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Over the years, The Strand Theater Initiative has generated an impressive amount of publicity. The media has taken a great interest in The Initiative and reported on our progress. As the PR activities continue, more and more members of the community have voiced their support of this cause.

Any individual, civic group or business that aids in this revitalization project would enjoy a significant amount of publicity and community goodwill. Listed below is the archive of articles that have been printed to date.


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11/24/10 - Holiday Music Set at The Strand (Cranberry Eagle)

10/07/10 The 2nd Annual Heroes for Autism, The Variety Show (Butler Eagle)

9/6/10 Brackenridge Native Mangini to Headline One-Woman Show (Valley News Dispatch)

8/16/10 All That Jazz (Ellwood City Ledger)

6/26/10 Zelie-Harmony Chamber Honors Pair for Efforts (Butler Eagle)

6/26/10 Strand Named Champ (Butler Eagle)

06/17/10 Small Movie Theaters Looking for a Niche in Megaplex Era (Pgh Post Gazette)

6/3/2010 Zelie, Harmony Share Goals (Butler Eagle)

5/13/2010 Strand Theater Silent Film Festival Starts (Butler Eagle)

5/1/2010 Penn Theatre Leaders Learn about Other Revitalizations (Butler Eagle)

4/29/2010 Strand Goes Local with Movie Fest (Butler Eagle)

04/14/2010 Drug Use, Bullying are Major Issue (Cranberry Eagle)

01/27/2010 Meal, Concert Slated at Strand to Benefit Earthquake Victims (Cranberry Eagle)

01/25/2010 Meal, Concert Slated in Zelie to Aid Earthquake Victims (Butler Eagle)

11/25/09 Now That It's Open, Zelienople's The Strand Theater Can Celebrate Christmas  (PG)

7/24/09 Debbie Reynolds shines at Strand Theater (Ellwood City Ledger)

7/24/09 Reynolds brings act to Zelie (Butler Eagle)

7/23/09 Debbie Reynolds at The Strand Theater (KDKA-TV)

7/23/09 Debbie Reynolds keeps the show going with one-woman performance (Post Gazette)

7/23/09 Resurrecting the Strand Theater in Zelienople (Post Gazette Video)

7/23/09 Ladies and gentlemen: The Strand Theater returns  (Post Gazette)

7/17/09 Strand back in business (Butler Eagle)

7/14/09 Debbie Reynolds' shows to cap Strand Theater reopening in Zelienople  (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

7/12/09 Curtain to open at Zelienople theater for first time in decades (Beaver County Times)

7/10/09 The Strand Theater Newly Renovated (KDKA-TV)

7/2/09 Lights! Camera! Action! Return to The Strand Theater (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

7/2/09 Strand Theater in Zelienople to reopen with festivities (Post Gazette)

6/20/09 Strand slates grand opening (Butler Eagle)

6/10/09 Theater plans Walk of Fame (Butler Eagle)

4/23/09 Taking a Stand to Save The Strand (Pine Creek Journal)

4/23/09 X-Men Premiere By-Passes Zelienople (Post Gazette)

4/16/09 Zelienople Wants Your Vote for X-Men Premiere (Post Gazette)

4/11/09 Strand Seeks Film Premiere (Butler Eagle)

4/9/09 Zelienople 16063:  Vote for the Premiere (Post Gazette)

9/2/08 Zelie theater work nears completion (Butler Eagle)

10/18/07 Northern Nightmares Tour Guide (KDKA-TV)

10/14/07 Strand's Nightmare Tour is one weird ride (Pittsburgh PG)

10/5/07 Strand plans annual Taste of New North (Butler Eagle)

8/25/07 Strand Theater work could finish by spring (Butler Eagle)

7/8/07 Residents say quaint Zelienople has it all (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

6/27/07 The Strand Theater's Seat Silent Auction (WPXI)

6/15/07 Inmates run the show at old Strand Theater (Pittsburgh PG)

6/11/07 Inmates help with theater restoration (Butler Eagle)

4/19/07 'Broadway' dinner benefits Strand Theater Initiative (Butler Eagle)

1/4/07 Nonprofit group gets grant to restore Zelienople theater (Pittsburgh PG)

1/1/07 Work could soon start on Zelienople theater (Butler Eagle)

12/9/06 Art students, theater team up (Butler Eagle)

11/29/06 Zelie parking deck proposed (Butler Eagle)

10/30/06 Strand to Showcase Artwork (Butler Eagle)

10/18/06  Treat for the Ears (Butler Eagle)

10/18/06  Northern Nightmares Benefits Strand Theater Dream (North/Mcknight/Pine Journal)

10/05/06 Nightmare Festival hopes to scare up funding (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

10/04/06 Nightmare Tour will Haunt Zelie, Harmony (Butler Eagle)

9/24/06 Strand Theater Hosting Northern Nightmares (Pod-Cast KDKA-TV)

9/24/06 Kaufman House Participating In Taste Of The New North (Pod-Cast KDKA-TV)

8/02/06 Film Series will Benefit Strand (Butler Eagle)

7/21/06 Seneca Graduate Brings Cabaret Act Back Home (Butler Eagle)

7/20/06 Film Series Returns to the Strand (North/Cranberry/McKnight Journal)

7/06/06 Strand Theater Group will Showcase Movies (Butler Eagle)

7/5/06 Patriots on parade (Butler Eagle)

7/1/06 No Place Like Home (WQED Pittsburgh Magazine)

6/27/06 Zelie Celebrates 4th of July (Butler Eagle)

6/14/06 Mars Teen Makes History (Butler Eagle)

6/4/06 History Channel Rewards High School Philanthropist (Pod-Cast KDKA-TV)

5/31/06 Cesare wins History Channel contest (Cranberry Journal)

5/31/06 Mars Train Station Photo (Train Collectors Association)

5/31/06 Mars Current Photos (Purvis Brothers, Inc.)

