Strand Twin Theatres

618 Hill Avenue,
Grafton, ND 58237

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Strand Twin Theatres

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The Strand Theatre dates back to the 1920’s. One family has owned this theatre since the 1930’s and it is the only surviving theater in Grafton. It caught fire in 1945 and was rebuilt soon after. The balcony was transformed into a second screen in 1977.

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teecee
teecee on March 1, 2005 at 6:05 am

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irishfreckledsongbird
irishfreckledsongbird on August 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

First off this site is not showing the theater until you turn the cursor and go down the street. It belonged in the Henriksen Family for 3 generations with Tommy Reid Henriksen still operating it. It burned down and was rebuilt in 1945-1947. Was listed on National Register before 2004. Because of digital conversions for all theaters becoming a neccessity, Tommy had to sign the building over to an organization called the SOS, Save Our Strand, which applied for non-profit status. One digital has been ordered along with two new screens. Tommy still serves popcorn with real butter, staff is friendly, building is receiving gradual remodeling and the SOS would appreciate any tax deductible contributions to keep this historic place alive. The prices are extremely reasonable and this has been Tommy’s whole life, worked behind the counter as a kid selling concessions. Take the time to make a trip and see it before digital comes if you can. Downstairs has Digital Theater System Surround Sound and roomy seats and aisles. It’s worth your time to go back in time!

Chris1982
Chris1982 on July 5, 2014 at 10:34 pm

The theatre goes back into the 1920’s.

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