Strand Theater - Key West, FL
Posted by: Rayman
N 24° 33.307 W 081° 48.132
17R E 418759 N 2715924
Quick Description: A once beautiful movie house in Key West is now home to a Walgreens drugstore.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2007 6:16:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM2VN8
The Strand Theater in Key West opened in the mid-1920s as a single screen movie house that sat 800 around people. The theater closed sometime in the early 1980s and reopened as a nightclub. It remained open as a few other nightclubs until it became a Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum in 1993.
The theater was sold in December 2001 and closed in April 2002. It has since become another location of Walgreens drug store. Based on research, over the past 20 years the marquee had become damaged with parts even missing. Walgreens restored the marquee to its original status, with the exception of adding their own advertising. All of the interior has been removed and/or covered over with the exception of the balcony.
Number of Screen(s): 1
Concessions Available: yes
Year Theater Opened: Not listed
Ticket Price (local currency): Not Listed
Matinee Price (local currency): Not Listed
Web site: Not listed
Must take a photo of the theater.
Please try to include yourself or gps in the picture.
Tell of your experience at the theater, if it is still a theater. If it is no longer a theater tell of an experience from the past at the theater, if this can be done.