Strand Theatre, East State Street, Ithaca, early 1920s. The Strand opened in 1917 for stage plays and “high class” vaudeville. Saturday night tickets could be bought for 27 cents, and weekday matinees cost a dime. Many Ithaca theaters were used to test new plays later destined for Broadway. Basil Rathbone, Orson Welles, and Katharine Hepburn all performed at the Strand.
From the Photo Archives of The History Center in Tompkins County
General Photo Collection O28.27