Strand Theatre

12 N. 8th Street,
Allentown, PA 18101

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on October 19, 2017 at 3:33 pm

The auditorium is demolished but the lobby building still stands.

rivest266 on April 23, 2017 at 4:23 pm

This reopened as Cinema on April 12th, 1941. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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rivest266 on April 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm

October 6th, 1917 grand opening ad in the photo section. Opened on the 8th.

bwmoll3 on August 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm,Pennsylvania%29

bwmoll3 on August 7, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Torn down in June 1987 along with a pizza place next door. Also the Earl Theater was next to the pizza shop which was torn down in 1961.

The area now is a large asphalt parking lot

bwmoll3 on July 30, 2013 at 4:12 pm

The theater had closed in the 1950s I believe, as by the early 1960s, the marquee was there and it was a large card shop that was in the lobby.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm

The December 1, 1917, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Strand Theatre in Allentown had opened on October 8th. The Strand was designed by local architects Ruhe & Lange.

Wallace E. Ruhe was the lead architect of this firm, and Robert Lange apparently handled the business end of their projects.

drumrboy36 on August 14, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I watched this theatre as it was being torn down. What a waste. I went into the rubble and salvaged a piece of decorative plaster that I still have in a showcase. I lived accross the streat from this theater. Allentown is a ghost of its former self and never appreciated its movie palaces.