Amesbury Theater

117 Main Street,
Amesbury, MA 01913

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 17, 2007 at 12:50 pm

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 687 style 108 was installed in the Strand Theater on 8/18/1923.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 6, 2007 at 12:53 pm

The Strand in Amesbury is listed in the 1928 Film Daily Yearbook as part of the Boas Circuit of Boston. Boas operated 22 movie theatres at the time, some of which (like the Amesbury) later went over to Warner Brothers.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 21, 2007 at 10:16 am

As the Strand, the theatre is listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac as being part of the Warner Brothers circuit of New York. At that time, it was one of 16 theatres in Massachusetts controlled by Warner Brothers, only 3 of which actually carried the name “Warner Theatre”.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 20, 2007 at 10:01 am

In the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook, the Strand in Amesbury is listed as being open 6 days per week and having 600 seats.

stevepatrick
stevepatrick on November 11, 2005 at 8:57 am

Todd,

Is this the one the real estate gentleman was referring to with regards to your other posting? Have you seen this one? Your thoughts?

Steve

liebstudios
liebstudios on November 1, 2005 at 4:22 am

If you provide your contact information I would be happy to connect you with the facility owners.

David Michael Lieb, AIA
LIEBSTUDIOS: architecture

www.liebstudios.com

tdeluca
tdeluca on November 1, 2005 at 4:11 am

Is it possible to change to live performances in the theatre?

liebstudios
liebstudios on March 17, 2005 at 8:42 pm

The “Amesbury” theater is actually the Strand Theater Building. The building was built in 1912 as the Crown Theater, renovated in 1919 to the Strand, and renovated again in 1947. 2004/2005 we are the architects for the building facade renovation project completed March 2005 as part of the CDBG program.

The “new” facade has brought back the stucco historic to the earlier facades and has refurbished the marquee which bears the name “Amesbury” as well as the tenant.

We tried to upload a photo, but could not. Anyone interested in the project should contact us:

David Michael Lieb, AIA
LIEBSTUDIOS: architecture

www.liebstudios.com

stevepatrick
stevepatrick on September 22, 2004 at 12:34 pm

Anything new on the status of this theater?