Historic Strand Has Its Grand Reopening
Alex Floyd
Saturday night marks the official public opening of the Strand, the culmination of months of hard work and hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations. On Friday night, an invitation-only event was a chance to celebrate the opening of an old Vineyard institution with supporters.
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Historic Strand Theatre Reopens This Weekend
Alex Floyd

The Strand movie theatre in Oak Bluffs, shuttered since 2011, will have its grand reopening this weekend. On Friday night there will be an invitation-only event; Saturday night the Strand will open to the public with two film showings.

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Screen Time Returns to Vineyard Haven; Capawock Reopens Saturday
Megan Cerullo
The Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven and the Strand Theatre in Oak Bluffs are nearly ready for their grand reopenings to the movie-going public.
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Green Light for Movie Theatre Revival
Julia Wells

One agreement is signed and a second set to be finished that will allow two historic Vineyard movie theatres to reopen for the summer season, organizers say.

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Theatre Campaign Sees Pledges Mount Quickly
Olivia Hull

A campaign to revive two historic movie theatres has raised more than a third of its $1 million goal. Mark Snider, who created a nonprofit to renovate and lease the Strand and Capawock cinemas, said he has collected $350,000 in pledges in one week.

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Businessman Aims to Revive Two Historic Movie Theatres
Olivia Hull

Mark Snider, owner of the Winnetu Oceanside Resort and the founder of a new nonprofit, is finalizing an agreement with Benjamin Hall Jr. to lease the Capawock and Strand theatres for 10 years, and reopen them beginning this summer.

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Not Playing at a Theatre Near You
Olivia Hull

Moviegoers should not look to Oak Bluffs to catch the latest blockbusters, as both the Island and the Strand theatre are closed until further notice. The historic Island, currently roofless, will most likely not be in commission before next summer. And despite efforts to reopen it, the Strand remains out of use.

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