Strand Theatre

112 N. Main Street,
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

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Previously operated by: Crescent Amusement Co.

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Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre was opened by May 1921 seating 750. By 1941 it was operated by Muscle Shoals Theatres, a subsidiary of the Nashville, TN based Crescent Amusement Co. The Strand Theatre closed its doors in January of 1955.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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[Deleted] on October 23, 2005 at 11:44 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.”

SethG on January 20, 2022 at 1:09 pm

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.

SethG on January 20, 2022 at 1:13 pm

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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2022 at 2:33 pm

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.”

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