Strand Theatre

Ocean Avenue & Porter Avenue,
Seaside Park, NJ 08752

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Previously operated by: Independent Theater Service Inc.

Styles: Art Deco

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The Strand

Opened in the mid-1930’s, the Strand Theatre is listed in the 1944, 1945, 1951, and 1956 Film Daily Yearbooks.

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teecee on August 20, 2006 at 5:51 pm

This theatre goes back to the 1930s. It was torn down in 1981 to make room for apartments.

1979 postcard:
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Roloff on April 19, 2008 at 5:56 am

The old postcard above can also seen in a higher resolution in my Flickrstream. The photo on the card dates from 1936.
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What a shame it got torn down. The should’ve put it on a boat and ship it to Miami’s South Beach. But then again, preservation was just about kicking in on shady South Beach in the Eighties.

buckmanrules on April 5, 2014 at 5:48 pm

If I can believe family history…My great uncle Harry, grand father William and my father Willam Stock built this theater in the 1930’s. My father claimed my Grandfather made him dig the the entire incline to the screen by hand. Or so his story went. My father would have to pull bobby pins out of the screen after shows…he said guests would shoot bobby pins at the screen and they would stick in it like a porcupine.

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