Strand Theatre

Central Avenue,
Laurel, MS 39440

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Strand Theatre exterior

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Originally opened for the Saenger circuit, the Strand Theatre was given a new Art Deco style marquee in the 1930’s, replacing its original more simple one.

The Strand Theatre was demolished in the 1970’s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2007 at 8:06 pm

A Kilgen theater organ opus 3742 size 2/6 style U015 was installed in the Strand (Arabian) Theater in 1926 at a cost of $6,950.00.

WestHughes on June 11, 2008 at 10:13 pm

**correction….the Strand and the Arabian were actually two different theatres….they were just a couple blocks apart

**the Arabian opened in 1927 and the two were in competition for just a couple years before the owners of the Arabian bought the Strand as well

**the Strand was demolished in the late 1970s, the Arabian is now the home for the local community group Laurel Little Theatre

kencmcintyre on December 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm

The Strand was part of the Royal Theaters circuit in the early 1960s. President was A.L. Royal.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 18, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Maybe I’ll do the 70s circuits next.

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