Strand Theatre

72 Lafayette Avenue,
Suffern, NY 10901

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Previously operated by: Liggett-Florin Booking Service

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Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre is listed as operating in editions of Film Daily Yearbook from at least 1934. By 1950 it was operated by Liggett-Florin Booking Service and they were still the operators in 1952. It had closed by 1957

Contributed by Howard Lee Sprague

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ThePhotoplayer on April 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Listed as part of the Liggett-Florin Booking Service chain (who bought the Stiefel Booking Office chain in the late ‘40s), operating from around 1950-52 (could be earlier).

The current location of the address given is obviously not the building in question (Hacienda De Don Manuel restaurant), so either the building was demoed, the address is wrong, or the street addresses were changed at some point. I suspect the Strand was in fact Hines Playhouse, located at 92-96 Lafayette Ave., across the street and down the block from the Lafayette.

It’s been years since I’ve gone through the Rockland papers, but as I recall, the Strand booked “family friendly” programming in competition with the Lafayette.

HowardS on July 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Does anyone have photos of the theatre?

mdvoskin on August 7, 2013 at 1:43 pm

The theatre was located where the parking lot for the little strip mall on Lafayette avenue is now. There is a picture of this theatre on display in the hardware store on Lafayette avenue. I have never seen a photo online.

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