Strand Theatre

220 N. Second Street,
St. Charles, MO 63301

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gsimpkins on March 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm

The Strand was at 220 N 2nd St. not South and was building was completed 1926-27. Map is also wrong.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 24, 2012 at 6:01 am

An advertisement for Boller Brothers in the July 10, 1926, issue of The Reel Journal listed the Strand Theatre in St. Charles as one of the firm’s projects. David and Noelle’s list of known Boller Theatres lists the Strand as a 1925 project.

Cholla on October 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm

The Strand was not at the corner of St. Charles Rock Rd and Second st. The Chicken Shack was on that site. The Strand was down the street where th St. Charles County Administration building is now. Len’s Race Place/hobby shop and the Girls Scouts building was next door. City Hall was built between the Strand and the bridge.
I remember seeing first run movies there as a kid, such as Help and Boeing, Boeing. Ten cent ice cream bars from a neat little machine that delivered them to you via “elevator”. I remember that place as being very dark, with sticky floors.

paulvis on January 3, 2007 at 5:23 pm

The Strand was sold to Peter Piccione of St. Louis in 1968 and renamed The St. Charles Cinema and operated as such for a few years until all the new multplexes popped up. It was then operated as a venue for rock music and called The Factory. In the early seventies Mr. Piccione sold it to the government for conversion.