Strand Theatre

112 E. Main Street,
Marshalltown, IA 50158

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The Strand opened in the early 20’s by A.H. Bank Theatres. Seating was listed at 542. During the early 40’s it was operated by Mort Singer Theatre Corp. During 1945 the Grand and the Capitol fell under the RKO banner until 1950. The Strand closed during the mid 50’s

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 12, 2013 at 7:58 am

I’ve found a reference to a Strand Theatre in Marshalltown being outfitted in 1915. Owners of the theater ordered 714 opera chairs from the Progressive Seating Company of Chicago on November 3, 1915. No address was given for the theater, so I don’t know if it was this same Strand or not.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 12, 2013 at 8:51 am

Here is a photo of Main Street in Marshalltown, probably from the late 1930s, with the Strand Theatre at left. The facade does look more like something from the 1910s than from the 1920s, so most likely this was the theater that was being outfitted in 1915. It probably opened late that year or in early 1916.

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