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Strand Theater's centennial celebration a nod to history

| Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, 5:52 p.m.

The Strand Theater in Zelienople turns 100 this year, and a year-long celebration of programs and activities taking audiences through the decades is set to begin this month.

The centennial celebration will start in the 1910s with a Silent Film Festival at 2 p.m. Jan. 26. Films featuring the era's greatest stars like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Fatty Arbuckle will play to live piano accompaniment, as it would have when The Strand opened in 1914.

Classic films representing each decade from 1910 to the present also will play each month from January to November. Other decade-themed programming also is planned.

For a complete schedule of each month's events, visit

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