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