Strand Theatre

1102 Main Street,
Hays, KS 67601

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Previously operated by: Fox Midwest Theatres

Architects: Charles A. Smith

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Strand Theatre (1930)

The Strand Theatre was opened May 15, 1917. In 1926, its owner, M.G. Kirkman, opened another theatre, called the Muriel Theatre, across the street.

By 1941 it was operated by Fox Midwest Amusement Corp. and the Strand Theatre is mentioned in the 1951 20th Century-Fox consent decree. The theatre was probably closed sometime in the early-1950’s.

The building was converted to retail space, and was for a while the location of a Goodwill Store. As of March, 2009, it is vacant.

Contributed by Joe Vogel, Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

breed88 on June 19, 2011 at 5:48 am

would love to go in there and see what is left of the theater itself….

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

There are five photos of the Strand Theatre at CinemaTour.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on May 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm

The Strand had a Reproduco organ.

lmlecount on January 6, 2016 at 1:15 pm

As of right now, the building stands gutted. The only things left are the floor, and the original tin ceiling. No balcony or any other remnants of a theatre are left. The front windows and entrance were reconstructed a few years ago. It sits empty awaiting future development in downtown Hays.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 13, 2021 at 7:32 pm

The “Picture Theaters Projected” column in the December 30, 1916 issue of Moving Picture World had this item which must have been about the Strand: “HAYS, KAN. — Milliard Kirkman has plans by C. A. Smith, Salina, Kan., for a one-story moving picture theater, 50 by 80 feet.”

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