Strand Theatre

28 E. Winter Street,
Delaware, OH 43015

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Strand Theatre

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The Strand Theatre was opened in 1916 and has been in continuous operation ever since. By showing a mix of first-run, foreign and art films, the success of the Strand Theatre will continue for another 86 years.

Contributed by Kara McVay

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EHaug
EHaug on December 22, 2003 at 6:42 pm

I had the privilege of working with the previous owners of the Strand and having met Kara I am confident that it will continue be be an excellent theater.

Earl W. Haug

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm

The Strand was part of the Schine Circuit in the early sixties.

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on June 9, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Hmmm, I don’t think the Strand could have been Art Deco/Moderne when it opened in 1916, since what would later come to be called Art Deco didn’t develop until the 20’s.

It would be interesting to find a photo of the interior from that period. The exterior of the building has the feel of Federalist style, but interior may have been Art Nouveau, which is sometimes confused with Art Deco.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 18, 2010 at 6:34 am

It looks like efforts are underway to give this theater another makeover: View link

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

The official web site of the Strand Theatre has moved to this URL.

Delaware (where, incidentally, director Vincente Minnelli was born in 1903) has always been a small town, and the Strand has probably been its only large theater. Thus, the item headed “Fine New House at Delaware, O.” in the January 8, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World must have been about the Strand. The item said the new theater was under construction and was expected to open about April 1 (the Strand’s official web site says it actually opened on April 10.) The Strand Theatre was designed by Columbus architect Fred W. Elliot.

Keith
Keith on January 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

New screen coming next week!

Keith
Keith on July 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Going digital aug 1 2012!

karalong
karalong on September 14, 2012 at 2:57 am

Our digital conversion was complete Aug. 3, 2012. Work is currently going on to provide new restrooms for our patrons. We are looking forward to our 100th year in 2016.

Keith
Keith on February 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm

the Strand Theatre installed hearing-impaired/visually-impaired (HI/VI) technology.

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