Strand Theatre

165 Main Street,
Seymour, CT 06483

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The Strand Theatre has been operating since at least 1941, when it was listed with 698 seats.

It underwent renovation in 1991.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on November 5, 2007 at 2:02 pm

I was in Seymour but when I called on Saturday to see if she could let me in to check the place out, the only time she gave me was 4:30pm, when she gets there. I was biking to New Haven from Southbury and couldn’t make it. Anyway, the interior lobby/hallway chandeliers are quite interesting. They look like 70s circular bathroom lights that you would put on the ceiling but they made them slightly ornate with faux gold chains to hang them from the ceiling. There’s some art deco glass squares on the outside of the theater. The building is quite long like a box, with no apparent stagehouse, even though it’s from 1921. Standing at the rear, there’s a small old school diner to the right and a big billboard directly in front of the rear. There’s a metal staircase going up under the billboard and then a platform and stairs going to the right and left to stagedoors.

The area it’s in is so interesting. The population is now 17,000 and when it was a booming factory town, it was still small. The Main Street is the smallest I’ve ever seen. Very quaint and spooky.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 14, 2008 at 10:03 am

Here is a photo of the Strand Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 20, 2009 at 9:56 am

Here is an October 12, 2009 article about the Strand needing a little fixing up.

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on November 28, 2009 at 3:54 pm

Good to see that it is still open,if only on the weekends, hope they can just repair the marquee instead of putting up those cheap looking replacements like most old theatres do.

Dramatrauma
Dramatrauma on April 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

The listed website doesnt seem to have info about the Strand. Does anyone know of a link where folks can donate towards the theater?

Godard
Godard on August 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm

To donate, please send checks to:

Town of Seymour Culture and Arts Commission
1 First Street
Seymour, CT 06483

Make checks payable to: Town of Seymour Culture and Arts Commission
Please write in the space provided on your check: Strand Theatre Donation

If you want to call them, use their phone number posted on their website.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm

The operators of the Strand are considering auctioning off a collection of movie posters currently stored in the theater’s basement: View link

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on December 23, 2013 at 5:34 am

The Strand has closed as the town has pulled out as the operator. The final movie was “It’s A Wonderful Life” on December 15, 2013. The theatre hosted live community show on December 21, 2013 and is now dark as the Knight of Columbus who own the building ponder its future.

strandtheater
strandtheater on March 26, 2014 at 12:10 pm

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Strand-Theater/609587672459199?ref=hl

The Strand Theater is not closed. One lease has ended but operations continue.

The Strand is owned and operated by the Knights of Columbus, Aurora Council 53, for over 50 years.

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