The Strand recently commenced a month-long celebration in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of its Re-Opening. Rockland community members joined the Strand staff to launch the festivities. Pictured are Greg Pinto, Tom Peaco, Nate Davis, Gordon Page, Frank Isganitis, Sarah Ruddy, Louise MacLellan-Ruf, Nick Ruf, Jana Herbener, Norrie Thompson, Terry Pinto, Kelsey Wotton, Liz McLeod, Eve Hupper, Dave Dailey, and Jessie Davis
The theater has been a cornerstone of downtown Rockland since it opened in 1923; as a tribute to the many memories that midcoast Maine residents have of the Strand, the theater staff invites the community to contribute their memories and stories to a collaborative scrapbook. The memories, either of experiences at the Strand or of Rockland life in general, and from the near or distant past, will be compiled into a scrapbook that will be on public view at the Strand. Each person who offers us their story or memory will be entered into a weekly drawing for a Supporter’s Level ($100) Membership; four drawings will take place: on July 10, 17, 24, and 31. Submissions can be made in person at the theater; on Facebook; or by mail to the Strand Theatre, PO Box 433, Rockland, 04841.
The celebration month will be capped off with “Rockland Days” at the theater; all Rockland residents will be invited to attend all Strand movies for free on Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2.