Check out this old picture of the Stand that I saw featured in an article on the B&H Photo/Video website. It was taken by Allan Weitz in the 70s or 80s.
My fist date with my now wife of 21 years was at the Strand Theatre. We saw "Cool World". What an awful movie, but still a fond memory.
it's interesting, it looks in better shape now than it did then. I love the Strand. it's one of my first memories of Wildwood. my very first day in Wildwood in 93 was so hot that we went to the Strand to cool off. We saw the movie Rookie of the Year. I'll never forget it. I even vaguely remember some of the arcade games they had in the lobby. I take pictures of the Strand each year I go, including the side sign and entrance. I always peek in, wondering what it looks like in the theaters, projection room etc. I know the stores there use it for storage, but I'm still curious.