Strand Theatre

325 Granby Street,
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Strand Theatre

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I think the Victoria Theatre, built as a vaudeville house, opened about 1920. It later became a movie theatre and was renamed the Strand Theatre. I think that sometime in the 1930’s or early 1940’s it was gutted and converted to the downtown Hofheimer’s shoe store.

As of 1995 it was empty. It might not look much like a theatre from Granby Street, but it’s unmistakable from the rear.

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Contributed by Bob Jensen

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 13, 2006 at 4:22 pm

To get a good view from the air, click on MAP, then click on SATELLITE or HYBRID and enlarge as large as possible. It looks just like an old fashioned theatre!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 14, 2006 at 6:11 am

The function should be changed to “gym”.

ghamilton
ghamilton on September 15, 2006 at 5:49 am

Hey Chief,try to get inside and recon for any interior features.

mikemorano
mikemorano on September 15, 2006 at 6:31 am

Yes you could enroll in a Pilates course and take photos of the interior.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 26, 2006 at 6:13 am

KEN MC, I think Pilates Center rents space from TRDance Center (Todd Rosenlieb Dance Center) so the function should be changed to “Dance Studio”

GHAMILTON, not a bad idea, but I live in the Chicago area.

MIKEMOVIES, very funny, even if I did live in Norfolk, that Pilates stuff looks a lot like Yoga. A long time ago I had a girlfriend who took me to her Yoga class, I was so bored I couldn’t wait for it to be over and I never went back and I got rid of the girlfriend! As far as going to the dance studio, I feel about that like I do Yoga. HA HA!

Chief Jensen

mikemorano
mikemorano on September 26, 2006 at 6:35 am

haha I am not interested in pilates or yoga myself. Lifting a can of beer gives a great workout. No need to spend additional money on classes.

spectrum
spectrum on October 18, 2007 at 9:15 pm

According to the 1936 AFY Yearbook, the Strand at that time seated 1,000.

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