Comments from SusanD

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SusanD commented about Hollywood 20 on Aug 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Loews 20 North Versailles was another one. It was only open from 1999-2001.

SusanD commented about Bank of America Theatre on Aug 19, 2010 at 9:50 am

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I’m not from Chicago, but I think you’re confusing this theatre with a similarly named one. The article you link to shows it’s address as
4901 W. Irving Park Road.

I was only in the Bank of America Theatre once, when it was known as the LaSalle Bank Theatre. I saw “Jersey Boys” with a friend of mine View link

SusanD commented about Squirrel Hill Theater on Aug 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Mr. Bean.

“I’m not sure why there is a preservation effort underway when the space where the theater sits is scheduled to be part of the redevelopment effort.”

It’s because some of us don’t like AMC and still appreciate the fare that smaller theatres like this, the Manor, and the Regent Square show. Besides, this country has gotten too over condo-ized and small businesses like these theatres provide welcome relief.

You are right though. They could have done a better job on the remodeling. There are independent cinemas that still hold their own against the big chains.

SusanD commented about Carmike Galleria 6 on Jun 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I’m glad this place is staying open. They play a nice mix of movies here.

Besides, Pittsburgh already has too many shuttered multiplexes and cinemas.

So the description of this place should be updated to state that it will remain open.

SusanD commented about Village Theatre on May 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I think I saw the early 90s version of “Dracula” here.

SusanD commented about Movies at Pinellas Park on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:53 am

Interesting that a 12 screen multiplex should be demolished after only 14 years. Of course here in the Pittsburgh Area, we have the infamous Loews 20 North Versailles which opened in 1999 and closed in 2001. We also have the Star City 14/Screenworks 14 which only lasted a few years too (and was a really nice theatre).

SusanD commented about Denis Theatre on Apr 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

Here’s some news on a fundraiser they tried to hold. Alas the snow gods of this past year weren’t kind to them View link

Here are some cool photos

SusanD commented about Squirrel Hill Theater on Apr 21, 2010 at 11:47 am

I’d like to see this theatre cleaned up and reopened. Even though this wasn’t the cleanest or most modern cinema, I used to like coming here. I really don’t like the AMC Loews Waterfront at all. I’m glad the Manor and Regent Square are still open (and within walking distance).

SusanD commented about Rave Cinemas Pittsburgh West 12 closing as of April 15 on Apr 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Yet another Pittsburgh cinema closes.

SusanD commented about Short-lived Abacoa 16 in Jupiter to be demolished on Mar 31, 2010 at 8:51 am

What a waste—to demolish a 16 screen multiplex that’s less than 10 years old.

Of course here in Pittsburgh, we have the Loews 20 North Versailles which opened in 1999 and closed in 2001.

SusanD commented about Chatham Cinema on Mar 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

My Chicago friend Catherine (who used to be on this site) says Chicago’s McClurg Court was like this place.

SusanD commented about AMC Loews Waterfront 22 on Mar 27, 2010 at 12:32 am

Oh I hope nobody inferred anything racial by my above comment.

SusanD commented about AMC Loews Waterfront 22 on Mar 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm


That’s why I prefer the Manor, even if it’s a little dingy.

SusanD commented about Manor Theatre on Mar 26, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Cinemagic closed the nearby Squirrel Hill. I hope they keep the Manor open. They show movies here that AMC won’t.

SusanD commented about AMC Loews Waterfront 22 on Mar 26, 2010 at 9:03 am


It’s in the Waterfront, which is a shopping center/“lifestyle center” built on the site of the old US Steel Homestead Works. Where once high paying industrial jobs existed, now low-paid sales clerks ring up sales of goods made in China at places like Target and Abercrombie & Fitch.

The Waterfront itself is okay, but the rest of Homestead remains devastated by the loss of the mills and it’s ancillary businesses like Mesta Machine. Check out my reviews of the Waterfront View link here. Be sure to click on the two Youtube clips for songs about Homestead.

And despite what I said above, and despite that I like this place’s archeitecture, I’m beginning to dislike this theatre.

SusanD commented about Monroe Theatre on Mar 25, 2010 at 2:36 pm

It’s amazing that Monroeville had at least three theatres and now none are left.

I still think this would be a great area for a new or modernized cinema.

SusanD commented about Bellevue Theater on Mar 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I vaguely remember this cinema. Interesting how the cinema marquee was refashioned as the dollar store sign.

SusanD commented about Squirrel Hill Theater on Mar 23, 2010 at 7:46 pm


I was born in 1977 so I don’t remember any of those theatres you listed. Still, what a rich movie going experience you’ve had.

SusanD commented about Movie World 7 on Mar 14, 2010 at 10:23 pm

Are any former Cinemettes still in business?

SusanD commented about Tinseltown USA Westchase on Mar 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm

“This is probably the record for the largest closed multiplex,”

No, the Loews' 20 North Versailles opened in 1999 and closed in 2001.

SusanD commented about Cheswick Theatre on Mar 11, 2010 at 3:08 pm

The address should be Cheswick, PA 15024. Cheswick doesn’t use the Pittsburgh Zipcodes like Penn Hills, Greentree, and Dormont do.

SusanD commented about Penn Hills Cinemas on Mar 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Penn Hills does get a bad rap. There are plenty of good areas in Penn Hills.

SusanD commented about Waterworks Cinemas on Mar 11, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Squirrel Hill is now closed. Update to my list above.

SusanD commented about After seventy-four years, Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill theater closes on Mar 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Hey, I tried to post this story last week!

SusanD commented about Squirrel Hill Theater on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:07 am


Thanks. While the Squirrel Hill had gotten run down, it was one of the few places in the ‘Burgh that would show art & indie licks as well as the mainstream ones. The others would be the Manor and the Regent Square, where my husband and I have seasons passes. I was very fortunate to have all three within walking distance to my house.

Don’t get me wrong, I like big budget mainstream films as much as the next person. Indeed me and my girlfriends got our “chick testosterone” up one niight and headed to the Dependable Drive-In to see “GI Joe”> But I really enjoy fare like “The Last Station”, “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, etc and venues that show what I like (and my husband likes) are disappearing.

Here’s a list I did on Pittsburgh area cinemas View link for another site. It’s sad how many have closed recently. Fortunately the Hollywood is up and running again and hopefully the Denis will be soon. But neither of these are close to my house.