THE STORY: This medal commemorates the Strand Theater, Modesto, CA. Located in downtown Modesto
between 1921 and 1984, the Strand Theater served movie goers for over half a century. During the early twenties through the
fifties, the Strand Theater not only entertained its audiences, but also served a cultural and information center with its
newsreels. The medal depicts the theater in its heyday with two vintage automobiles parked in front.