Strand Theater

201 South Main Street,
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

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The Gem Theater was opened in February of 1914 by O.C. Hauber. Around 1917 the Gem became the Miller Theater. The name was later changed to the Strand Theater.

The Strand Theater is still listed in 1955.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm

This is a circa 1915 photo of the Gem Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

It’s possible that the address is off by a few numbers. A drugstore is currently located at 201 South Main Street and a drugstore has been there for decades. The theater should be the building on the other corner. This is an undated photo that shows the building where the theater was located on the left and a drugstore on the right.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm

LM’s first post link doesn’t work for me. The only difference I see is they took a dash out of their pbjclibrary website name.


Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on August 11, 2009 at 1:05 pm

The pictures says the Gem / Miller / Strand was at E. 2nd and State St. Nothing is there at that corner any longer except some empty lots or new construction.

The drugstore mentioned above is at 2nd St and Main. The picture linked above on 2/12/09 shows a building with vastly different windows up top.

Just down the street across from the Community Theater (207 W. 2nd) would have been the AMUSE-U Theater (208 W. 2nd St.)

A busy couple of blocks for theater back then.

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