Strand Theater

3100 Boardwalk,
Wildwood, NJ 08260

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Hunt's Theaters Inc.

Architects: William Harold Lee

Functions: Storage

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Strand theater, Wildwood, NJ

The Strand Theater opened in May of 1947 and was built for Hunt’s Theaters Inc. All seating was on a single floor. The projection booth was located over the rear seating area.

In the 1980’s the Strand Theater became a four-screen multiplex theater and finally had five screens. Its lobby and Boardwalk entrance were turned into an arcade. The new main entrance was then located on Maple Avenue which was previously used as an exit. The Strand Theater was closed in 2012. It went into retail use and by 2024 it was being used for storage.

Contributed by Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 25 comments)

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Yes, it is closed. See the mentions here:

stacygreenspan on January 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Sorry, but I remember meeting the Mickey Mouse Club members the day they came to town to promote a movie and it was the Shore theater, not the strand, unless they went there too, but I doubt it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 27, 2016 at 7:33 pm

staceygreenspan’s memory is confirmed by another CT member. Thehillsarealive’s comment on the Ocean Theatre page recalls the MMC cast members appearing at a Wildwood theater one fall day, and also says that the Hunt circuit always closed all the theaters in Wildwood except those on Atlantic Avenue after the tourist season ended. As the Strand was on Boardwalk and the Shore on Atlantic Avenue, it must have been the Shore where the cast appeared.

markp on July 27, 2016 at 10:04 am

Was in Wildwood yesterday for the first time in many years. The Strand is closed. All retail now. Same for the Ocean Theatre a few blocks down. There is this big water slide attraction where the Shore Theatre once stood. Its so sad. I remember in the 80’s going to all those theatres.

bobc316 on September 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

does anybody know who owns the strand theatre building now ? would love to contact them please

markp on September 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm

I’m sure if you go to the wildwood town hall of records they should have info on who owns it. I would love to see this place back up and running.

m00se1111 on July 13, 2023 at 10:14 am

More photos for Strand Theatre..

Mikeoaklandpark on July 13, 2023 at 1:47 pm

Hopefully the chain that reopened the Ventnor and is now working on the Moorlyn in Ocean City will reopen this theater.

m00se1111 on July 23, 2023 at 4:36 am

The marquee is still in tact, but now displays “Giovanna’s Goodies” Offering everything from empanadas to hot dogs. There is a Mr Softee in one of the storefronts further down, which plays that haunting melody as you walk by.

Mikeoaklandpark on March 30, 2024 at 9:30 am

The auditorium is used for storage and all the walls and seats are removed and small business now occupy the space. SIGH

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