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Don your Favorite Fedora and Come Visit the Strand Theatre

Strand TheatreUphams Corner is Changing  & so is the Strand

Uphams Corner is changing under a multi-pronged effort that seeks to both explore and identify the essential nature of the community.

Under Mayor Menino's commitment to restoring the Strand Theatre, this grand institution continues to lay claim to its anchor position within the business community. 

With no competition, the Strand is not only the anchor for any possibility of economic revitalization in Uphams Corner but it is also a symbol of the "buzz"  - that Uphams Corner will become (is becoming) a destination for the arts.


A Proud History

Imagine how proudly the Strand stood on the day it opened as a palace in 1918, ushering in the Roaring '20's. How many years of vibrant history the Strand has witnessed in its close to 100 years of existence!  How many people have passed through its doors!

Fedora HatThe fedora, a felt hat popular in the 1920's, became associated with gangsters and Prohibition.  Today, with its distinctive lines and formality, many people express their uniqueness by donning a fedora.

Like the decades of characters who have graced the stage and seats of the Strand, the fedora symbolizes a different time, a grander time. 

When you enter the Strand Theatre, carry your imaginary or real fedora with you. Allow yourself to hearken back to days of yore then gently returning to the theater's beauty today.  


Journey into Genius

Not only does the Strand Theatre have the potential for becoming a community Center for the Arts for all of Boston, but it has the ability to invite each of us individually on a journey as we enter its halls - a journey that frees us to be in touch with our genius and our creative spirits.  

We dare you!  Take inspiration from the many famous and infamous individuals who have worn their fedoras well, some examples including:  Ne-Yo, Ving Rhames, Michael Jackson, Humphrey Bogart, Beyonce, Frank Sinatra, Diane Kruger, and Baby Zoe Berman.

Don your own version of the fedora hat and, gaily dressed to the hilt, walk through the doors of the Strand Theatre for yet another amazing performance.  Transport yourself to a world where you are the star.

YouTube:  Gangster Hats and Celebrities

History of the Fedora

Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the Strand
Ne-Yo
Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the Strand
Diane Kruger
Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the Strand
Ving Rhames
Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the StrandFrank Sinatra, Chairman of the Board
Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the Strand
Beyonce
Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the Strand
Humphrey Bogart
Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the Strand
Michael Jackson



Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the Strand
Leonard Cohen
Don your Favorite Fedora & Come visit the Strand
Baby Zoe Berman
Fedora Hat
A Cute Monkey




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Posted: January 24, 2013     Nancy J Conrad
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