The Strand originally opened in 1923, showing silent movies. At different
times, the theater building included a dance hall and barbershop. Older
residents remember it as a place to get local news and spend an inexpensive
weekend night.

A lot had changed by the time Bob Card saw the theatre for the first time.
Much of the old theatre design had been covered up or removed, and the
theatre was only opened each summer, between Memorial and Columbus Day.
Business wasn’t booming.