Strand Theater

Main Street,
Lewiston, ME 04240

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Strand Theater

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The Strand Theater was operating prior to 1941, and at that time it was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary Mullins & Pinanski. The Strand Theater was still operating in 1950.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm

The Strand in Lewiston is listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac as being run by John Ford, a Paramount affiliate. At that time John Ford/Paramount operated 3 additional theaters in Lewiston: the Empire, the Music Hall, and the Priscilla Theatre. John Ford operated a number of theaters in Maine, plus a few in New Hampshire, Vermont and Mass. The John Ford theaters were not part of Mullin & Pinanski/Paramount at that time, but listed seperately.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 20, 2010 at 3:40 am

AKA:

LEWISTON

UNION SQUARE.

This was the largest theater in the state?

January 1, 1915 Lewiston Theater?

1915 renamed Union Square?

1917 renamed Strand?

1920 taken over by Nathan H. Garden & William P. Gray?

1925 owned by Garden & Gray?

1930-1961 Maine & New Hampshire Theaters Co. of Boston?

1940 John Ford (Paramount)?

1961 Closed?

All this info should be verified.

Is the theater still standing? Could use an address, more info, photos or postcards.

DonLewis
DonLewis on June 20, 2010 at 5:49 am

From 1950 an image of the Strand Theater on Main Street in Lewiston.

spectrum
spectrum on November 16, 2010 at 5:28 am

I compared that image above with google street view – found the building in the background with the large arches up top. That looks much better now after renovation but the Strand building is demolished probably long ago – the new building on the site has an early 1960s look to it.

IBLSKeith
IBLSKeith on July 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Wurlitzer installed their Opus 261 (1919) in the Strand. The organ survives and is being installed in a private residence in Maine

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