Newsletter – 09/11/2020

Dear Strand Fan, 

Please note we will not be having our weekly work session this Saturday September 12, 2020.   

Jim DeWitt passed away on September 8.   Jim and his family were owners of the Strand for over 4 decades.  Due to their stewardship and dedication, the Strand was ready for its new chapter with our organization.   Had it not been for the DeWitt family, our Strand would not exist.

It is with great sadness and out of tremendous respect we are cancelling this week’s work session so we can attend Jim’s visitation and funeral.    

When we were renovating the Strand back into a single auditorium venue, we often had questions of how and why?   A quick trip next door to Stage Door Graphics, and either Jim or his brother Dick would come over.   In an instant, and with forty years of experience, they could point us in the right direction.     

There are two local institutions that owe our existence to the DeWitts.   The Strand and the Skyline Drive-In.   Both are thriving today because they left us a legacy of success.

May his memory be a blessing.

James W. Dewitt 1943-2020


The Strand also remembers and honors those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001.   We have all been affected by that tragedy.   May we never have to face that again.