Strand Theatre

4 E. Main Street,
Mystic, CT 06355

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Strand Theatre

This theatre was located in the scenic tourist town that boasts the historic Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium. The Strand Theatre opened by 1929. It was destroyed by fire on December 2, 1960.

Contributed by Gerald A. DeLuca

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 3, 2005 at 10:52 am

In June of 1940 Hitchcock’s Rebecca with Joan Fontaine and Laurence Olivier played here. There, isn’t that an earth-shaking fact?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 3, 2005 at 6:22 pm

I think I heard that this theatre was literally built above the water. It hung out over it. Supposedly there were wharf rats underneath.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 3, 2005 at 9:31 pm

I’m wondering if the Lyric in nearby Pawcatuck/Westerly hovered over water also, since city directories gave its address as West Broad and added “on the bridge.”

kencmcintyre on February 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm

The Strand can be seen in this 1949 photo. It burned to the ground on December 2, 1960.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 12, 2010 at 5:51 am

from Boxoffice Magazine, April 23, 1938:
Four Westerly and Mystic Houses Will Be Renovated
WESTERLY, R.I. – Jack Findlay, owner and operator of the Central, United and Lyric Theatres here and the Strand, Mystic, Conn., is renovating all four houses. Work on the Central, which will double its present seating capacity, is in progress. At the same time two new rectifiers and two lamps are being installed in the United and new carpet laid. The 400-seat Lyric, closed for many years, will soon begin complete renovation, while next in line the Strand will be entirely modernized. Findlay plans to operate the three Westerly houses full time first-run."

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on November 16, 2023 at 7:17 am

This theatre may have been known as the Mystic in the 1910s. Newspaper ad found.

Sarah B
Sarah B on November 16, 2023 at 9:43 am

They were screening Sink The Bismarck 2 weeks before it burned down

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