Strand Theatre

Central Avenue,
Laurel, MS 39440

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Previously operated by: Saenger Amusement Company

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Strand Theatre exterior

The Strand Theatre was opened for the Saenger Amusement Company on February 4, 1921. It replaced an earlier Strand Theatre. The Strand Theatre was equipped with a theatre pipe organ. It was given a new Art Deco style marquee in the 1930’s, replacing its original more simple one.

The Strand Theatre was closed in 1966 and was demolished in the late-1970’s.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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WestHughes on June 11, 2008 at 10:13 pm

**correction….the Strand and the Arabian were actually two different theatres….they were just a couple blocks apart

**the Arabian opened in 1927 and the two were in competition for just a couple years before the owners of the Arabian bought the Strand as well

**the Strand was demolished in the late 1970s, the Arabian is now the home for the local community group Laurel Little Theatre

kencmcintyre on December 18, 2008 at 5:41 pm

The Strand was part of the Royal Theaters circuit in the early 1960s. President was A.L. Royal.

dallasmovietheaters on May 6, 2020 at 4:28 am

The New Strand $100,00 Strand opened February 4, 1921. It replaced a previous Strand Theatre in town. This one was designed for motion pictures complete with a pipe organ.

rivest266 on April 8, 2021 at 1:45 pm

Grand opening ad posted. It closed in 1966.

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