Strand Theatre

1017 Main Street,
Hartford, CT 06103

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The Strand Theatre was operating by 1914. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Contributed by Paul LeMay

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AlLarkin
AlLarkin on May 18, 2005 at 1:46 pm

I recall attending a movie here during the late 1950’s. Very impressed by how modern the decor was compared to other theaters in Hartford at that time.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 4, 2005 at 3:40 am

A Robert-Morton organ Size 3/15 was installed in the Strand Theater in 1927.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 14, 2006 at 5:29 am

Here is a Strand photo dated 1972.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 23, 2007 at 9:20 am

No less than four period photos of the Strand appear in the “Images of America” volume Hartford, Volume I, on pages 74 and 75. One shows the marquee listing Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), another has Air Force (1943), and the two others show Doctor Zhivago (1965). Perhaps I should scan and post them. From the looks of its position on the map, it seems that this theatre and the adjacent area might have been demolished for the construction of I-84. Am I correct?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 25, 2007 at 4:48 pm

An Austin theater organ opus 491 size 3/22 was installed in the Strand Theater in Hartford in 1914.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 4, 2008 at 9:06 am

The Strand Theater can be seen in this photo.

mackjay
mackjay on October 14, 2009 at 6:24 am

I saw BEN-HUR in this theater in 1959, will never forget it

Coate
Coate on October 14, 2009 at 6:53 pm

BEN-HUR opened its Hartford roadshow run in May 1960.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 6, 2012 at 8:16 am

Featured in this two-page trade ad for its world premiere engagement of WB’s “Colt .45” in 1950: boxoffice

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