Nov 10 2017

Strand Weekly Email: November 10, 2017

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Tonight Friday November 10, 2017 is the final movie in our 2017 Friday Night Frights series.   This month we present the 1961 classic HORROR HOTEL.   In this film a young coed goes to New England to write a paper on witchcraft.  Her professor recommends that she spend her time in a small inn called the Raven’s Inn.  There, she notices some strange happenings.  She then discovers she is marked for sacrifice.    This presentation is 76 minutes long and starts at 7:30pm.   


Next Friday November 17, 2017 we have something completely different!   We will be showing CLASSIC CHRISTMAS CARTOONS after the Holiday Parade.  The Parade starts at 7:00pm at the Porter Center.   It should be over about 8pm.   Maurice Finkel will have his calliope (weather permitting) in front of the Strand after the parade to play all your Holiday Favorites.   There is a 60% chance of showers, so we will just have to wait and see what happens.  Either way it will be dry and warm in the Strand for these holiday classics.  The event is FREE.  Come and go as you please.  Most of the cartoons run about 7 minutes.   We will have fresh Strand Popcorn ready too!


The final Friday November 24, 2017 the Strand kicks off the holiday shopping season by giving you an out….take the kids (grandkids, yourself, etc) to ELF at the Strand!   This is a FREE movie.   Showtimes are 1pm and 7pm.   Each year this movie stands the test of time as a holiday classic.   Get into the holiday spirit and avoid the checkout lines at the Strand.


Now to the Saturday line-up.   This Saturday November 11, 2017 we start the day with the Kappa Delta Phi SNOWFLAKE PRINCESS PAGEANT.   This is a fun event every year where the girls raise money for their favorite charity.   The sorority does a wonderful job of starting the habit of philanthropy in our children.   The event is free and starts at 1pm.


Later Saturday night we welcome back BROOKE STEELE AND ENDLESS HIGHWAY.  When you think of Endless Highway, you think of tunes that the band has made their own, with their own take on traditional Country/Bluegrass Music. Endless Highway takes you from the beautiful sounds and harmonies of The Stanley Brothers to Rhonda Vincent and from such artists as Loretta Lynn to the smooth vocals of Larry Sparks. They have a sweet blend of music in every show. The band has been joined by Indiana’s best regional musicians and have been making their way across the state over the past few years. Endless Highway is composed of Brooke Steele-Stephens on lead/harmony vocals/rhythm guitar, Carl Bentley on lead/harmony vocals/lead guitar, Evan Wilson on lead/harmony vocals/mandolin, and Holden Stephens on vocals/bass.  Advance tickets are available at Mickey’s T-Mart or you may purchase them at the door.   This concert will fill the Strand with the rich heritage of American music, very fitting as we celebrate our Veterans.    The concert starts at 7:30pm.


Next Saturday November 18, 2017 we welcome DR. ROCK AND THE ROLLERS to the Strand’s stage.   This group will play rock and roll from the 50s and early 60s.   It is sure to be a fun time.   Check it out!   The concert starts at 8pm and tickets are available at Mickey’s T-Mart (cash or check only), online at or at the door.  


On Wednesday November 15, 2017 our final Community Treasure Series lecture will be held at 7:00pm.   This free event will feature Joe Gaudin.   Joe will talk about the SKYLINE DRIVE-IN.   Joe has continued the tradition of drive-in movies in Shelby County at this iconic theater.   Joe will also talk about his current filmmaking projects.   Come learn more from one of our Community Treasures!


The end of the month we welcome the Shelby County Players and their production of THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNER.   In this production Christopher Robin has decided to run away with his friends Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the rest. Probably they’ll go to the North Pole or to the South Pole. For there is a dark, mysterious threat that he’s to be sent away to Education. Nobody knows exactly what or where that is, and if he’s sent to such a distant place, what can his friends possibly do without him? So it’s generally agreed that they’ll run away. As the situation becomes clearer, Christopher Robin isn’t quite so sure that running away is the answer.   Come and join the cast in laughs as they present this adaption of the A. A. Milne classic.


We continued improving the Strand this week.   Shelbyville Paint and More installed our outdoor carpet.  This special carpet grabs the dirt of your feet and helps keep our lobby clean.  We removed the old carpet during our renovation this past January.   It might have taken a little time, but we finally finished the installation of the new carpet.   


We are hard at work planning our January renovation sessions.   We have some major work to accomplish.  One of the tasks will be to remove the 1916 water tower from the area above the stage.   Did you know we had a water tower?   Volunteer Bob S. has it planned.  He said it won’t be hard, just time consuming.    When that piece of machinery is removed, we can then place our new (to us) stage lighting dimmer rack in the same location.   


We are in the home stretch of our season.   Tonight will be our 80th performance of the 2017 season, with about 20 to go.    This is all because of you, Thank You.   See you at the Strand!

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