Strand Theatre

23 Nelson Avenue,
Great Kills, NY 10308

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Theater Ad from 1938

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Located in the Great Kills district of Staten Island. “My mother and I would go on Monday nights (circa-1933) because that is the night they gave away free dishes. On weekends, admission was 10 cents for kids. They showed Western serials, comics – we’d be there for hours.”

The theater has been expanded and converted into a restaurant.

Contributed by Liv Ingrid Kristoffersen Macken

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 15, 2005 at 2:01 pm

A vintage photo of the Strand Theater can be seen here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 4:57 pm

The Arirang Restaurant is currently located at 23 Nelson. 15 Nelson is a post office, so something is amiss. Perhaps someone local has more information on this.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 5, 2007 at 5:10 pm

Your right, 15 Nelson is a post office and has been for many years.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 5:11 pm

Maybe the theater address is 23 Nelson. I don’t know.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 5, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Click on the link that I posted on Oct 15, 2005. There is a photo of the Strand Theater. On the left side of the photo is an address. I’m not sure if it reads 23 or 25.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 5:18 pm

I can’t tell either.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 5:19 pm

There are addresses on buildings on both sides, though. The house on the right looks like 25.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm

Okay, I think the one on the right is 25 which should make the Strand 23.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 5, 2007 at 6:25 pm

Actually, the Arirang Hibachi Restaurant gives an address of 23a Nelson Ave. That should make the original theater building address 23 Nelson Ave.

elsquared
elsquared on June 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I can’t post the photos I took today, but I’ll try to describe what the area looks like. The given address of 15 Nelson Avenue is basically a driveway and an empty lot. On one side is a Subway sandwich shop (address 5 Nelson Ave.), on the other is a tax preparation business (address 17 Nelson Ave.) The location in the photo shown here has been closed up, but would be number 23. However, the building next door seems to show a number 23, which could explain the number 23A for the restaurant. The actual entrance to the restaurant is around the corner on Locust Place. From here, you get a decent view of the entire theatre building, which is taller than anything on the block.

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