Strand Theater

62 St. Paul Street,
Rochester, NY 14604

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Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle 1914

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Opened around 1907 as the Happy Hour Theater. The Happy Hour was remodeled in 1913 and renamed the Strand Theater. The Strand Theater was demolished in 1953.

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mikeplugh
mikeplugh on December 28, 2007 at 3:54 am

Several excellent photos of this theater are available here:

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The owner of the theater, George D. Curtis, is a relative. If anyone has information about the theater, beyond what is listed here, please contact me.

mikeplugh
mikeplugh on December 28, 2007 at 4:23 am

If you are unable to access the photos at the above link, click “New Search” and enter “Strand.” You will find 2 photos. A further search of St. Paul Street may turn up several more photos of the theater in the background, including one as “The Happy Hour.”

JeffBertsch
JeffBertsch on June 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Jeff Bertsch I am very pleased that there is still knowledge of the Strand Theater.My greatgrandfather,George Curtis,opened the Strand. My grandmother(Jenny[Curtis]Bertsch) owned the Strand with her two sisters until it was sold in the 1950’s and lamentably became a parking lot. I note that mike plugh above is also a relative of George Curtis.I would like to communicate with him (Jeff )

dplugh
dplugh on February 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm

George Curtis and his wife, Kate, are my maternal great grandparents. I have more information on “The Happy Hour” and George and Kate’s longtime businesses in the entertainment industry.

dplugh
dplugh on August 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm

For more information on the Happy Hour and the Strand, you may go to my blog. http://notablecharacters.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/george-downing-curtis-sporting-and-theatrical-man-of-ithaca/

lorijo
lorijo on December 4, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I have recently learned my late grandfather was part owner of this theatre until it was demolished.

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