Strand Theatre

12-14 N. Main Street,
Waynesville, NC 28786

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Jorge on January 13, 2022 at 8:25 pm

Was in Waynesville for a friend’s wedding November 2021 & as I drove through main street the marquee for The Strand immediately stuck out. Unfortunately, it looks like it is no longer a theater and is now an ice cream shop, so this may need to be updated (unfortunately it was closed so I couldn’t go inside). Here is a pic I took.

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The Strand @38Main on September 19, 2013 at 11:12 am

The Strand is now open! Check out info and upcoming shows at

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The Strand @38Main on February 15, 2012 at 6:26 pm

The Strand is under going renovations now. You can keep up with the progress on Facebook –!/38main?sk=wall

clyles on December 11, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Does anyone know the current status of this theater? Is there an owner? I am interested… Drove by address -saw no marquis…surely it’s not gone? Please post if you know anything. looks like it was being renovated in 2007 according to previous posts.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 24, 2008 at 7:25 pm

A close up view from 1986 of the Strand Theater sign in Waynesville.

kencmcintyre on November 29, 2007 at 8:23 pm

Here is a photo from the loopnet site:

WHITEFIELD on June 1, 2007 at 5:51 pm

Here is another picture of The Strand from different angle.
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WHITEFIELD on June 1, 2007 at 5:48 pm

Here is a picture I took in 2005 of The Strand.
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longislandmovies on May 22, 2007 at 4:00 pm


Patsy on November 2, 2006 at 9:48 am

Mikeoaklandpark: I’ll be anxiously awaiting a photo(s). Thanks.

Mikeoaklandpark on November 2, 2006 at 6:55 am

I went by the theater a few weeks ago and this is what is happening. They spent $100,000.00 renovating the front and the lobby. The box office is beautiful as is the whole front. The lobby is being used by the owners right now as a real estae office. The plans are to renovate the auditorium which was condemened in 1993 and open as a dinner theate within the next 1-2 years. I will try to take a photo when I return there next week.

kencmcintyre on March 4, 2006 at 8:33 am

Here is the link concerning renovation:

Patsy on December 6, 2005 at 11:01 am

I wonder what the current status of this theatre and the restoration work is to date? I’ve been to Waynesville, but will now make a point of returning to this quaint NC town. There is a very quaint Christmas store in a former bank (vault still there) on main street that is a must-see.

Patsy on September 6, 2005 at 10:19 am

lostmemory: Thanks and if you come upon any others, please post.

Patsy on September 6, 2005 at 10:17 am

I think the word “here” has to be highlighted in blue to allow for a photo to be shown as in the website posted by “lostmemory” on Jan. 26th.

Patsy on September 6, 2005 at 9:47 am

Does anyone have a photo(s) of the Strand?

Patsy on September 6, 2005 at 9:45 am

Yes! Great news!

Mikeoaklandpark on September 5, 2005 at 2:13 am

Great news. The theater has been purchased and willbe renovated as a movie theater according to today’s Citizen Times.