Strand Theatre (Ithaca, New York)

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Strand Theatre
310-12 E State St, Ithaca, NY.JPG
Location310 E. State St., Ithaca, New York
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
ArchitectDriscoll Bros. & Co.
Architectural styleTudor Revival, Neo-Tudor
NRHP reference #79001636[1]
Removed from NRHPJanuary 01, 1999

Strand Theatre was a historic theater located at Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York. It was built in 1916-1917 in the Tudor Revival style.

After Ithaca's Lyceum Theater closed in 1927, the Strand became Ithaca's main venue for touring theater companies.[2] After 1950, the theater switched to showing only films.[2] The theater closed in 1976 due to a leaky roof and deteriorated heating system, then re-opened in 1979 for live performances.[2]

In 1981 the owners attempted to secure grants to renovate the building and pay huge outstanding debts.[3]

The theater closed permanently in 1982[2] and was demolished in 1993.[4]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and delisted in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b c d "Strand Theater". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ DiFilippo, Alyssa (25 March 1981). "... and Renovation Begins". The Cornell Daily Sun. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ Lucy Breyer (November 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Strand Theatre". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-11-10. See also: "Accompanying six photos".

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