Sep 21 2018

Strand Weekly Newsletter: September 21, 2018

Published by at 6:48 pm under Weekly Emails

Tonight Friday Night Frights returns.   This month we are screening BLOODY PIT OF HORROR (1965).   The movie was filmed in Italy.   The US version, which we are showing, runs 74 minutes.   This film is a classic example of the Gothic Italian Horror genre.    A movie like this would most likely not be made today. Friday Night Frights takes us back to when the Strand was a movie theater, and this was standard late night weekend fare.   Join us at 7:30pm tonight for BLOODY PIT OF HORROR.


Tomorrow’s concert by the Cincinnati based group COLLY has been postponed.   We hope to have them return in 2019.  This is a very talented group and we were one stop on a 40 venue tour.   We look forward to hearing their music in the Strand next year.


Next week the Shelby County Players open their production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST.    The play is based on the 1962 novel by Ken Kelsey.   In 1963 shortly after the novel debuted, the stage adaptation by Dale Wasserman was produced.   Over fifty years of productions have been produced including the 1975 film. The book is considered one of the best American novels of the twentieth century.   The title of the book (and play) is derived from a nursery rhyme:


Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn,

Apple seed and apple thorn,

Wire, briar, limber lock

Three geese in a flock

One flew East

One flew West

And one flew over the cuckoo’s nest


ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST opens on Friday September 28th.  Curtain is at 7:30pm. The production runs Friday Saturday and Sunday the first week.  Thursday through Sunday the second week. Sunday matinees start at 2pm. We hope you can attend the Players’ presentation of this American theatrical classic.  


Drip Drip Drip.   Somewhere in the Strand we had a fixture that was left running.  How do we know this? Normally our water bill is $40 per month. This month is was $200.   This happens more than we would like. Our volunteers are working on a solution to solve this problem.    


BOB ZANY is performing on October 13th.   You hear Bob on the nationally syndicated radio show Bob & Tom.    He is a clever entertainer. This will be his third performance at the Strand.   Each time we are amazed and laugh hard. His jokes sometimes take a few seconds to soak in.   It will be a great night of comedy by a nationally touring artist right here in downtown Shelbyville.   Tickets are available online at and locally at Mickey’s T-Mart (cash or check only).    Come support our efforts to bring wonderful entertainment to Shelby County.    Bob’s comedy is for mature audiences only. The bar is provided by Pasghetti’s and The Fly.   


PULP FICTION is on tap for October 26th.  This movie by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was nominated for seven Academy Awards.    For those who know the film, it is quirky! The title refers to the popular magazine and hardboiled crime novels of the day that know for their graphic violence and punchy dialog.  Come have fun with us as we watch PULP FICTION.


This week we had a young performer film her audition tape on our stage.   It is always amazing hearing the wonderful music wafting out of the auditorium as they diligently perfect and record the performance.   We do this often and it is always fun.


Lot of things good things are happening at the Strand and in Shelby County.   Before you come to Friday Night Frights, stop by BBQ & BREWFEST in Downtown Shelbyville.   It too is tonight, how convenient!


Thank you for your support.   The Strand might be ordinary in our own community, but we are unusual in what we present and how we operate the theater.    See you at the Strand!

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