5/25/06 North Young Achiever (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

5/1/06 See Our 1st EVER TV AD on PCNC, Ch. 11's Cable Network!

1/1/06 Preserving history is student's mission (Pittsburgh PG)

12/14/05 Strand Theater Initiative receives $400K grant (Cranberry Jounal)

12/9/05 Strand effort gets grant (Butler Eagle)

10/19/05 'Taste of the New North' fun for all ages (Cranberry Journal)

10/16/05 At nightmare's end (Pittsburgh PG)

9/1/05 Southwestern Pennsylvania's Haunted House 2005 Guide (swpenna.com)

8/9/05 Students invited to write ghost tale (Butler Eagle)

8/8/05 Silver screams (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)

8/5/05 Strand Theater offers classic film series throughout summer months (North Hills News Record)

8/5/05 Try your hand at writing a ghost story (North Hills News Record)

8/4/05 Bulletin Board: A weekly roundup of things to do in North communities (Pittsburgh PG)

4/27/05 Strand has big plans for summer

4/3/05 Strand Initiative buys building to expand theater facilities

2/9/05 Sentiment, substance intersect at The Strand

2/2/05 Strand Theater receives long overdue facelift

2/2/05 Flashy marquee gives old theater a new look

12/8/04 Strand Theater offers bevy of unique gifts

9/29/04 Classic monster film series to benefit flood relief

7/16/04 Event benefits Strand Theater

7/7/04 North Opinion / Viewpoint: Beverly Hills Hotel could use an angel

6/23/04 We need a chapter of Renovators Anonymous

6/16/04 As restoration continues, fund raising kicks into high gear for Strand Theater

5/26/04 New benches, trash cans installed for Harmony bicentennial

4/30/04 North Showcase

4/30/04 Music in Beaver County Times

4/29/04 Showcase to aid Strand's restoration

4/25/04 Theater initiative to showcase local talent

4/22/04 WBUT Radio Interview With Ron Carter (Windows Media Player)

4/13/04 Second Annual North Pittsburgh Musical Showcase

4/ 6/04 Open Auditions Announced For Production Of The Fantastic

3/17/04 ZeliePalooza to benefit The Strand

3/9/04 One time drama student finds his dream role in restoring Strand Theater

Fox 53 10 O'clock News Video on the Strand

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Trib North, Thursday, July 25th, 2002, Feature Story

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, North Section, Wednesday, June 12th, 2002, Mention

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, New North Section, Sunday, June 2nd, 2002, Cover Story

Butler Eagle, Thursday, May 2nd , Letters to the Editor

Zelienople News Weekly, Wednesday, April 17th, 2002, Front Page article

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The New North Section, Sunday, April 14th, 2002, Feature Story

Butler Eagle, Sunday, April 14th, 2002, Front Page article

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Trib North, Saturday, April 6th, 2002, Feature Story

Zelienople News Weekly, Wednesday, March 6th, Feature Story

Butler Eagle, Monday, March 4th, 2002 Feature Story

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, New North Section, Sunday , February 24th , 2002- Feature Story

Zelienople News Weekly, Wednesday, January 2nd, 2002 Feature Story

Butler Eagle, Friday, December 28th, 2001 Front Page Feature Story

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sunday, December 16th, 2001 Article Mention

Zelienople News Weekly, Wednesday, December 12th, 2001 Editorial

Zelienople News Weekly, November 14th , 2001

Zelienople News Weekly, Wednesday, November 7th , 2001 Article Mention

Zelienople News Weekly, October 31, 2002, Letters

Seneca Scout, Volume 38, Issue 1, October 2001 Front Page Feature Story

Zelienople News Weekly, Wednesday, October 10th, 2001 Feature Story

Butler Eagle, Tuesday, September 4th, 2001, Feature Story

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2001 - Cranberry Journal Star

Thursday, August 16th, 2001 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette, New North Issues Section

Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - Cranberry Eagle, Cover Story

Sunday, July 29, 2001 - FOX 53 10 O'Clock News, Feature Story of The Strand Theater

Sunday, July 9, 2001 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette, New North Section Feature Story

Sunday, June 17, 2001 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette, New North Section
Multiple Paragraph Mention in Penn Cinema Closing Story

Wednesday, June 13, 2001 - Pittsburgh Tribune Review, North Section Feature Story

Wednesday, June 6, 2001 - Zelienople News Weekly Front Page, Feature Story

Sunday, June 3, 2001 - Cranberry Eagle Feature Story

Wednesday, May 30, 2001 - Butler Eagle Front Page Feature Story

 Last Update: 08/25/16


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