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