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Strand: 90th Anniversary Celebration set July 25th

The Strand 90th Anniversary Gala and fundraising celebration will take place on Thursday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Forge Knoll.

The event will include a silent and live auction, cocktails and food and live entertainment by Al Nathan and Joe Bolton.

Attendees will be able to have a commemorative photo next to Cary Grant’s Jaguar convertible that will be on display during the event.

Following cocktails, there will be a video presentation at the Strand highlighting its 90 year history, followed by a champagne toast.

Tickets for the entire event are $50 per person and can be purchased at the Old Forge Information Center, by calling CAP-21 at (315)369-3353 or online at www.cap-21.org.

The event is sponsored by CAP-21 and the Central Adirondack Association.

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Chicken BBQ to benefit the Strand

North Woods Lodge F&AM 849 and Dewey Old Forge Chapter #449 OES will be hosting a chicken barbeque in the parking lot of the Strand Theatre in Old Forge on Saturday, July 20 from noon until the food is gone.

The barbeque will cost $12 per person and will include a half chicken, baked beans, potato salad, roll, dessert, and a drink.

Pre-orders can be made by contacting Jan Park or by leaving a message at 369-6889.

All proceeds, following expenses, will be donated to the Save the Strand project.

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Kiwanis supports local digital conversion effort

Bob Card and Helen Zyma, owners of the Strand, Kiwanis President Jim Connerty, and Kiwanis member Doc Foley. Courtesy photo.

Bob Card and Helen Zyma, owners of the Strand, Kiwanis President Jim Connerty, and Kiwanis member Doc Foley. Courtesy photo.

The Strand Theatre in Old Forge is in the process of converting to digital projection.

The Kiwanis Club of the Central Adirondacks has a promotion that is shown prior to a number of  movies that are currently shown at the Strand which needs to be converted to the digital process.

To aid with the costs related to the conversion process, the Kiwanis Club recently donated $500 to the Strand.

During the year, The Strand hosts many community events, including the annual Kiwanis Christmas for Kids movie.

“The Kiwanis Club is pleased to assist in the conversion process. We are appreciative of the community service provided by Bob Card and Helen Zyma, owners of The Strand, and the exceptional community service that they provide,” said Kiwanis President Jim Connerty.

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Pointed Pine Quilters craft movie-themed quilt for Strand raffle

The Strand quilt by The Pointed Pine Quilters

The Strand quilt by The Pointed Pine Quilters

The Pointed Pine Quilters have produced and donated a quilt to be raffled for the benefit of the Strand Theatre’s “Go Digital or Go Dark” fund, which will help purchase needed digital projectors for the Strand’s four theaters.

Louise Watson, a Thendara quilter, brought the idea of showing support for The Strand to the quilters’ group, which agreed to create a quilt.

Claire Oehler came up with the idea of enlarging DVD images to 150%, which proved a perfect quilt square size.

Oehler chose classic films such as Casablanca and Gone with the Wind, and the contemporary films, Mama Mia, Lord of the Rings, Life of Pi and Star Wars. She enlarged and transferred twenty-five images onto fabric, then bordered each with black and white.

Watson and Oehler searched to find a black and white print fabric with an appropriate design for the quilt edges. The design is complemented by a print depicting uncoiled spools of film. Continue reading

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