Strand Theatre

106 W. Washington Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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gingerflames
gingerflames on April 5, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Donald Kirkman worked there too, he was Kenneth’s son. He went on to go into banking. He’s now retired and resides in Tempe. He’s my grandpa. Kenneth, my great-grandfather also owned 2 theaters in Hays, Kansas. One was named Fox Theatre.

SilviaPettem
SilviaPettem on December 28, 2009 at 10:00 am

Actually, his name was KENNETH KIRKMAN (sometimes spelled KENNETH KIRKHAM). Would appreciate hearing from anyone who knew him. Thanks.

SilviaPettem
SilviaPettem on October 25, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Does anyone remember Donald Kirkman who worked at the Strand in the early 1950s?

thegrinch
thegrinch on December 3, 2006 at 10:51 pm

In 1920 a model C, Robert MOrton pipe organ was installed. It was subsequently moved to the Yeager theatre in Watts, CA in 1925.Don Story

acmeron
acmeron on November 1, 2004 at 8:56 pm

The Strand was located at 106 West Washington Street. It specialized in cowboy movies during the 40’s and early 50’s. After that it continued to run ‘B’ movies. It had a slightly Art Deco design above the marquee. Inside, there was a strange seating arrangement, a one story theater with the balcony on the same floor. You would walk in down the middle to the floor seats. About one third of the way in, there were steps on both sides that took you to a raised area. Mothers would never let their girls go to the Strand; the only ‘proper’ theaters were the Fox, Vista, Paramount (Orpheum) and Palms.