Strand Theatre

27 E. Broadway Avenue,
Muskegon Heights, MI 49444

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Architects: Charles Howard Crane

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Strand Theatre

The Strand Theatre was built in downtown Muskegon Heights in 1923. It was not just a theatre but an entire mixed-use building including retail and apartments.

It was bought by the City of Muskegon Heights in 2001 in the hopes they would be able to restore the empty building to its original mixed-use set up.

As of 2008 the building is still empty but the city recently invested money in fixing the leaking roof to keep the building from further deterioration.

Contributed by Brandon Bartoszek

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CSWalczak on July 23, 2008 at 12:36 am

Here’s a picture of the theater sometime in the 1940s
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and one showing how the building looks very recently:
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I lived in an apartment on the second floor of the store block opposite this building around 1990. I once looked into the the theater through the entrance at the right; the theater was being used then at as warehouse space by a furniture store. At that time, the seats were still in place as was the screen.

CSWalczak on December 16, 2009 at 1:51 am

Here’s an article about the city’s repair of the roof which includes a recent picture of the Strand’s auditorium: View link

cwpsj on November 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

CSWalczak…please contact me. I would love to hear more historical info on the theatre

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 26, 2018 at 5:10 pm

The Strand was one of several Muskegon area theaters designed for Paul Schlossman by Detroit theater architect C. Howard Crane.

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