Aug 21 2017

THE BLIND SIDE – August 26, 2017

The Strand Theatre is moved by recent events in our national life.   We would like our patrons to start thinking about tolerance.    In order to start the conversation we are showing THE BLIND SIDE (2009) on Saturday August 26, 2017.

 

The movie is the touching story of Michael Oher, a homeless black teen, has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy and her husband, Sean, take him in.  The Tuohys eventually become Michael’s legal guardians, transforming both his life and theirs. Michael’s tremendous size and protective instincts make him a formidable force on the gridiron, and with help from his new family and devoted tutor, he realizes his potential as a student and football player.

 

Admission is FREE.

 

Strand Theatre presents

THE BLIND SIDE (2009)

August 26, 2017

7:30pm

Free Admission

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Aug 21 2017

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – August 25, 2017

Friday Night Frights returns on August 25, 2017.   This month’s feature honors the work of George A. Romero.   Mr. Romero passed away last month at the age of 77.   We are showing perhaps his best known work “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.”   This film from 1968 is a classic by any measure.  

 

The film will be introduced by Strand Volunteer BRANDEN YATES.   Branden had the good fortune of meeting and speaking with Mr. Romero.   

 

The Strand will honor all Skyline Drive-In MONSTER MOVIE FEST tickets.  You ticket to Monster Movie Fest is good for admission to Friday Night Frights.

 

Friday Night Frights

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)

August 25, 2017

7:30pm

$5

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Aug 18 2017

Strand Theatre Weekly Email – 8/18/2017

Dear Strand Fan,

 

Notice the new exterior color?   We haven’t finished yet, but it is taking shape.   The color is very deep on purpose.   First we wanted something that was dark because of the vast amount of dirt that is generated from Harrison Street.   Second, we wanted something different.   It is different!    The paint will require a second and possibly a third coat.   This will be accomplished in evening work sessions.   If you would like to help, please reply to this email with your contact info and one of the Strand’s volunteers will get in touch with you.

 

We had a trip hazard in our sidewalks.  Years ago the natural gas main was in front of the theater.   When they moved it to the back they abandoned the old valve.   It was a 12” deep hole about four inches across.   We filled that with concrete as well as other bad spots.   It is one of those little jobs that just makes you feel good to have done.    


Finally we cleaned out the lobby storage closet where we keep our marquee letters.    Oh my.   We found items from when we first renovated in 2007!   It was a mess, but is getting better and better.   We finished only about half the job.    That too will be finished in evening sessions.

 

In the closet we had our cache of old posters.   The Strand keeps everything.   Years from now the anthropologists will sift through our archive tubs like a geologist discovers the layers of sediment.    The posters brought back fond memories of wonderful performances.   The large posters were all rolled.   We unrolled them have the weighted down on stage to flatten them out.   When done they too will be in a stack.  500 posters just isn’t that big of a stack when they are neat.    They will be placed in our archive room in the office attic.   This room was the former electrical room of the original film equipment.   It is very dry, very dark, and not the easiest to access…perfect for the archives!

 

We have continued to work on our patron wifi.    So far so good.   It is almost ready to go.  (warning, tech talk ahead)  Once someone connects to the correct network, most mobile devices will automatically detect there is a captive portal, other devices will be directed to it as soon as they try to load a webpage.  All our patrons have to do is accept the terms and conditions on the portal page, and they will then be redirected to the Strand website.

 

The Free WiFi is driven by a new PC based firewall. It has 3 network connections, one connecting to the uplink from Mach1PC, one going to a Cisco switch for the Free WiFi LAN, and then the 3rd connects to the Strand’s LAN.  Again thanks to Mach1PC and Comcast for providing this connection.

 

The Community Treasure Series Lecture was interesting.  Amy Haacker, executive director of the Blue River Community Foundation gave the presentation.   We learned about all the different types of funds, accounts, and grant opportunities that are available.   The Foundation celebrates its 30th anniversary next year!    It was a great lecture.   In September we will hear from Shelby County Tourism.

 

Again, please reply to this email to let us know if you would like to be notified of our evening work sessions.    It is time to start getting things done!  

 

Thank you for the support.  We have received well wishes from across the State this week, it is very gratifying and encouraging.   We do this all be because of you.   See you at the Strand!

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Aug 16 2017

Thank You!

