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Earl Smith Strand Theatre

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Address: 117 N Park Sq NE, Marietta, GA 30060-1971
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+1 770-293-0080

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Awesome place!

What a great place to experience Mel Brooks movies! The organ being played before the movies is a special touch that is appreciated by all those I bring there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 January 2017
Michael B
Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

What a great place to experience Mel Brooks movies! The organ being played before the movies is a special touch that is appreciated by all those I bring there.

1 Thank Michael B
Smyrna, Georgia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The Strand is a quaint little theatre. Almost demolished a few years ago it was saved from the wrecking ball. We have seen many excellent shows there and ticket prices are a great value. Conveniently located on the Marietta Square with many fine restaurants and cafes close by. Free parking available and convenient. Definitely recommend the Strand for any show!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were there for a play. My problem was getting someone's attention to help me go down via electric chair. Other then that it was an enjoyable evening for us.

Thank Kadriye C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

No doubt the Strand is and will be a cornerstone of the revitalized Marietta Square. It's a very nice theater. The plays I've seen there are fine populist fare with enthusiastic audiences. However, I've seen two movies there, and for the life of me could not figure out why the audience was laughing at all the "old fashioned" film making.... More 

3 Thank Jack L
Marietta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The venue has been beautifully and carefully restored. My wife and I have been to a number of concerts at the Strand and we love the place. Acoustics are great, they offer a bar and waiters. You couldn't ask for more, unless the Strand paid for the tickets.

1 Thank Cam H
Delray Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went on our own independent your of Marietta's Square and ended up at Earl Smith Strand. Theater reminds me of movie theaters I went to growing up. Make the Strand just one of the stops while visiting the Marietta Square.

1 Thank BERKY18
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This building has stood in downtown Marietta for decades. I sold tickets there back in the day and sat under the marque lights and it was wonderful. This is where I got the love of movies! This theatre still has a wonderful stage so not only live shows are here but also movies. There is a main floor and a... More 

1 Thank Bonnieexplores
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Love the Strand ..... reminds you of yesteryear at the movies or play. The Strand is a cornerstone of history for Downtown Marietta and is a Fox Theatre in the minature. They provide a broad spectrum of entertainment for all ages.

1 Thank Jeff T
Smyrna, GA
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201 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Love the Strand and all it offers. I have been to the Strand many times but this was my first time taking in the parade. The view of the 4th parade was outstanding. Plenty of drinks available as well as air condition on a sunny day. Can't miss in Marietta.

Thank trivial_matter
Marietta, Georgia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Love coming here to see a movie and especially enjoy the sing-along beforehand, though that makes my daughter cringe. I am so glad they renovated and restored this wonderful venue.

1 Thank Susan T

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