Strand Theater

120 East Clayton Street,
Athens, GA 30601

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Strand Theater

The Strand Theater dates back to at least 1919.

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1234 on June 10, 2008 at 1:23 am

The Strand Theater opened Feb.21, 1918 with the film “The Foundling” starring Mary Pickford. and was a local creation.
the architect was a Col. J.W. Barnett. The Kilgen organ was installed in 1919, and was not really a theatre organ. The only unit stop was the vox humana. Ranks where 8' open diapason, stopped flute, harmonic flute, oboe gamba, dulciana, vox humana,16' Bourdon/melodia. The organ was later removed from the theatre and went to 1st Baptist Church Elberton, Georgia. where is was used until just a few years ago when a new organ was built for the chapel. The theater was a type of “old store becomes theatre”, long and narrow.

Broan on August 30, 2009 at 4:32 am

The Strand was open as early as 1916 and closed in 1954. The building appears to still stand, heavily altered.

fatfink on April 10, 2011 at 5:01 am

It’s now Cutter’s Pub, a frat boy bar. Never realized it was a former theater, but I can kind of see it.

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