The Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA, USA
The Strand Theatre, built in 1918 as a magnificent movie and vaudeville house, was forced to close its doors in the late 1960's due to disrepair. The City of Boston obtained the Strand by eminent domain in the early 70's and began extensive renovations. In 1979, the newly renovated, 1,400-seat, professionally equipped and wheelchair accessible Strand Theatre opened its doors once again. Since its rebirth, the Strand has played a central role in the economic and spiritual revitalization of the community it serves, and the Strand continues to be an Arts Space, Community Place in Upham's Corner, Dorchester.