Strand Theater

232-236 West Main Street,
Van Wert, OH 45891

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 16, 2014 at 4:42 am

Address was 232-236 W Main St.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

The Strand Theatre was in operation under that name by 1920. these comments on a Van Wert Forum web page indicate that the Strand was an old theater once called the Auditorium, a photo of which can be seen on this page at Silent Era. The Auditorium is listed in the 1908 Cahn guide as a ground floor theater of 1000 seats. It was called the Auditorium Opera House on a photo postcard reproduced on page 81 of Van Wert County, by Cheryl Bauer. A 1902 list of theaters in Ohio had only a 500-seat, second-floor theater listed for Van Wert, so the Auditorium was built between 1902 and 1908.