Strand Theatre

810 Broad Street,
Richmond, VA 23221

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Strand Theatre

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The Bijou Theatre opened with vaudeville in 1905. It replaced an earlier Bijou Theatre at 714 E. Broad Street. Soon movies had been added to the program. In 1909, the Lubin Theatre (later Regent, Isis, Park) was opened adjacent to the Bijou Theatre.

The Bijou Theatre was closed in 1933 for renovations, reopening later that year as the Strand Theatre. The Strand Theatre was closed in 1938, and was converted into a bowling alley. This was later demolished and on the site now stands the Library of Virginia.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Don Lewis / Billy Smith

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cmastersin
cmastersin on December 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

It’s about time that someone put this theater on here.How about adding other downtown theaters to cinema treasures.

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