Strand Theater

15 Green Street,
Newburyport, MA 01950

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Strand Theater

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The Strand Theater dates back to at least 1923 when a Wurlitzer organ was installed. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Strand Theater closed in 1959.

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 14, 2009 at 10:34 am

The Strand in Newburyport was the subject of a lengthy article in a newspaper or magazine some 10 years or so ago, with nice color photos of the restored exterior and photos and explanation of how the interior had been converted to commercial space. It’s right downtown, but I don’t know anything about it. But it looks great.

MPol
MPol on May 16, 2009 at 6:17 am

It looks like a very simple, but nice buiilding.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on May 18, 2009 at 10:40 am

In the 1942-43 edition of the Motion Picture Almanac, the Strand Theatre and the Premier Theatre in Newburyport MA are listed as operated by Warner Brothers Circuit Management of New York. So this theater was a Warner house at that time.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on June 15, 2009 at 9:03 am

Seems like the Function should be changed from ‘Unknown’ to ‘Office Space’.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

The Strand in Newburyport is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook as having 800 seats and open 6 days/week.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 9, 2010 at 12:23 pm

The 1927 FDY also lists a Premier Th. in Newburyport with 900 seats, open 6 days/week.

mthivier
mthivier on January 22, 2018 at 12:04 pm

According to the Massachusetts Historical Commission, the Strand Theater actually closed in 1959. For many years after it closed, the building served as Newburyport’s unemployment office.

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