Strand Theater

117 E Jackson Street,
Muncie, IN 47305

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This theater was right across the street from the Rivoli on Charles Street.

As a kid I remember attending many film festivals at the Strand Theater. One that I remember well is “The Planet of the Apes”. For one ticket price you could stay and see all five films.

The independent theater chain of Malliers sold the theater in the late 70s to a bank that razed the theater put a parking lot in its place.

Contributed by Jerry Monde

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davlghry
davlghry on January 1, 2005 at 9:20 am

From 1970 to 1976 (the years I lived in Muncie), the Strand ran a lot of United Artists product including the Bond films. I remember seeing a sold out DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER where the management was selling SRO tickets and setting up folding chairs in the aisles and back of the house!

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 24, 2006 at 2:38 am

CORRECTION, seats is listed as 1, but it states “The auditorium seated in the neighborhood of 500.”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 7, 2007 at 5:55 pm

A Page theater organ was installed in the Strand Theater in Muncie in 1924.

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on June 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

The Rivoli was located on Mulberry Street and East Jackson approximately one quarter of a mile from the Strand. Here is a 1930 photo of the Strand.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 24, 2010 at 3:55 am

Small photo of front of Strand, Boxoffice magazine, January 6, 1951:
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