Strand Theater

220 Ouachita Avenue,
Hot Springs, AR 71901

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Previous Names: Best Theater, New Strand Theater

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Strand Theater - Hot Springs

The Best Theater was gutted by fire in March 1934. After extensive renovation, the theater was re-opened as the New Strand.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 21, 2007 at 3:35 am

Listed as the Strand Theatre in 1941 & 1943 editions of Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capacity given as 556. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y. the Strand Theatre, 220 Ouachita Avenue, Hot Springs AR has a seating capacity given as 1,170.

NancyInNorfolk on April 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

The Strand was owned by Jessie Howe, a savvy business woman and wonderful lady. She also owned the Sunset Drive-In Movies, which was managed by Tucker and Irene Bowen (Howe’s niece). Tucker and Irene both worked at the Strand as well.

JohnMessick on April 16, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Great looking marquee.

DavidZornig on June 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm

A new facade and marquee was added between 1948 and 1950. Multiple images added.

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