Life in Delaware County

Strand Theatre Reopening On June 18

8 Jun , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

It’s been a long time. A long, long time. All good things come to those who wait, however.

Delaware’s wonderful Strand Theatre — one of the oldest in America in continuous operation — will be welcoming guests in for the best in movie experiences starting on Friday, June 18.

The venue has been closed for some time awaiting the lessening of state health guidelines related to the pandemic. Those restrictions have been loosened, and as Delaware County has routinely had the highest vaccination rates in Ohio, it seemed the ideal time to re-open the Strand.

The theatre opened in April 1916 with the latest in early 20th century technology, as our recent story shared. More…

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Business

Strand Theatre Wins Business Innovation Award

5 May , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

There is little doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, a major impact on retailing across Delaware County.

That includes the streets of downtown Delaware, where usually active retailers and other businesses saw far fewer customers and, in many cases, had to engage in expensive efforts to make their establishments safe for customers. While some money was received to help compensate for those expenses, shortfalls remain.

Some businesses used remarkable creativity to address this challenge, including Delaware’s own Strand Theatre on Winter Street. More…

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History/Tourism

Landmarks Of Delaware County: The Strand Theatre

21 Apr , 2021  

By 1808 Delaware

This week, we take a brief look at Delaware’s Strand Theatre, one of the oldest continually operating movie theatres in the country.

The celebrate this local icon, we thought we would share a special edition of Landmarks of Delaware County by looking back at the day that “The House Beautiful,” as it was referred to by the Delaware Daily Journal-Herald, opened to the public.

The paper’s April 8, 1916 edition heralded the arrival of the theatre with a full page ad featuring a letter from proprietor Henry Bieiberson, Jr.. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Community Film Series Sponsored By OWU

17 Feb , 2019  

This past week we shared a post about the upcoming Documentary Film Festival coming to Ohio Wesleyan University later this month.

As it turns out, that’s not the only film event hitting Delaware County this spring.

The Community Film Series returns to the Strand Theatre this year for seven weeks in March and April. The annual series is a collaboration between the historic movie theatre, 28 E. Winter St., Delaware, and the Ohio Wesleyan University Department of English and Film Studies Program. More…

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