Strand Theater

Water Street,
Uniontown, AL 36786

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Strand Theater

The Strand Theater opened in the 1930’s. It was destroyed by fire on January 22, 1940.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 21, 2016 at 10:35 pm

The Strand Theatre at Uniontown, Alabama, operated by J. N. Fendley, was mentioned in the January 18, 1941, issue of Showmen’s Trade Review. Mr. Fendley is also mentioned in the January 11, 1941, issue of Motion Picture Herald:

“Each day before ‘Boom Town’ started at the Neely Theatre, in Uniontown, Ala., Manager J. N. Fendley arranged to have four aerial bombs fired in rapid succession to attract. Special wrappers with title imprint were used on cigarette packages purchased two weeks ahead, same stickers being used on parked cars in the vicinity. Box office was lettered for the occasion.”
The April 19, 1935, issue of The Film Daily mentions a Mr. Neely taking over operation of a theater in Uniontown:
“Uniontown, Ala. — Lester Neely, who operates theaters in Marion, Greensboro and Oneonta, has taken over the house operated by J. W. Nunemacher here.”
Prior to the 1970 census, Uniontown had a population of less than 2,000, and was thus unlikely to have supported two theaters. Possibly the Strand was the same house that MPH called the Neely Theatre, and that it was also the same house Mr. Neely took over in 1935.

dallasmovietheaters on April 5, 2019 at 10:19 am

The original Strand Theatre burned down on January 22, 1940. The replacement theatre was to be the New Strand Theatre but appears to have launched as the Neely Theatre in November of 1940.

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