Forum Theatre

115 E. Monroe Avenue,
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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bcoop716 on March 2, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Hello, I am part of a school group, and we are going to do a video over the Forum Theater and it’s history. I am wondering if any of you would be interested in sharing some of your experiences. You can e-mail me at

AlanR1 on August 6, 2017 at 8:45 am

Are there no pictures of the old Strand theatre? I remember a giant lighted overhanging Marquee. It didn’t look like this restored version. I collected bottle caps for the price of admission to Saturday matinees when I was a kid. I loved this place.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 24, 2012 at 11:16 am

The January 11, 1927, issue of The Film Daily said that Universal had opened the Strand at Jonesboro, a $110,000 house seating 1,262.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

The current official web site is at this link.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm

This item from the May 30, 1925, issue of The Reel Journal might have been about the Strand Theatre:


“D. J. Wolpert, architect. Jonesboro, Ark., has finished plans for the new house for the Jonesboro Amusement Company, of which E. Y. Collins is manager The structure will cost $100,000 and will be two stories high. It will contain a parquet, balcony and gallery. There will also be a full sized stage, ten dressing rooms, two restrooms and two offices. It will be Spanish in type and be of re-inforced concrete brick and terra cotta construction.”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 14, 2005 at 1:09 pm

The Film Daily Yearbook, 1950 list the seating capacity of the Strand Theatre as 1,147.

It was operated by Paramount Theatres Inc. through a sudsidiary company Malco Theaters Inc. (M.A. Lightman, President and General Manager)

teecee on March 14, 2005 at 12:38 pm

Small color photo on this link (don’t try to expand without a password:
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