Comments from SusanD

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SusanD commented about Penn Hills Cinemas on Mar 11, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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

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SusanD commented about Waterworks Cinemas on Mar 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm

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

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SusanD commented about After seventy-four years, Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill theater closes on Mar 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Hey, I tried to post this story last week!

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SusanD commented about Squirrel Hill Theater on Mar 6, 2010 at 8:07 am

Norelco,

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.

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SusanD commented about Squirrel Hill Theater on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm

Yep, what a shame.

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SusanD commented about Silverdome Drive-In on Mar 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm

TLSLOEWS,

I used to be in a Pittsburgh-based band called EPONYMOUS. These days I give music lessons.

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SusanD commented about Screenworks 14 closes on Mar 3, 2010 at 2:05 pm

I believe this place is sitting vacant now.

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SusanD commented about Loews 20 North Versailles on Mar 3, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I know tlsloews. I was here the week it opened.

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SusanD commented about Cheswick Theatre on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:13 am

Well said, Beansie. I like multi-plexes but you echoed my sentiments. I think there should be room for the small operator too.

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SusanD commented about Maxi-Saver Cinemas on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

tlsloews,

Don’t get me wrong, I like this place. It’s just a little far from my house.

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SusanD commented about Dormont Theatre on Feb 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I thought for a moment that this was the old South Hills/Cinema 4. I did a Google Maps “Streetview” search on the address and “2885 West Liberty Avenue” appears to have been a Evans TV Store. Unless the Dormont Theatre was a storefront/nickelodeon, there’s nothing to indicate a theatre was ever here.

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SusanD commented about Maxi-Saver Cinemas on Feb 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm

Mike Rivest,

The link doesn’t work.

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SusanD commented about Efforts intensified to renovate, reopen Denis Theater on Feb 3, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I’m hoping this place can get renovated.

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SusanD commented about Garden Theatre on Jan 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm

With the advent of VCRs, this had to be one of the last porno theatres anywhere.

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SusanD commented about Perry Theatre on Jan 27, 2010 at 1:54 pm

My husband has a book on Pittsburgh Railways in the early 1960s. There are a couple of photos of Pittsburgh streetcars passing this theatre, which was already closed by this time.

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SusanD commented about Silverdome Drive-In on Jan 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Somebody just bought the Silverdome for pennies on the dollar. What will become of this place?

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SusanD commented about Irving Mall 14 on Jan 12, 2010 at 8:29 am

I was at the nearby American Airlines Training Center for a week-long seminar. Some of my colleagues and I took a cab over here to see a show. Not a bad place to see a movie.

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SusanD commented about Cheswick Theatre on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:21 am

Any news on this place?

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SusanD commented about Regent Square Theater on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:06 am

The Three Rivers Film Festival is going on here right now. I encourage everyone to attend.

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SusanD commented about Cheswick Theatre on Nov 10, 2009 at 8:32 am

It’s a shame this place closed. Pittsburgh is losing its independent, locally-owned cinemas.

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SusanD commented about Hollywood Theater reopens on Aug 3, 2009 at 9:30 am

I really hope that this place succeeds. It failed under previous management. My husband and I saw “Dreamgirls” here and we really enjoyed the theatre.

Here’s hoping the Denis does well too.

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SusanD commented about Cinema 4 on Jul 22, 2009 at 12:07 pm

That’s a shame. Just what we all need, another boring chain drug store! I’ve never been the the SHT/C4, but here’s hoping the renovated Denis and Hollywood Theatres can make a go of it.

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SusanD commented about Regent Square Theater on Jul 7, 2009 at 10:41 am

Oops,

“Invitations to openings and special events” should have been right underneath “First Class mailing….” (Yes, I did “cut-and-paste” from the PGH Film Makers' Site.

And yes, Cinema Treasures, please update the correct link above
www.pghfilmmakers.org

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SusanD commented about Regent Square Theater on Jul 7, 2009 at 10:39 am

Update,

The website should be www.pghfilmmakers.org

My Girl Posse and I went here recently to see “Anvil, The Story of Anvil” which is a documentary on an aging metal band from Canada. Not quite “Spinal Tap” (because the band does exist), it still has its funny moments.

They have a great deal here if you go frequently. You can become a “Screenie” for $70.00. You get

12 admissions to our theaters* (can be shared with a friend)

12 free popcorns or fountain drinks (should be shared with a friend)

$10 off associate membership to Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

10% discount at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ Shop

First Class mailing of monthly film calendar

My husband and I have the “Screenie” and we share it.
Invitations to openings and special events
*Regular screenings only. Not valid for co-sponsored screenings, festivals or special events.

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SusanD commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jun 29, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Whoo-hoo!