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Strand announces upcoming virtual movie screenings

May 12, 2020
A film still from "Up from the Streets."

Rockland — While its physical doors are temporarily closed, the Strand Theatre will continue to offer a weekly schedule of new release films that patrons can watch through public online streaming platforms. By purchasing a “virtual ticket,” movie fans can still see the films that would have shown at the theater. Once patrons have purchased a ticket, they will have several days in which to watch the film.

Upcoming films are:

"Up from the Streets - New Orleans: The City of Music" is playing May 15 though 21. Produced and directed by Michael Murphy and hosted by Oscar-nominated and six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard, "Up from the Streets" celebrates the evolution of the city's music, from early innovations in Jazz through R&B and Funk.

"Lucky Grandma" is available May 22 through 28. Set in New York City, an ornery, chain-smoking Chinese Grandma goes all in at the casino, landing herself on the wrong side of luck... and in the middle of a Chinatown gang war. A dynamic comedy directed by Sasie Sealy, it also features a new song by Akwafina.

Virtual tickets cost $12, and will be available on the Strand Theatre website during each film’s screening dates. Proceeds from the ticket purchases will be shared between the Strand and the film distribution companies, and will provide much-needed support while the theater’s doors are temporarily closed to regular shows.

For fans of the Metropolitan Opera Live In HD series, or London’s National Theatre Live programming, information is also available on the website for opportunities to stream or watch videos of past captured-live performances.

For more information, visit, email, or call (207) 594-0070. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main St.

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