Strand Theater

E. Market Street,
Elmira, NY 14901

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spectrum on March 26, 2021 at 7:05 am

According to the Google Street View, the Strand appears to have been demolished. No buildings along the street that resemble a theatre.

rivest266 on April 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm

This opened on September 24th, 1923. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

dallasmovietheaters on December 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

Leon H. Lempert architected the new Strand which launched in 1923 with the film, “3 Wise Fools.” The new iteration of the Strand had a Wurlitzer organ and nine-piece orchestra led by H.W. Minier, seating by Karen & Sons, and operated by William Bernstein.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 23, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Here is an item from the February 27, 1915, issue of The American Contractor:

“Elmira, N. Y.—Theater: Archt. Harry S. Bair, Vandergrift bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa. Owner Strand Theater, Elmira. Plans in progress.”
An issue of Variety later that year said that ground had been broken for the Strand Theatre at Elmira on March 15, and that the house was expected to open by September 1.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 15, 2007 at 2:19 pm

The Strand Theater is listed in editions of Film Daily Yearbook that I have (1941 thru 1950). It was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. in the 1940’s.