Group Wants To Save Historic Theatre

Group Wants To Save Historic Theatre

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ATMORE, Ala. -

In the 1940's and 50's, the Strand Theatre in downtown Atmore was Escambia County's entertainment hot spot.

Locals remember the Strand as a place to escape, laugh with friends and family and unwind for a few hours while watching the latest, Hollywood Western, action cliffhanger, serial or live performance.

But this aging, 84-year old theatre is no longer open and could be sold or demolished. The owner says he was forced to close when a multiplex opened near the interstate.

A local, non-profit called the Pride of Atmore is hoping to save and re-open the movie house as a multi-purpose venue for community plays, events and a place to catch a classic movie.

The group says they're not just saving a building, but saving memories.

To help save the Strand, call the Pride of Atmore at 359-6523.  

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