$5 General Admission

$4 Seniors 60+


 Box Office Opens 1 Hour before Showtime

House Opens 30 minutes before Showtime

Friday & Saturday,  August 30 & 31Also September 1
Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes


The Strand is thrilled to bring this riveting historical war drama back to the Big Screen during the 30th anniversary year of its release.


Robert Gould Shaw (Broderick) leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.


Several of the extracts from Colonel Shaw's supposed letters to his mother, as heard in voice-over narration throughout the film, were actually taken from "Army Life in a Black Regiment," an 1870 book by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, who commanded the 1st South Carolina Regiment during the Civil War.


Morgan Freeman used his own experience, having served in the Air Force to inform how relationships would be formed in the unit. Freeman claimed that no one becomes fast friends during training, but partnerships are made according to strengths.  Freeman also performed all of his own stunts in this film.


Many of the first shots of the movie were taken from the 125th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1988, in which up to 15,000 participants took part. The scenes filmed at the Gettysburg Reenactment were fused into the depicted Battle of Antietam scene which was filmed in Mcdonough, Georgia. Viewers can distinguish the two separately filmed locations either by the massive amounts of reenactment troops that were at the Gettysburg event; or by the browner dry summer background of Pennsylvania in 1988, and the greener spring background of Georgia in 1989.

Friday & Saturday August 30 & 31  7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, September 1  4:00pm

1989  Rated R | Under 17 not admitted without accompanying parent or guardian | Runtime 2 hours 2 min