The Strand Theatre
345 Main St
Rockland , ME 04841
Phone: 207-594-0070
Secondary: Business office 207-701-5053
Hours: See website for schedule

The Historic Strand Theatre, located in downtown Rockland on the coast of Maine, has been entertaining audiences since 1923. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the theater underwent an extensive renovation in 2005, which included new sound and projection equipment, a fully restored interior and exterior, and a bright new marquee. (click here for a complete Strand History)

In 2014, the theater became a non-profit organization, and is now owned and operated by the Friends of the Strand Theatre.

Today, the Strand Theatre is a multi-use venue offering the best of current independent and world cinema, live musical performances & concerts, comedy, conferences, The Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre of London Live In HD broadcasts, and other special events on our stage and screen.

MOVIES AT THE STRAND Film programming at the Strand includes an on-going regular schedule of current independent, documentary, and foreign film titles. We also offer special film series, the occasional retrospective and classic film, film festivals, and special film events in conjunction with local organizations and partners including; the Saltwater Film Society, The Camden International Film Festival, The Farnsworth Art Museum, and others. At The Strand, seeing a movie is also about the experience. We present movies the way they were meant to be seen... on The Big Screen and in the restored beauty of a 1923 classic movie-house. The theater is equipped with state-of-the art projection and Dolby-digital surround sound, and our trained projectionists take great care to give our audience the best movie-going experience possible. In addition, our concession staff pops some of the best popcorn around! To keep track of what’s playing at the Strand, you can Sign up for our weekly email update.

LIVE PERFORMANCE AT THE STRAND The Strand Theatre presents a diverse year-round program of live music, performing arts, and other special events, including the Strand's ongoing concert series of live music featuring some of the finest established and emerging folk, roots, blues, and world music artists from around the globe. We also present a variety of performances broadcast LIVE via satellite including; The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD, theatrical productions from The National Theatre of London, and much more. Come join us for a memorable evening of enriching entertainment & musical artistry in our intimate 350-seat venue. New shows are added frequently... please check back often or sign up for our weekly email update.

GoldenOak in Live Concert this Saturday!

The Strand Theatre presents Indie soul-folk band GoldenOak in a live outdoor concert taking place at the Owls Head Transportation Museum on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5pm. GoldenOak's music is rooted by the natural landscape, and their songs move in an original yet grounding direction. The Maine ...
Short Film contest for middle & high school students

The STRAND YOUTH FILM FEST is an opportunity for young people living in Midcoast Maine and surrounding areas to create and submit their own short films! Entry deadline is Oct. 31. Please note that films can be shot using an iPhone or iPad, and editing using an app such as Storybuilder, DIY doc, ...
NEW FRENCH SHORTS 2020 Next up as virtual screening

Available for streaming May 29 - June 4 You can purchase a digital screening of NEW FRENCH SHORTS 2020 for $12, after which you'll have 5 days to watch the film at home. Your purchase of a virtual ticket supports the Strand Theatre! This showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices ...
Watch this new movie about New Orleans and its music!

UP FROM THE STREETS: New Orleans - City of Music is a feature length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music. Available to watch at home May 15 - 21 by purchasing a Virtual Ticket via the Strand Theatre website. New Orleans has a distinct history as a ...
Heartland roots-rock from JOSHUA DAVIS

Sat., April 4 at 7:30pm Michigan's Joshua Davis was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land. Speaking or singing, the voice of Joshua Davis is a disarming instrument: weathered and warm, as capable of conjuring confessional intimacy on a global stage as it is of ...

Back to the Future Fun!