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bfreisinger commented about Strand Theatre on Oct 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

If the Strand closed in the 50s or the 60s, it was only temporary, because Star Wars played there for multiple runs between 1977 and 1978. I saw it there 6 times near the end of the summer in 1977 after coming home from Y-Camp when I was 12. As kids, we would often sneak into the Strand via the side exit door along 12th Street.

And, I’m not confusing this with the Grand, which is where they played serials, Westerns and Abbot & Costello movies on the weekends for kids for a dollar. In fact, when I was just out of high school (Go Rams!), I remember seeing Footloose at the Grand as well and danced all the way home like a dork. I just loved the balcony seating at the Grand. ;)