Strand Theater

355 Main Street,
Buffalo, NY 14203

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TivFan
TivFan on February 6, 2013 at 6:26 am

I have a postcard of Main Street showing the block from Eagle Street (the Iriquois Hotel) to North Division (Bijou Dream). This is the photo/card I mentioned in my Jan. 31 message. The building in the middle of the block, has a sign that is only partially seen. The sign (one word on each upper floor facade) reads: “DEN” and “ACE”. Probably the Golden Palace nickelodeon. The building has a very distict look, having a peaked top. It almost looks like a tower, and is not a very wide building. There is a panoramic view of this portion of Main Street, taken from the D.S. Morgan building, on the Heritage Press site. The Bijou Dream is shown, but the signs or name are not visible on the Golden Palace/Strand building.

TivFan
TivFan on January 31, 2013 at 10:10 am

In researching the Bijou Dream, I noticed in a photo that a building nearby (probably the Strand) had a sign on the facade that read something like “Palace” but it was not clear to me that this was a theater. It was either a photograph or a postcard shot, and the facade of this building was in the distance but between the Iriquois Hotel and the Bijou Dream. The Bijou was at the corner of Main and North Division. I’m not clear on the address. There is a postcard showing the Strand, the building that replaced the Bijou, and the Palace Theatre (on the next block). This can be seen at: wnyheritagepress.org by clicking “Iriquois Hotel” on the list. Scrolling down, you can see this card along with other photos of the Iriquois.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

Information about the Strand Theatre in Ranjit Sandhu’s list of works by Leon H. Lempert & Son says that this house was designed by Lempert, Jr.; that it opened on January 22, 1913; that its auditorium was new construction but its lobby was in the structure formerly occupied by a nickelodeon called the Golden Palace; and that the auditorium was demolished in 1923 and the lobby structure in 1956.

arushi
arushi on July 20, 2011 at 10:39 am

I am Doing a research on movie theaters, please tell me about the facilities that were available in the Mark strand theater

Buffalo International Film Festival
Buffalo International Film Festival on July 3, 2011 at 11:33 pm

It’s Mitchel Mark (only one “l”).