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.

There are three changes to the Strand’s operation. First, tickets will be available online for the first time, with seating assigned. Online purchases will be the preferred way to make reservations.

Second, some health and safety protocols will be in place. Fully vaccinated individuals need not wear masks, while unvaccinated patrons are required to wear them in common areas and in the auditoriums when not consuming refreshments.

Lastly, at the outset movies will be shown on weekends only. That schedule may change in the coming weeks.

Several great films have been announced as “coming attractions,’ including:

  • Fast & Furious 9
  • Black Widow
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Hotel Transylvania: Transformania
  • Jungle Cruise
  • The Suicide Squad
  • Free Guy
  • Dune
  • No Time to Die (the new James Bond film)

Stay tuned to the Strand website for online ticketing information.

Source: Strand Theatre; Photo: 1808Delaware

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