Strand Theatre

1228 Main Street,
Columbia, SC 29201

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rivest266
rivest266 on September 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm

This opened as Rivoli on November 25th, 1918, Rex on August 12th, 1929 and as the Strand on February 3rd, 1936. All 3 grand opening ads are in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Another strand theatre opened on October 19th, 1915. Could this be the same one?

dallasmovietheaters
dallasmovietheaters on March 13, 2016 at 5:03 am

Lawrence T. Lester was accused, tried, and not found guilty of arson when the silent-era Rivoli Theatre at this address was torched in 1925. Photos of the pre-torched Rivoli here. Rebuilt as the Rex Theatre in the sound era becoming the Strand.