Strand Theatre: Weekly Newsletter 9/15/2023September 15, 2023Strand Performing Arts Center
Weekly NewsletterVolume 17 Number 36
Our 16th Season
...Building an Audience, One Seat at a Time.
Dear Strand Fan,
Tonight is our September FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS. We are moving through the years with films from the Universal Studio Monster Series. Tonight we travel back to 1939 with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and Basil Rathbone in SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Originally shown at the Strand in February 1939, we will take you back to the same film in the same auditorium as when it was shown. The balcony will open. Tonight September 15 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at the door.Next week we continue with our highlight of Bette Davis. On Thursday we will be showing JEZEBEL (1939) and Friday will be NOW VOYAGER (1942). Sadly we postponed our performance of Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies on September 23, but are still showing this historic films in our historic venue. Thank you to Warner Bros. for making it possible for the Strand to have these presentations. The movies start at 7:30pm and tickets are available at the door.
A ROCK ‘n’ ROLL TRIBUTE – FROM ELVIS TO THE BEATLES featuring The Neverly Brothers The Neverly Brothers concerts take you on a guided musical VIRTUAL TOUR of the birth, near death and resurrection of rock n’ roll rock n roll - from 1955 to 1965. You'll learn rock history and be thoroughly entertained with their chronological song sequence, stories behind the music and vintage wardrobe changes. Their energetic stage show consists of show-stopping renditions of early hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and more!
The first half of their concert pays tribute to the music created by the 1950s American Rock n' Roll pioneers - which by 1960 had become a distant memory but became the inspiration for the next wave of young rock bands from Britain. The second half then pays tribute to the 1964 British Invasion bands that re-recorded the forgotten 1950s American rock music – along with lesser known early 1960s rhythm & blues songs, recorded their own original songs and pulled Rock n' Roll from the edge of extinction by re-inventing and re-energizing it for a new generation.
Their repertoire includes spirited performances of classics like Great balls of fire, Johnny B. Goode, Wake up little Susie, Summertime blues, That’ll be the day, Twist & shout, Roll over Beethoven, Satisfaction, You really got me, Love potion #9 and many more. Saturday September 30, 2023. The concert starts at 7:30pm and tickets are available at Shelbyville Paint, Online, or at the door. We hope to see you at this outstanding concert.*****This week had its highs and lows. The high was the successful completion of the Sin Film Festival. The films were incredible and we had filmmakers from across the country visit the Strand. We look forward to hosting again next year on September 20-22, 2024.We also had highs of great programing including our final Community Treasure Series of the year and a showing of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (editor's note: That is an interesting film to say the least!)Lows included another leak in our Coke machine. This time a valve controlling our CO2 failed. We vented almost a full tank of CO2. Luckily Steve F. as able to get a temporary fix until we can Coke repair to replace the valve. Our next low was our having to cancel the performance of Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies. We hope to schedule this in the future and garner greater audience support for this incredible entertainment opportunity for community. Finally we still don't have our AC up to full capacity. The good news is the parts are in! We will be happy to get that off the list.The Strand is a fun and happy place. We have a packed schedule for you. We hope you can make one of our many performances. As always we do this for you, our community. Thank you for the support. See you at the Strand!
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Friday Night FrightsUniversal Monster SeriesSON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)Fri September 15, 20237:30pm - $7Bette Davis MovieJEZEBEL (1938)Thurs September 21, 20237:30pm - $7Bette Davis MovieNOW, VOYAGER (1942)Fri September, 22, 20237:30pm - $7ConcertROCK n ROLL TRIBUTEELVIS TO THE BEATLESFeaturing theNEVERLY BROTHERSSat September 30, 20237:30pm $35/$35Skyline Drive-In PresentsTEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE(1974)Sat. October 7, 20232pm $7Band ConcertSHELBY COMMUNITY BAND1973-2023FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARYCONCERTSun October 8, 20233pm - FreeMovieYESTERDAYS (2019)Thursday October 12, 20237:30pm $7Friday Night FrightsUniversal Monster SeriesSON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)Fri October 13, 20237:30pm - $7Music of John LennonSPIRIT OF LENNONFeaturing Drew HarrisonSunday October 15, 20237pm - $25/$35Movie PremiereFIRST HARVEST (2023)Thurs October 19, 20237:30pm $7ConcertTERRY LEE RIDLEYand hisMILLION DOLLAR BANDSat October 21, 20237:30pm $25/$35ConcertTWITTY and LYNNSunday October 22, 20233pm $45 / $55Live on StageSAMMY TERRYhostingTHE BRIDE OFFRANKENSTEIN (1935)NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD(1968)7pm $20
"Building an audience, one seat at a time."