STRAND spotlight

The Strand Theatre will present the 2023-24 season of The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live high-definition cinema simulcasts from New York City. 

The 17th season opens on Saturday, October 21, 2023, with a live transmission of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, a Met premiere in a new production by Ivo van Hove, starring mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as Sister Helen Prejean. The 2023–24 Live in HD season features two additional company premieres, Anthony Davis’s X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X and Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas, the company’s first opera in Spanish in nearly a century; new productions of Bizet’s Carmen and Verdi’s La Forza del Destino; and revivals of Verdi’s Nabucco, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Puccini’s La Rondine, and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. 

The Met: Live in HD series has increased accessibility to Met performances for audiences around the world. Met artists serve as hosts for the Live in HD series, providing background on the operas, introducing exciting behind-the-scenes features, and conducting live interviews with stars, crew, and production teams.

Find more info and tickets here.

This season’s series is generously supported by Camden Law.

The Strand Theatre seeks stories about the theater from the community for our Summer Story Drive.

Do you have a fond or funny memory of the Strand Theatre? We want to hear it!

The Strand has survived the ups and downs of its first century thanks to the many community members that attended movies, shows or community events, or supported more recently with memberships or donations. Now, through our Summer Story Drive, we would like to celebrate all of these years of experiences and engagement by preserving the memories and stories of this sustaining community! The stories that are collected may be utilized in a film that is being made about the theater. Stories can be any length and any subject matter—as long as it relates to the Strand Theatre. Photo or video accompaniment encouraged!

Please send us your Strand Theatre story by August 1. To submit a story via voicemail: call 207-594-0070 ext. 8. To email it, send to: [email protected].

Email any questions to [email protected]

Thank you!

Join us for 100 YEARS OF MOVIES, a series of films spanning the past century!

This series presents films from every decade the Strand has been in operation, chosen for how they represented the filmmaking style and perspectives of their time. In addition to well-known films, the titles will include lesser-known, high quality releases that have been overlooked, as well as underrepresented movies and directors. The films were curated by Alicia Malone, a host on Turner Classic Movies (TCM); and Strand House Manager Liz McLeod, also a film historian. Each film will be introduced by Malone or McLeod, or a special guest presenter.

Visit our FILMS page to see what's coming up next!

Get your 100 Years of Movies BIG TICKET, for guaranteed access to all the films in this year-long series (two films each month)! Just $150, and available at our box office when we're open for shows, or by calling the box office at 594-0070.

On Monday, January 16, AIO (Area Interfaith Outreach) Food and Energy Assistance will host its third Fill The Strand food and funds drive to benefit their Food Assistance, Energy Assistance, Weekend Meal, and Diaper Assistance Programs. This event challenges the community to fill every seat in the historic theater with bags of food and funds for AIO’s programs. Learn More

Everything must go, to make room for new merchandise coming this spring! Pick up these great deals is our obby when we're open for shows, while supplies last!

MUG   $7.50  (was $15)

TASTING GLASS   $2.50  (was $5)

THERMAL BOTTLE   $12.50   (was $25)

T-SHIRT   $10   (was $20)

HOODIE  $20   ($40)

Midcoast Maine's premier entertainment venue is looking for part time, nights-and-weekends concession staffing. 5-10 hours per week, competitive starting pay, free movies and popcorn, and we'll work with you to make your schedule fit your life. Must be able to lift and carry 35 pounds, be personable, and enjoy working with the public! Must be 17 to apply. Contact Liz McLeod at , or stop by the Strand any time during operating hours to pick up an application.

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