Restore the Strand & Build the Arts!
The Strand Theatre held its grand opening on Monday, November 15, 1920. The first pictures featured were Norma Talmadge in “The Branded Woman” and Fatty Arbuckle in “The Garage.” Admission prices were 17 cents and 33 cents.
The Strand Theatre was the first structure to be built on the corner of 5th Street and Jefferson Avenue. The theatre operated regularly until 1968. The Strand sat empty for eight years until it’s reopening in 1976. The theatre ran first-rate movies for another 20 years until it closed in 1996. The curtain fell for what was to have been the final closing of the historic part of Moundsville’s uptown.