Strand Theatre

4 Court Square,
Montgomery, AL 36104

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Previous Names: Empress Theatre

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The Empress Theatre was opened October 21, 1910. It was still operating in 1914. In 1915 an adjacent drug store was taken over and it was incorporated into a much larger theatre, reopening as the Strand Theatre on June 12, 1915 with Egidio Candiani in “Salambo”. An Austin organ was installed in the Strand Theatre in 1918. The Strand Theatre was still listed in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook but not in the 1955 edition.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 11, 2018 at 11:34 am

A May 30, 1915 article in The Montgomery Advertiser said that the new Strand Theatre occupied a building formerly occupied by the Empress Theatre and a drug store. The two spaces had been thrown together to accommodate the larger theater. The Empress was one of ten Montgomery picture houses listed in the 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory, but the October 21, 1910 Advertiser had announced its grand opening, scheduled to take place that afternoon.

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