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This was not the Alma as previously thought. The Strand was one of 3 (at least) motion picture theaters operated at different times in Alma. There was also the opera house which may have been converted to showing films also.
1900's newspaper articles indicate the Strand is the replacement for the Idlehour theater as they shared management but not facilities. That theater was more akin to a nickelodeon style house whereas the Strand was a bonafide movie house built at an expense of 60-100 thousand dollars.