Strand Theatre

4 Shipping Place,
Dundalk, MD 21222

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randytheicon
randytheicon on June 12, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Also, in 1982 the left-side balcony was converted into an obscenely small theatre. Its sound system was a beat-up home stereo speaker placed on the floor in front of the screen!

randytheicon
randytheicon on June 12, 2009 at 6:43 pm

Actually, the Strand closed in ‘85 or '86. In 1993 it was gutted for transformation into a sports bar, which didn’t catch on. It’s now a dollar store.

almanac1951
almanac1951 on February 27, 2009 at 3:16 am

The Strand appears in Barry Levinson’s great 1982 directorial debut, “Diner.” It’s the theater where Mickey Rourke’s character, Boogie, tries to win a bet with his pals concerning how far he can get making out with the beauteous Carol Heathrow during a screening of “A Summer Place.” In a scene shot outside the theater as the audience departs, Billy (Tim Daly) spots old high-school enemy Willard Broxton and punches him out, as revenge for a grudge going back to the 10th grade. The Strand’s marquee and neon-lit name can clearly be seen a moment later, in a long shot as Shrevie (Daniel Stern) explains the Willard Broxton incident to Beth (Ellen Barkin) as they walk away from the theater.

chiefehrman
chiefehrman on April 11, 2005 at 10:53 pm

It saddens me to see something as beautiful as the strand not be renovated and restored like the Hippodrome and the Senator. It was what movie theaters were all about. I have a lot of memories from The Strand. She was a sight at night when lit up. Yeah, you can watch DVD’s, but there is still nothing like going to the movies.