Change Location × Indianapolis

    Recent Locations

      Strand Theatre Indianapolis


      • Strand Theatre Photo #1
      1 of 1
      215 South Harrison Street
      Shelbyville, IN 46176

      Map | Pre-paid Parking

      The Strand Theatre has been a mainstay of the Shelbyville, Indiana cityscape since 1916. With the exception of the transition period beginning in the sp... read more
      Strand Theatre Schedule and Tickets
      MORE INFO ABOUT Strand Theatre
      Description

      The Strand Theatre has been a mainstay of the Shelbyville, Indiana cityscape since 1916. With the exception of the transition period beginning in the spring of 2005, the Strand has been in continuous operation since opening in the spring of 1916. It is the only surviving "old" theatre in the city limits of Shelbyville. MainStreet Shelbyville, Inc., acquired the building from its owners in the summer of 2004 to help preserve this important part or our local history. There was a strong sentiment among the board members of this group that if this important step were not taken, the building, and possibly the entire block would be lost to history.

      Beginning in the spring of 2006, a transition team made up of members of the MainStreet board of directors and members of the new not-for-profit Strand Theatre of Shelbyville, Incorporated worked diligently to transfer ownership of the Strand and is assets. The focus of the new group is solely to renovate, rejuvenate and operate the Strand Theatre. On Thursday, October 12, 2006, a media event was held at the Shelbyville City Hall to announce to the public the final transition. This announcement was made with Shelbyville Mayor, Scott Furgeson, members of the board of MainStreet Shelbyville, Incorporated and members of the new board of directors of Strand Theatre of Shelbyville, Incorporated. Other groups present at the event were members of the Shelby Arts Council, the Shelby County Historical Society, the Shelby Community Band, the Blue River Community Choir and the Shelby County Players.

      The renovation started April 7, 2007. The theatre was completed and reopened as a Performing Arts Center on January 17, 2008. The renovation was made possible by the efforts of hundreds of volunteers of all ages and economic backgrounds.

      Claim this venue profile on eventful:

      Manage your venue info, images and keep your venue's schedule up to date on Eventful.

      Get Started Now!
      More Venues in Indianapolis