Strand Theater

S. 18th Street and Farnam Street,
Omaha, NE 68183

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Styles: Art Nouveau

Previous Names: American Music Hall, New Morris Theater

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Strand Theater

The American Music Hall was opened in 1910, and sat at the corner of S. 18th Street and Farnam Street in Omaha, Nebraska. A few years later the name was changed to New Morris Theater, then finally the Strand Theater.

This theater burnt to the ground in around 1928.

Contributed by Ivan Steinke

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

cmartens54 on April 17, 2011 at 1:27 pm

It was also named the New Morris Theatre at one time after the American Music Hall.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 3, 2011 at 3:12 am

The Strand Theatre that got the Hillgreen-Lane organ in 1916 was a different house, located on Douglas Street. It was demolished in 1917 or 1918 to make way for the Omaha Athletic Club. The name Strand was probably moved to this house at that time. I don’t know what became of the organ.

rivest266 on December 4, 2011 at 7:51 am

This opened as American on January 1st, 1911 and reopened as the Strand on September 14th, 1915 Grand opening ads for both has been posted here.

DavidShedlock on June 13, 2014 at 1:48 pm

According to Wikipedia’s site on Theatres of Omaha, The Strand showed the first color movie in an Omaha Theatre: The Black Pirate starring Douglas Fairbanks. That would have been in the 1950s, but the theatre burnt down in the 1920s. What gives?

DavidZornig on December 3, 2018 at 2:08 pm

To answer DavidShedlock’s question, “The Black Pirate” was released March 8, 1926. Wiki page below. There was a remake in 1954.

DavidShedlock on September 27, 2021 at 1:32 pm

Thanks, David Zornig.

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