Strand Theater

103 North Madison Street,
Kosciusko, MS 39090

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Strand Theater, Kosciusko, Mississippi

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The Strand Theater dates back to at least 1940. As far as I can tell, it is currently closed.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 29, 2008 at 1:27 pm

From the Biloxi Sun-Herald, 11/11/98:

TALK SHOW HOST WINFREY TO RETURN TO KOSCIUSKO

Popular television talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who has been helping to pick up the tab for Habitat for Humanity houses across the nation, will be in Kosciusko this week when a new home is dedicated. Winfrey, who spent her early years in this small central Mississippi community, will attend the Saturday afternoon dedication and answer questions of fans at the Attala County Coliseum. Her movie,“Beloved”, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theater.

marmac
marmac on February 19, 2012 at 9:07 am

I met the love of my life in front of the Strand Theater in Kosciusko, MS. We were together for 48 years! His name was J.C. Sonny McDonald. If you know that name, then you know my name! I was fortunate enough to have free passes every Saturday, and free popcorn! Sometimes I even got to sit in the projectionist room. That was after his boss left…

LomaUsher
LomaUsher on March 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm

My mother was born on a farm just south of Kosciusko down the Old Natchez Trace, and used to pop into (and out of) the Strand to see parts of the Westerns on Saturday afternoons when her folks went to town. She and her cousin Nina Sanders, or friend Elouise McClellan, would run in, stay for a few minutes, then run out and circle the square, get a side-by-side ice-cream at Morgan and Lindsey’s soda counter or Boyd’s Drug Store, then go back in and look at some more movies! She thinks that the ticket-taker knew they were so hyper that there was no need to sell them a ticket…they weren’t going to stay in long enough, anyway!

LomaUsher
LomaUsher on March 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Well, well, well. Just when you thought the final curtain had come down, here’s the latest on the first phase of the restoration of the Strand Theatre in Kosciusko Mississippi, a potential cinema gem for the central portion of the state.

http://www.newsms.fm/historic-theater-celebrates-restoration-milestone/

The first curtain since its closing has yet to be drawn back, but it’s a step in the right direction! Unexpectedly good news for the Strand!

LomaUsher
LomaUsher on March 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Here is a link to an architectural proposal, which shows the interior reconfigured for live music, dinner theater, or cinema.

http://belindastewartarchitects.com/culture/strand-theater/

Personally, I have no problem with this, as it will render the building fit for a variety of theatrical uses more appropriate to the foreseeable future. Who know…I might even be able to appear there one of these days!

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