Strand Theater

27 Chenango Street,
Binghamton, NY 13901

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Comerford Theaters Inc.

Architects: Leon H. Lempert, Jr.

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Strand Theater

The Strand Theater opened on March 8, 1920 with Jack Pickford in “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come” plus 5 acts of vaudeville. Seating was provided for 1,600 in orchestra, balcony and boxes. It is featured in the special features section of the DVD of “Deep Throat”, where that feature movie debuted. The sign on the facade in the movie said Strand Riviera but the Riviera Theatre is a separate theatre next door.

The Strand Theater was last used as a restaurant which had closed by 2018.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

rluther on November 9, 2010 at 5:08 am

The Strand will go up for public auction November 23, 2010. Here’s a link to some interior photos I took Nov 6: .


CSWalczak on November 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

The winning bid for the theater was $22,000 by a real estate firm. There is no indication of what the new owner intends: View link

lalainthelibrary on April 14, 2014 at 4:20 am

Here is a link to a Binghamton landmark page with information and photos.

lalainthelibrary on April 14, 2014 at 4:27 am

More information and photos at this link.

lalainthelibrary on April 14, 2014 at 4:32 am

Neither theater is being renovated at this time, nor does there seem to be any current intentions.

rivest266 on February 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section. This theatre was featured in the “Inside Deep Throat” DVD. Police raided this theatre.

DavidZornig on December 21, 2019 at 5:17 pm

1951 photo added courtesy Edward G Brewer.

spectrum on March 26, 2021 at 8:25 am

The Riviera Theatre is just to the right (north) of the Strand. Both closed now, and not in good shape. Hopefully they both might be restored at some point.

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