Thank you to all who encouraged the volunteers of the Strand Theatre during our recent ordeal.   It was devastating for our volunteers and our organization.   It is hopefully behind us now and we can do what we set out to do…improve our Quality of Life through the Arts.    We have been asked how to donate to our organization, the information is below.    Thank you for your support.

Donations can be given through the Strand Fund with the Blue River Community Foundation

Strand Fund c/o Blue River Community Foundation
54 W. Broadway Street
Suite 1
Shelbyville, IN 46176

(317) 392-7955

http://blueriverfoundation.com/donate/

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Aug 16 2017

Community Treasure Series – Blue River Community Foundation

On Wednesday August 16, 2017 the Strand presented our COMMUNITY TREASURES SERIES.   This month featured Amy Haacker, Executive Director of the Blue River Community Foundation.   We learned exciting things about the Foundation.   Amy spoke of the various fund types and how funding is distributed.  There are many wonderful things ahead as the Foundation approaches its 30th year.    Thank you to the Blue River Community Foundation for supporting our Community Treasure Series.

Amy Haacker Strand 2017

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Aug 14 2017

Upcoming Events

Community Treasure Series
BLUE RIVER COMMUNITY
FOUNDATION

August 16, 2017
7:00pm FREE

Friday Night Frights
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
(1968)
In memory of
GEORGE A. ROMERO

August 25, 2017
7:30pm  $5

Bluegrass Concert
BLACKWOOD BLUEGRASS
BAND

Septembery 5, 2017
7:30pm
Advanced Tickets available
at Mickey’s T-Mart
Skyline Drive-In
or online

Community Treasure Series
SHELBY COUNTY
TOURISM

September 13, 2017
7:00pm FREE

Comedy
COSTAKI ECONOMOPOULOS
September 23, 2017
8:00pm
$15 Advance
$20 Door
Advanced Tickets available
at Mickey’s T-Mart
Skyline Drive-In
or online

Shelby County Players
BOEING, BOEING
September 29  7:30pm
September 30  7:30pm
October 1  2:00pm
October 5 7:30pm
October 6  7:30pm
October 7  7:30pm
October 8  2:00pm

Community Treasure Series
SHELBYVILLE FIRE
DEPARTMENT
Fire Prevention Month

October 11, 2017
7:00pm FREE

Shelby County Arts Fest
COUNTY CHOIR CONCERT
October 13, 2017
7:00pm
FREE

Three Sisters Books & GIfts
POETRY NIGHT
October 18, 2017
7:00pm FREE

Rock Steady Boxing
COMEDY FUNDRAISER
October 20, 2017
7:30pm

Tribute Concert
TERRY LEE and the
ROCKABOOGIE BAND

October 21, 2017
7:30pm
$15 Advance
$20 Door
Advanced Tickets available
at Mickey’s T-Mart
Skyline Drive-In
or online

JFK Document Release
JFK LECTURE
October 24, 2017
7:00pm
FREE

JFK Document Release
JFK (1991)
Directed by Oliver Stone
October 25, 2017
7:30pm
$5

Rock & Roll Concert
LAURA HARMON’s
HALLOWEEN SPECTACULAR

October 28, 2017
8:00pm

Comedy
HEYWOOD BANKS
November 4, 2017
7:30pm
$15 Advance
$20 Door
Students $10
Advanced Tickets available
at Mickey’s T-Mart
Skyline Drive-In
or online

Community Treasure Series
SKYLINE DRIVE-IN
November 15, 2017
7:00pm FREE

Shelby County Players
THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER
December 1-3
December 8-10

Comedy
DONNIE BAKER
2 Shows 7pm & 9:30pm
December 16, 2017

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Aug 14 2017

Community Treasure Series Lecture – 8/16/2017

WEDNESDAY

AUGUST 16, 2017 7:00pm

BLUE RIVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

AMY HAACKER, Executive Director presenter

Free Admission

The Strand’s Community Treasure Series continues in August with a presentation about the Blue River Community Foundation.

The Blue River Community Foundation identifies, promotes, supports, and manages programs that will enhance the health, cultural, educational, social and civic long terms needs of Shelby County.

The Foundation’s vision is to encourage philanthropy and inspire action that improves all lives and builds stronger communities in Shelby County.

BRCF Marquee CTS

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Amy Haacker

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