Strand Theatre

1800 Clinton Street,
Buffalo, NY 14206

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Strand Theatre

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The Clinton Theatre was opened prior to 1929. By 1929 it had been renamed Clinton-Strand Theatre.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 20, 2008 at 11:42 am

All I get is a map of the US.

Buffalo International Film Festival
Buffalo International Film Festival on October 20, 2008 at 11:47 am

Does anyone have information about the ORIGINAL Strand Theater on Main Street?

Years?

Address?

Thank you.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 20, 2008 at 11:53 am

That view is from behind the theater. If you follow the streets around to the front, you will see that is almost unrecognizable from Lost Memory’s photo of 3/9/08.

arl
arl on November 2, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Information on the original Strand Theater is under Mark Strand.

Buffalo International Film Festival
Buffalo International Film Festival on November 2, 2008 at 5:07 pm

Not knowing how to contact “arl” in a different way, we are unable to find a listing for The Mark Strand Theater in Buffalo. Would “arl” be kind enough to post the exact URL for this?

We’re thinking “arl” is referring to the Mark Strand in NYC, not the one in Buffalo.

arl
arl on November 12, 2008 at 3:10 pm

The Strand Theater on Main St was referred to as the Strand and Mark Strand, it was operated
by Mitchell and Moe Mark, who also ran the Mark Strand in New York City. Mitchell Mark died in
1918, and Moe ran the both theatres, and one in Rochester after that.

Buffalo International Film Festival
Buffalo International Film Festival on November 12, 2008 at 4:21 pm

The original post (abvoe) from Nov 2, 2008 at 4PM reads.

Information on the original Strand Theater is under Mark Strand.
posted by arl on Nov 2, 2008 at 4:00pm

We wondering exactly where this listing is…. We can’t find it.

Thank you.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on May 12, 2014 at 8:03 pm

In 1926 this theatre was called the Clinton and by 1929 it was listed as the Clinton-Strand.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm

This item from the November 25, 1922, issue of The American Contractor must be about the Strand Theatre:

“Theatre (M. P.), Store (2) & Offices: $80,000. 2 sty. 50x135. Clinton st., nr. Karkew [sic] st. Archt Lewis & Hill, 889 Main st. Owner Vassiliadis Bros., 254 Main st. Brk. & archt'l t. c. Drawing plans. Archt. will take bids on gen. contr. & sep. contrs. abt. Dec. 15.”
“Karkew” is an obvious typo for Krakow, the cross street near the theater. The Vassiliadis brothers were noted as owner-operators of the Clinton-Strand Theatre in the February 20, 1926, issue of Motion Picture News.

The architectural firm of Lewis & Hill designed several theaters in Buffalo and the surrounding region, but this is the only one I’ve yet been able to identify. Robert A. Hill was active as an architect at least as late as 1938. I haven’t been able to find Lewis’s first name.

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