Strand Theatre

28 E. Winter Street,
Delaware, OH 43015

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50sSNIPES on October 29, 2022 at 1:56 pm

The Strand was originally an all-first-run theater throughout the first eight decades. It was twinned on June 10, 1982, and was tripled in May 1986.

Retaining its longtime success on first-run films, the Strand Theatre began running foreign films, classic films, and art films in the late 1990s.

Keith on February 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm

the Strand Theatre installed hearing-impaired/visually-impaired (HI/VI) technology.

karalong on September 14, 2012 at 8:57 am

Our digital conversion was complete Aug. 3, 2012. Work is currently going on to provide new restrooms for our patrons. We are looking forward to our 100th year in 2016.

Keith on July 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Going digital aug 1 2012!

Keith on January 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

New screen coming next week!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 31, 2011 at 2:53 am

The official web site of the Strand Theatre has moved to this URL.

Delaware (where, incidentally, director Vincente Minnelli was born in 1903) has always been a small town, and the Strand has probably been its only large theater. Thus, the item headed “Fine New House at Delaware, O.” in the January 8, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World must have been about the Strand. The item said the new theater was under construction and was expected to open about April 1 (the Strand’s official web site says it actually opened on April 10.) The Strand Theatre was designed by Columbus architect Fred W. Elliot.

CSWalczak on May 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm

It looks like efforts are underway to give this theater another makeover: View link

David Nedrow
David Nedrow on June 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Hmmm, I don’t think the Strand could have been Art Deco/Moderne when it opened in 1916, since what would later come to be called Art Deco didn’t develop until the 20’s.

It would be interesting to find a photo of the interior from that period. The exterior of the building has the feel of Federalist style, but interior may have been Art Nouveau, which is sometimes confused with Art Deco.

kencmcintyre on September 15, 2007 at 10:36 pm

The Strand was part of the Schine Circuit in the early sixties.

EHaug on December 22, 2003 at 11:42 pm

I had the privilege of working with the previous owners of the Strand and having met Kara I am confident that it will continue be be an excellent theater.

Earl W. Haug