Strand Theatre

44 Broadway,
Taunton, MA 02780

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Another of the Strand in the 1960's

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The Strand Theatre was located on Broadway, next door to the Park Theatre.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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martybearass
martybearass on May 4, 2005 at 7:45 pm

I remember going every weekend to the Strand as well as the Park which was next door although few times at the park!! VERY good memories of the Strand fromt he early Elvis to Beach party and would love to get some PICS!!! am trying to writean article on Taunton history and would appreciate ANY help!!! Thnx marty

DickMorgan
DickMorgan on July 29, 2005 at 1:25 am

Even though the theaters in Fall River were closer, we often traveled up from Somerset in the 50s and 60s to see a movie at the Strand. If memory serves me right, I recall the theater had a modern and clean appearance to it. The sound and projection was pretty good and still have vivid memories of seeing “The Music Man” in widescreen here. I am sure this theater had 70MM projection and stereophonic sound. Can anyone confirm this? Am I also correct in that the Strand appeared to have been built for the purpose of showing movies but the Park next door was probably an old vaudeville house converted to show movies?

spectrum
spectrum on September 26, 2007 at 4:12 pm

According to the Annual Film Review of 1936, the Strand had 1,000 seats.

martybearass
martybearass on March 29, 2008 at 1:37 pm

wish someone had some/any pictures of this theater… and yes from what I understand the Strand was built specificaly for pictures and from what I remember had only one balcony where the park had 2 so was considrably larger

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

The Strand is listed in the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook with 1200 seats and open daily. Other Taunton movie theaters listed in the 1927 FDY are the Star, 600 seats; the Park, 1200 seats; the Auditorium, 600 seats; the Whittendon,1200 seats; and the Biltmore (no seat count). I have no idea how accurate this list is!

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