Strand Theatre

756 Broad Street,
Augusta, GA 30904

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Previous Names: Arcadium Theatre, Bonita Theatre

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The Strand in Augusta GA

Located in downtown Augusta, Georgia on the south side of Broad Street near 8th Street, it was actually located at the base of the 5-story Harrison Building that held Law Offices and other Professional services. Opened as the Arcadium Theatre, by 1914 it had been renamed Bonita Theatre. Later renamed Strand Theatre, it was owned by Lynch Entertainment.

As so often in those days a fire broke out in November 1921, and the whole building was gone. The Strand Theatre played many silent movies and was very popular.

Contributed by MikeRogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Nick.I have a picture of this Theatre,if you could get it on.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 13, 2010 at 2:56 am

Here are a list of Silent movies in the order they played at the STRAND THEATRE.

William S.Hart in “RETURN OF DRAWEGAN”


Pauline Fredrick in “AUDREY”

Sir Herbert Tree in “THE OLD FOLKS AT HOME”

Marguerrite Clark in “MISS GEORGE WASHINGTON”


Prices were ALWAYS 5 cents and ten cents.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 13, 2010 at 2:57 am

The only actor i ever heard about was William S.Hart.

jawjahboy on April 15, 2024 at 9:32 pm

The Strand was in the Harison Bldg @ 756 Broad St. It was a five-story building and the fire started somewhere in the building. It spread to the Albion Hotel to the west and the Miller Walker building next door.and most of the block back to Reynolds St. The fire not only took out the theater that had been known as the Arcadium and the Bonita before being named the Strand, but also took out the Bijou, formerly the Elite next door on the second floor to the east. The strand was owned and operated by the same group that owned the Modjeska.

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