Martha's Vineyard Theatre Foundation

Future Uncertain for Capawock, Strand as Nonprofit Pulls Out

Five years after a community campaign raised more than $1 million to renovate and reopen the Capawock and Strand, the two historic movie houses are without tenants again.

Classic Theatres, State of Art Technology; a Blockbuster Combo

Earlier this spring the Strand and Capawock theatres opened their doors for a second season as part of the Martha's Vineyard Theatre Foundation. The foundation hopes to build off last summer’s success which saw nearly 25,000 people attend screenings at both theatres.

Full House for Grand Reopening at Capawock Theatre

The scene at the opening gala on Friday night was in many respects back to the way it used to be: a crowd filling the seats, popcorn popping in the lobby and a film on the big screen. The Capawock opens to the public Saturday evening.

Screen Time Returns to Vineyard Haven; Capawock Reopens Saturday

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.

Renovations in Full Swing at Capawock, Strand

A newly renovated Capawock theatre in Vineyard Haven is quickly taking shape, and on Monday afternoon, the front doors were wide open and the occasional visitor wandered in. An opening gala is set for May 29. It's the same story at the Strand in Oak Bluffs, with an opening planned for June 19.

Green Light for Movie Theatre Revival

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.

Theatre Campaign Sees Pledges Mount Quickly

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.

Businessman Aims to Revive Two Historic Movie Theatres

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.