Strand Theatre

114 E. Dominick Street,
Rome, NY 13440

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Kallet Theaters Inc.

Architects: J.H. Caroll, Sydney Schleman

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Motion World at the Carroll Theatre

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Interior, Strand Theatre, Rome, NY.

Opened on October 13, 1911, Motion World at the Carroll Theatre was located down the block to the east of the Capitol Theatre, it was designed by J.H. Caroll. Later they were both operated by Kallet Theatres chain.

Renamed Strand Theatre in 1921, it was renovated in 1941 to the plans of architect Sydney Schleman, and given an Art Deco style. It was closed in October 1962 and demolished in 1964.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 17, 2010 at 5:52 pm



Open ~1911-~1964 approximate? Can anyone verify the exact dates?

1935-1964 owned by Kallet Theaters, Inc., of Oneida, N.Y., R.M. Kallet, President, they had 18 theaters in New York in 1967.

Anyone have more info or photos?

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm

The Strand in Rome is listed under Kallet Theatres Inc. of Oneida NY in the 1942-43 Motion Picture Almanac. At the time, Kallet also ran the Capitol Theatre and the Family Theatre in Rome.

RJT70mm on April 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm

The Strand opened in 1911 as the Carrol. The Kallets took over in 1921 changing the name to the Strand. As a kid I hung around the booth. They had Motiograph model K projectors, WE 206 soundheads and Brenkert Enarc lamps. The Strand closed October 21, 1962 and was torn down sometime in ‘64 or '65.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on April 5, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Kallet Theatres, Inc, R.M. Kallet, President had 18 theaters all in New York State.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 13, 2017 at 3:43 am

The caption of a (rather dark and blurry) photo of the Strand in the August 1, 1970, issue of the Rome Daily Sentinel (PDF here) says that the building was demolished in 1964.

The bulk of the page is a reprint of an interesting 1928 article about Rome’s theaters, but the article is incomplete, and I’ve been unable to find the subsequent page on which it continues. The archive from which it comes may be incomplete itself.

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