Strand Theatre

Church Street,
New Harmony, IN 47631

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The Strand was in a store front of a group of buildings along Church Street in New Harmony Indiana. Operating up till the early 50’s the theatre was gutted and now is a storefront for antique type businesses.

My wife attended this theatre as a youth and would like to find out more info about the theatre.

Contributed by James Grebe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 7, 2005 at 5:38 am

In several editions of Film Daily Yearbook, 1941 – 1950 that I have, the seating capacity of the Strand Theatre is given as 200.

JamesGrebe on March 15, 2005 at 11:28 am

Hi Ken,
Do your book show and opening and closing date for the Strand?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 15, 2005 at 8:34 pm

No sorry James, Film Daily Yearbooks give listings by State, city, theatre name, seating capacity and sometimes address in major cities. They also list major theatre chains and what theatres they operated. They were published from the early 1920’s to the late 1950’s so if you get hold of a complete set you could determine some of the history of a building. I only have 3 editions 1941,‘43 and'50.

JamesGrebe on March 15, 2005 at 10:46 pm

Where would a person be able to find some, some ideas? Do you know who published it?

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on March 15, 2005 at 11:09 pm

The first edition of Film Daily Yearbook was 1918, It was a ‘trade’ manual published by the ‘trade’ magazine “The Film Daily”. Editor and publisher was John W. Alicoate. (went under the name Jack Alicoate as well)

Copies can occasionally be found in specialist second-hand book stores dealing with cinema subjects/theatres. Also copies do become available on the internet (do a title or author search on Amazon, Bibliofind etc in their used books section) Editions from the 1940’s and 1950’s tend to sell from $40 upwards. Earlier editions from $80 upwards. It is a VERY heavy book, (hardbound but rather fragile as they were only meant to be referenced for a year, then replaced by the next edition) usually running to about 1,000 to 1,200 pages and it deals with all aspects of the cinema industry/trade year by year.

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