The Strand Theatre on the corner of Circuit avenue in Oak Bluffs is about to experience another rebirth after having been closed since the start of the pandemic.


Five years after a community campaign raised more than $1 million to renovate and reopen the Capawock and Strand, the two historic movie houses are without tenants again.

Given the current circumstances surrounding the pandemic, the Capawock and Strand theatres will go dark this summer, owner Mark Snider said Thursday.


Triumph: the Untold Story of Perry Wallace, tells the story of a the first African American to play basketball in the Southeastern conference.
The opening photograph in West Tisbury resident Max Skjöldebrand’s book of photography A Tale of Two Theaters, shows the Strand Theatre in drabby disrepair.
A Tale of Two Theaters tells the story of the renovation of the Capawock and Strand theatres.