Rockland’s Strand – A new documentary for our 100th year! August 18 & 19 at 5:30pm

by | Aug 8, 2023

New documentary by Dale Schierholt. A Strand Centennial Event!

In celebration of the 100th Birthday of the Strand Theatre, Filmmaker Dale Schierholt has directed a new documentary on the history of the theater.  “Rockland’s Strand” begins the Strand’s story when, in the early twenties, Ida Dondis and her husband Joseph saw opportunity and a future in the movies and built a new theater for Rockland on the site of a devastating fire.  Over the ensuing decades, the Strand assumed its role as Rockland’s community gathering place in times of struggle and celebration. Then, at the dawn of the new millennium, the Strand experienced three dark years of unjust closure before a glorious rebirth in 2005. The film culminates with the Strand’s evolution into the community supported non profit institution it is today. “Rockland’s Strand” is a film for those who grew up with the theater, as well as community members who have more recently made Rockland their home
and the Strand their theater.

This film is sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial, Camden National Bank, Cedarworks and Weatherend Furniture

Running time: 56 min.

Filmmakers will be in attendance, and birthday cake will be served!

Watch the Trailer

Thanks to our sponsors!