Strand Theatre

700 S. Wabash Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60605

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rivest266 on November 13, 2016 at 11:07 am

October 15th, 1915 grand opening ad in the photo section.

soxgob on September 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Author’s description of 1915 tenants is wholly inaccurate. 1. Russell wasn’t part of a “cult” 2. He didn’t become rich nationwide, he gave away his money that he had made in a previous business. 3. He didn’t preach doomsday in the “filmed sermon”, he preached hope for the future and good news. He also didn’t charge for the “filmed sermons”. It was completely free to the public. Nice research job, though!

dallasmovietheaters on January 23, 2016 at 5:52 am

May 1, 1915 was the start of the Strand Theatre operation. Ad posted in photos along with new look stage.

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Gene Meier on April 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm

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