Strand Theater

S. 18th Street and Farnam Street,
Omaha, NE 68183

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DavidShedlock
DavidShedlock on June 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

According to Wikipedia’s site on Theatres of Omaha, The Strand showed the first color movie in an Omaha Theatre: The Black Pirate starring Douglas Fairbanks. That would have been in the 1950s, but the theatre burnt down in the 1920s. What gives?

rivest266
rivest266 on December 4, 2011 at 5:51 am

This opened as American on January 1st, 1911 and reopened as the Strand on September 14th, 1915 Grand opening ads for both has been posted here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 3, 2011 at 12:12 am

The Strand Theatre that got the Hillgreen-Lane organ in 1916 was a different house, located on Douglas Street. It was demolished in 1917 or 1918 to make way for the Omaha Athletic Club. The name Strand was probably moved to this house at that time. I don’t know what became of the organ.

cmartens54
cmartens54 on April 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

It was also named the New Morris Theatre at one time after the American Music Hall.