Strand Theater

404 West Main Street,
Clarksville, AR 72830

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The Strand Theater dates back to at least 1940 and was still operating in 1985.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

The Strand might have been the successor of the Dunlap Theatre, which was listed in Julius Cahn’s guides for 1906-1907 and 1913-1914. The September 12, 1936, issue of The Film Daily reported that the Dunlap Theatre in Clarksville was being rebuilt and refurnished after having been damaged by a fire about two months previously. The Cahn guides listed the Dunlap as a ground-floor house of 750 seats, so it was about the same size as the Strand. I haven’t found any mentions of the Dunlap Theatre dating from later than 1936.

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