409 State Street,
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Previously operated by: Fabian Theaters
Firms: Reilly & Hall
Previous Names: Orpheum Theatre, Palace Theatre
Located on State Street, originally opened as the Orpheum Theatre prior to 1908, and then renamed Palace Theatre in 1918. It was renamed Strand Theatre in 1923. It was notable for being the first Schenectady movie house to screen a “talking picture”, Al Jolson’s “The Jazz Singer” in December of 1927. The Strand Theatre is listed as open with seating for 1,300 in the 1929 Film Daily Yearbook. It seems to have closed in 1929 when the former 950-seat Barcli Theatre was renamed New Strand Theatre on August 31, 1929.
The Strand Theatre was demolished in 1929.
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