Strand Theatre (Marietta, Georgia)

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Coordinates: 33°57′12″N 84°32′57″W / 33.95344°N 84.54918°W / 33.95344; -84.54918

Strand Theatre
Strand Theater - panoramio.jpg
Exterior of venue (c.2010)
Full nameEarl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
Address117 North Park Square
Marietta, Georgia
United States
OwnerPhilip Goldstein
OperatorFriends of The Strand, Inc.
OpenedSeptember 24, 1935
ReopenedJanuary 8, 2009
Years active1935-76; 2009-present
Construction cost$150,000
($2.87 million in 2019 dollars[1])
Venue Website

The Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and film center in Marietta, Georgia, United States. Originally built in 1935 by the Manning-Winks Theatre Company as an art deco movie palace, it is currently the home of the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, a nonprofit arts organization specializing in live theatre, classic movies, concerts, comedy, and other special events.

The theatre closed in 1976, and was re-opened in 2008 as a result of the efforts of the Friends of The Strand, Inc.[2][3] On October 17, 2017, Earl Smith announced a donation of $500,000 towards the capital campaign in his late wife's name. The theatre was renamed the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in her honor.[4]


  1. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "The Strand Theatre -- Marietta GA - Vintage Movie Theaters on". Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  3. ^ "Atlanta Lyric Theatre Partners with Strand for Musical Season | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  4. ^ Camp, Katy Ruth. "Marietta's iconic Strand Theatre gets a new name after donation". Retrieved 2018-10-19.

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