September 27, 2015 at 10:31 am

NOW THE LAMPLIGHT THEATRE

http://www.lamplighttheatre.com/

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