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Sitting proudly, yet unassumingly on the Marietta Square, The Earl Smith Strand Theatre has been restored thanks to a generous community that has nostalgic connections to this beloved cultural gem. Restoration of The Strand has been a true community effort, and since its re-opening in 2009, musicals, classic films, concerts, and educational offerings have all graced The Strand’s stage, drawing audiences as varied as the theatre’s Cobb County home.

Gifts to the Annual Fund address the most pressing day-to-day needs of the theatre, and gifts of all sizes make a difference! Without the Annual Fund, The Strand would not be able to support the many functions which benefit the theatre’s home – both as a physical entity and as a place for varied art forms to perform and engage with the Cobb community at large. More specifically, this support funds shows, allows repairs to be made to the historic building, and covers basic costs such as lighting and air.

Friends of The Strand, Post Office Box 4186 Marietta, Georgia 30061

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The Friends of The Strand, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are tax deductible. All funds generated for the Patron Pearls Campaign are paid toward the loan which was used for construction, furnishings, equipment, and start-up operations for the Strand Theatre; funds generated for the Annual Fund are used for high-priority areas of the Theatre, as identified by staff and approved by the Board of Directors.


A Special Thanks to Our Donors:

Oscar Winner $500,000 +

A-List $250,000 – $499,999

  • John Williams
  • Marietta Board of Lights and Water
  • Robert W. Woodruff Foundation Inc.

Movie Star $100,000 – $249,999

  • Stephen W. Imler
  • Bank of North Georgia
  • Georgia Power
  • Herbert S. Goldstein Ltd Partnership
  • Wells Fargo Foundation

Headliner $50,000 – $99,000

  • AGL Resources, Inc.
  • AT&T
  • Brumby-Leonard Family Foundation Inc.
  • Cobb Development Authority
  • Cobb Energy
  • David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund
  • E. Smith Heating & Air
  • Earl and Rachel Smith
  • Kessell Steling Family
  • Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele
  • Otis Brumby
  • SunTrust Bank
  • Walton Communities

Leading Actor $25,000 – $49,999

  • DMDA
  • Atkins
  • BB&T
  • Coca Cola Bottling Company
  • Doug & Della Stoner
  • Gas South
  • Johnny Isakson
  • Maude Vaughan Foundation
  • Mingledorff’s
  • Robert and Cheryl Moultrie

Honoree $10,000 – $24,999

  • Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau
  • ProCore Solutions
  • Choate Construction
  • Gary Eubanks
  • Hardin Construction Company, LLC
  • Haynie, Litchfield & Crane P.C
  • Herbert and Mary Goldstein
  • James “Micky” Blackwell
  • Northwest Bank & Trust
  • Paul Newman
  • Renee Davis
  • SA White
  • Steve Tumlin
  • Tom and Peggy Cannon

Special Guest $5,000 – $9,999

  • Brock, Clay & Calhoun, P.C.
  • CCA && B LLC
  • Charter Bank
  • City of Marietta
  • Cobb Community Foundation
  • Cobb Preservation Foundation, Inc.
  • Croy Enhineering
  • First Landmark Bank
  • Humane Society of Cobb County Inc.
  • Jack E. Wilson
  • James L. Rhoden
  • Marietta Redevelopment Corporation
  • Mark Lee
  • O’Neill Communications
  • Peter Quinones
  • Ray M and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation
  • Sam and Lisa Olens
  • Southern National Bank
  • Terry Chandler
  • Tom and Betty Phillips
  • Yardy and Barbara Williams

In-Kind Donations

  • Airtran
  • American Cherry
  • Atlanta Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society
  • Atlanta Lyric Theatre
  • Billy Joe Royal
  • Carriage House Catering/Whitlock Inn
  • Cowboys Atlanta
  • Jim DeFrancisco
  • E. Smith Heating & Air
  • Entertainment Design Group
  • John & Sandy Everage
  • G & L Marble
  • Eve Gray / Tuscan Impressions
  • Robert & Elise McKoon
  • ModernDanish.com
  • OB Masonry
  • Sign*A*Rama
  • Top South
  • Traditions in Tile and Stone
  • Turner Classic Movies
  • Williams Tile & Marble Co.