Strand Theater

316 N. Pine Street,
Grand Island, NE 68801

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Strand Theater ... Grand Island Nebraska

Opened as the Michelson Theatre, it was renamed Strand Theatre in 1921, and closed in 1927.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 7, 2010 at 3:47 pm

I see that Grand Island had a Capitol theatre owned by TRI-STATE Theatre Corp. Located in Paramount Building in Des Monies.Iowa. Can’t find a Strand.Wonder if it had closed by 1956? Wish I could be of more help.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

The Drive-in there was a TRI-State Theatre,Bet the Strand was too.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on May 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

From 2010 a photo of the Strand Theater building in Grand Island.

Chris1982 on October 31, 2014 at 3:45 am

The Strand Theatre aka Michelson Theatre was no longer listed after 1927.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 31, 2014 at 1:26 pm

The 1927 FDY lists the Capitol as under construction, so it might have replaced the Strand.

A book called History of Hall County, Nebraska (Google Books scan,) published in 1920, said that the Michelson Theatre had been built “…about eleven years ago….”

An article in The Grand Island Independent of July 1, 2000, said that the Michelson was renovated and renamed the Strand in 1921. It also said the house had 450 seats and featured a balcony. They must have been squeezed tight, because the building isn’t very big, especially considering that the Michelson presented vaudeville as well as movies.

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