Strand Theatre

112 N. Main Street,
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2022 at 11:33 am

Louis Rosenbaum bought the Strand and Pastime Theatres at Tuscumbia around the beginning of 1922, according to an item in the January 18 issue of Film Daily that year. He was still the owner in 1928, as noted in this item from Film Daily of January 3 that year:

“Athens, Ala.— Louis Rosenbaum of Muscle Shoals Theaters, Inc., operating the Princess and Majestic at Florence, Palace at Sheffield, and Strand at Tuscumbia, announces the building of a theater here to be opened some time in April.”

SethG on January 20, 2022 at 10:13 am

Location today is a dull blocky structure being used by a church, but which looks like the sort of thing a bank would have built in the late ‘50s.

SethG on January 20, 2022 at 10:09 am

This listing is wrong. The Strand is already operating on the May 1921 Sanborn. This location has only a few small wooden shops and homes on the 1910 map.

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[Deleted] on October 23, 2005 at 8:44 pm

It is possible that this theater used an instrument known as a “Reproduco”, which was a player piano type instrument with about three or four ranks of organ pipes, to accompany silent films. Reproducos were made by the Operators Piano Company of Chicago, which was also well known for its line of coin-operated pianos known as “Coinolas.”