Amesbury Theater

117 Main Street,
Amesbury, MA 01913

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 4, 2021 at 11:00 pm

The Crown Theatre was one of two houses listed at Amesbury in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory. The other was the Town Hall, located on Friend Street.

Jeffrey Miller
Jeffrey Miller on March 14, 2018 at 9:33 am

Jntapalis, I would have great interest in renovating and re-opening this as a dinner theatre film house. Please reach out if building is still available.

jntapalis on December 15, 2016 at 11:40 am

Anyone interested in this beautiful theatre please feel free to reach out. I have an interested party now that appears willing to restore this iconic theatre built in 1912. That said, I’ve had other investors looking to take the space and modify it for other purposes. It just seems a shame for a this jewel not to be used for it’s original purpose.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 6, 2007 at 10:53 am

The Strand in Amesbury is listed in the 1928 Film Daily Yearbook as part of the Boas Circuit of Boston. Boas operated 22 movie theatres at the time, some of which (like the Amesbury) later went over to Warner Brothers.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 21, 2007 at 8:16 am

As the Strand, the theatre is listed in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac as being part of the Warner Brothers circuit of New York. At that time, it was one of 16 theatres in Massachusetts controlled by Warner Brothers, only 3 of which actually carried the name “Warner Theatre”.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on April 20, 2007 at 8:01 am

In the 1927 Film Daily Yearbook, the Strand in Amesbury is listed as being open 6 days per week and having 600 seats.

stevepatrick on November 11, 2005 at 6:57 am


Is this the one the real estate gentleman was referring to with regards to your other posting? Have you seen this one? Your thoughts?


liebstudios on November 1, 2005 at 2:22 am

If you provide your contact information I would be happy to connect you with the facility owners.

David Michael Lieb, AIA
LIEBSTUDIOS: architecture

tdeluca on November 1, 2005 at 2:11 am

Is it possible to change to live performances in the theatre?

liebstudios on March 17, 2005 at 6:42 pm

The “Amesbury” theater is actually the Strand Theater Building. The building was built in 1912 as the Crown Theater, renovated in 1919 to the Strand, and renovated again in 1947. 2004/2005 we are the architects for the building facade renovation project completed March 2005 as part of the CDBG program.

The “new” facade has brought back the stucco historic to the earlier facades and has refurbished the marquee which bears the name “Amesbury” as well as the tenant.

We tried to upload a photo, but could not. Anyone interested in the project should contact us:

David Michael Lieb, AIA
LIEBSTUDIOS: architecture

stevepatrick on September 22, 2004 at 10:34 am

Anything new on the status of this theater?