Enfield Legislators Applaud Funding for Strand Theater

January 26, 2015

Area legislators are applauding the Jan. 23 announcement that $200,000 in state funding will go to support assessment and reuse planning for the historic Strand Theater in Thompsonville.

The theatre was built in 1937. It closed in the 1970s, reopened in the 1980s, and now is closed again.

“It’s very good news for Thompsonville,” Sen. John A. Kissel said of the funding. “There are many residents in our community who have been focused on restoring this property to productive use. This funding will move us toward that goal, and we will continue to our efforts to revitalize downtown.”

“The Save Our Strand Group has been working tirelessly to raise money to fund the Strand Theater’s renovation. I am so glad that our community is getting the generous assistance it needs from the state to ensure that this once prominent building can open its doors again,” said Rep. David Kiner.

“The $200,000 grant represents an investment that is certainly welcomed,” Rep. David Alexander said. “I am pleased that Enfield was included in the award announcement by Governor Malloy to support reuse planning for the Strand Theater in Thompsonville.”