Strand Theatre

66 Main Street,
Winooski, VT 05404

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Previous Names: Nickel Theatre

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Strand Theatre

The Nickel Theatre was opened in Spring of 1910. On January 1, 1919 it was renamed Strand Theatre. It was closed on March 24, 1956 when it was destroyed by fire. What now stands in its place is either the Post Office or the park next to Key Bank across the street.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Vermont Theatre exhibitor,Merrill Jarvis started his career that led to 27 screens in Vermont,showing movies at the Strand.He met his wife Lucille there.Her mom owned the STRAND.He would also Co-manage the STRAND THEATRE.Little history for a small town movie house.Wish there was more. Jarvis gave an interview to BOXOFFICE in July 1992.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 6, 2015 at 10:38 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Strand; it’s Card # 599. Address is “Winooski Avenue”. There is an exterior photo dated March 1941. Condition is Fair. It says that it was opened about 1925 and was showing MGM films. There were 380 seats. 1940 population was 6,000.

50sSNIPES on February 13, 2021 at 10:45 am

First Opened As The Nickel Theatre In The Spring Of 1910, It Became The Strand Theatre On New Year’s Day 1919. It Is Closed On March 24, 1956 After The 385-Capacity Strand Theatre Was Razed And Destroyed By A Fire. It Took 4 Hours To Battle The Flames But The Theater Didn’t Survive. A Diner And A Barber Shop Was Also Involved In The Flames.

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