Source: Cinema Treasures
Opened in 1921, the Strand closed in the mid-1980s and was reopened briefly in the 1990s by a theater troupe before it closed again. The theater is now on its way back to life thanks to a $10 million restoration project that will reopen the old movie house as a concert venue. Supporters have already raised $2.6 million from federal and state grants. Plans call for the incorporation of two smaller adjoining buildings, to maximize the theater's capabilties.