Rave Cinemas Pittsburgh West 12 closing as of April 15
ROBINSON TWP., PA — Rave Motion Pictures will shutter the Pittsburgh West 12 on April 15. Opened in 1978 with five screens, it was acquired from National Amusements in December, 2009 and was previously known as the Showcase Cinemas West. National never followed through on plans to replace the theater with a much larger and up-to-date megaplex, and a newer Cinemark theater with stadium seating has opened nearby.
Part of the problem lies just a half mile down the road from the old Showcase Cinema where a brand new Cinemark theatre has opened its doors.
Folks who go to movies at the new facility love the stadium seating and the 12 screens, but many will miss the Showcase Cinema.
“I think it’ll be sad, because I used to come here when I was little and see movies all the time,” said Stephanie Carnahan, of Findley Township. “But I like the new movie theater.”
There is more at KDKA.com.