South Fayette stalls decision on movie theater purchase

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 12, 2009 at 9:40 am

SOUTH FAYETTE, PA — A local theater could have a future as a civic center.

South Fayette commissioners are weighing whether to buy a vacant movie theater for use as multipurpose civic center, or to seek a location in the planned mixed-use Newbury development nearby.

The five-member board decided Tuesday to delay a decision on purchasing Star City Screen Works at the interchange of Interstate 79 and Route 50. Township manager Michael Hoy said the property’s owner had set a Jan. 13 deadline to accept a proposed $5 million purchase price for the building and surrounding 12 acres.

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