Berkeley in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Strand (Elmwood) Theater
Albert W. Cornelius, Architect
— 1914 —
designated in 1982
A fire closed the theater again in 1988. When it was rumored that the building would be replaced with shops, friends of the theater created the Elmwood Theater Foundation which purchased and renovated the building with a City loan. The theater reopened in 1994.
Erected 2000 by Berkeley Historical Plaque Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1982.
Location. 37° 51.405′ N, 122° 15.193′ W. Marker is in Berkeley, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on College Avenue south of Asby Avenue (California Route 13), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2966 College Avenue, Berkeley CA 94705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Original Location (1968) (a few steps from this marker); Bill's Trading Post and Gem Gallery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Kelsey Ranch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Star Grocery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Claremont Public Improvements (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Muir School (approx. half a mile away); Claremont Court Gate and Street Markers (approx. half a mile away); Anthony Boucher: Editor and Writer (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley.
Regarding Strand (Elmwood) Theater. The Strand Theatre was operating prior to 1941. It was actually listed as (Closed) in 1941 through to 1943. Reopened again by 1950 it was still the Strand Theatre in 1952.
Later renamed Elmwood Theatre, by 2009 it was operated by the independent Rialto Cinemas chain.
Source: Cinema Treasures - http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/5085
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