After seventy-four years, Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill theater closes

posted by CSWalczak on March 10, 2010 at 10:45 am

PITTSBURGH, PA — It has been a fixture on Forward Avenue for over seven decades, but the Squirrel Hill Theater is now closed. Unable to compete with newer theaters, the owner is reluctantly compelled to shut it down.

Mr. Stern added that the Manor remains profitable and is not in jeopardy of going dark. “It remains the premier specialized film venue in Pittsburgh. We will explore other alternatives and opportunities to fill the void in the market caused by closing the six screens at the Squirrel Hill Theater.”

The Squirrel Hill Theater’s future had been further jeopardized by a proposed real estate deal and the closing of Poli’s around the corner also reduced foot traffic.

Here’s the story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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Comments (3)

carolgrau on March 10, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Your a little late…This story was posted last week….

CSWalczak on March 11, 2010 at 12:27 am

Well, it has to be remembered that the procedure for submitting a news item, and that for posting news on a theater’s entry page are different here on CT. I posted this as a news item, and unless it is flagged as urgent, there is often a time lag of a week or more from the time they are submitted to the time they appear on in the center column on the CT home page, The blog editor usually posts about three items per day, Monday through Friday, and I am sure that he must make decisions regarding each item’s urgency, appropriateness, and timeliness and also wants to be fair to all posters, both those post frequently and those who post occasionally. If the item’s URL is posted on the theater’s entry page as a comment, it usually appears very quickly, as do the comments on the news items. I am sure that the number of news postings varies, and I do not know if Mike Zoldessy regularly scans comments on the various theater pages for news or if he relies on those submitted via the news posting process.

SusanD on March 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Hey, I tried to post this story last week!

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