The Capawock Theatre in Vineyard Haven and the Strand Theatre in Oak Bluffs are nearly ready for their grand reopenings to the movie-going public. The newly-renovated Capawock reopens on Saturday to screen its first film in three years, and the Strand will reopen June 20.
"I've loved these theatres since I was a kid," Said Mark Snider, owner of the Winnetu Oceanside Resort in Edgartown and founder of the nonprofit Martha's Vineyard theater foundation, who has been the leading force behind the theatres' re-openings. "It was painful to see them closed and derelict, so I started a path to put them into a nonprofit to negotiate leases with the owners of the building and raise money to restore them".
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