Strand Theatre

Caroline Street & Ford Street,
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

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Texas2step on February 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm

This one opened on January 24, 1917. The feature film was “The Ne'er Do Well” with Kathlyn Williams.

DavidZornig on November 1, 2018 at 8:43 pm

Photos added, two of the October 15, 1972 fire.

Patsy on February 18, 2013 at 9:57 am

TexasBob: I have Google Earth on my Smart Phone, but still learning my way around the phone so send me the Google photo of that area via my email () Thanks.

TexasBob on February 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

Patsy: If you have Google Earth Put in coordinates 44°41'53.38"N and 75°29'27.85"W this will place you over Phillips Diner next door to the now parking lot where the Strand Theatre once stood. If you wish to communicate by email where I may be able to sent you Google photo of that area if you do not have Google Earth just leave your email.

Patsy on February 18, 2013 at 9:01 am

Would still like to see photos! If the structure still standing or was it demolished? I recall the town being neare the St. Lawrence Seaway. Our hotel was right in front of it and the next morning a huge freighter came by the hotel property. The owner was a chef and cooked dinner for the guests in the hotel restaurant.

TexasBob on February 18, 2013 at 12:16 am

Pauls: Your story is about the same as mine. Saturday matinee with dozens of cartoons and kids lined up on Caroline St. I left Ogdensburg for the Air Force in 1955 wished I stayed and grew old in Ogdensburg. The last time I saw the Strand was in 1970 and the marquee read “The Adventures of Hucklyberry Finn.” I’m sorry to hear it burned, had many enjoyable times there with friends. I remember the diner, good little eating spot, seems like it’s been there forever. Anyone remembers John’s Spaghetti House down on Ford St. not far from Clark street? If anyone has photo’s of the Strand or any pictures of Ogdensburg I would love to have them.

paulski1 on December 4, 2009 at 10:21 am

I grew up in Ogdensburg and remember going to the movies there. The kids would line up along the side of the building for the 15 cent afternoon show. I remember the theater well and even painted a water color painting of it. I still remember the inside, but would love to see if there is any photos of the inside. I left in 1972 for the air force and that is when the place burned down. I go home now for visits and still remember the theater which is now a parking lot for the diner next door.

Patsy on November 2, 2009 at 12:35 pm

mikey: Please post the pic! I’ve been to Ogdensburg NY and don’t recall anyone telling me about their former EBERSON theatre.

mikey7290 on July 15, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I have a pic of Ogdensburg’s Strand Theater taken in the 1940’s. It is from the city’s 1948 Bicentennial book. I could post it if you like and of course would make sure to give credit to the book as the picture’s source.

mikey7290 on July 15, 2008 at 10:10 pm

The Strand Theatre in Ogdensburg, NY was opened for the first time in January 1917. It was owned by the Schine Corporation and was the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, was managed by Mr. John Langford of Ogdensburg. The theater remained open until October 16, 1972, when it was completely destroyed by fire. The ruins were immediately torn down and the site became a parking lot for the diner next door, as it remains today. I will try and get a photo of what the site looks like now if you wish.