Strand Theatre

123 Washington Avenue,
Endicott, NY 13760

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Previously operated by: Comerford Theaters Inc.

Architects: A.E. Badgley, Michael J. DeAngelis

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A snowy night

I found the Strand Theatre that was located in Endicott, NY on a library website along with a 1915 photo of Washington Avenue showing the Strand Theatre on the right side of the photo. The Strand Theatre was demolished in 1960.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 19, 2005 at 4:39 pm

Listed as open in the Film Daily Yearbooks 1941 through 1950 editions that I have. A seating capacity of 800 is given in the 1940’s.

joemasher on May 21, 2005 at 5:00 am

The Endicott Strand was demolished by the 1960’s, and remains a parking lot to this day. Endicott had 5 theatres at one time – the Elvin (demolished-parking lot), the State/Cinema Endicott (closed by Loews in 1993 and demolished for an Eckerd Drug), the Lyric/Towne (now Endicott Performing Arts Center), the Royal (small early nickelodeon style, became a music store, now for rent as retail space), and the Strand.

jskellam on July 28, 2005 at 6:14 am

Endicott also had a drive-in: The Tri-Cities Drive In was operated by the Deitrich family that also ran the old Lyric and State Theaters. When the Tri-Cities Drive In was converted for CinemaScope, the screen was a 100 foot, curved screen slightly tilted down for good projection.

adamghost on April 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I believe a little bit of the facade of this theatre is still left, clinging to the wall of the Music Workshop.

BILLYBOYOK on April 11, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I went there as a little boy, when I lived in Endicott.
It was not a big movie palace, but it was still nice.
We usually went up the street to the Lyric, which is now the Endicott Performing Arts Center.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Michael J. DeAngelis planned a complete remodeling of the Strand Theatre in Endicott in 1945. In the absence of any photos of the theater I can’t say the project was carried out as planned, but there is a drawing at lower left on this page of Boxoffice, December 8, 1945. Maybe somebody who saw the theater will recognize it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm

The March 17, 1923, issue of Exhibitors Trade Review had this item about the Strand Theatre:

“BNDICOTT, N. Y The new Strand Theatre has been opened in Endicott, N. Y. The Strand is a 1000 seat house, designed and erected by A. E. Badgley of Binghamton. A Link orchestral organ has been installed. The interior decorations were done by Continental studios of Chicago.”

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