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71dude commented about Pittsburgh North 11 on Feb 6, 2014 at 7:54 am

Hopefully someone will take some pictures before it closes.

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71dude commented about Hampton Theater on Mar 9, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Closed with “Freeway” and “Hot to Trot” on Sept, 29, 1988.

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71dude commented about Mount Oliver Theater on Feb 24, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Closed April 14, 1983 with “E.T.”.

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71dude commented about Galaxy Theater on Feb 19, 2013 at 7:50 am

Closed June 18, 1987 with “Lethal Weapon”.

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71dude commented about Cheswick Theatre on Jun 19, 2012 at 9:10 am

“E.T.” played for 27 straight weeks here in 1982, which may be a house record.

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71dude commented about Showcase Cinemas East on Jun 19, 2012 at 9:06 am

Was the far-left theater quartered?

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71dude commented about Showcase Cinemas East on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” opened on Nov. 9, 1984 on one screen each at Showcase East, North and West and at three Cinemettes – Eastland, Fulton Mini and Village. The Cinemettes pulled it on Nov. 21 but the Showcases carried it through Nov. 29. Then it spent another week at Bellevue, Hampton, Hollywood and Penn Hills for a total of four weeks in the Pittsburgh area. It was doing better business than than the other Tri-Star Christmas ‘84 releases – “Supergirl”, “Runaway” and “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo”.

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71dude commented about McKnight Cinemas on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:14 am

Opened on Fri, Aug. 30, 1968 with “The Graduate” showing on both screens.

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71dude commented about RC Pittsburgh West 12 on Apr 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm

“The Empire Strikes Back” played for seven months here in 1980.

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71dude commented about West Hills Cinema on Apr 17, 2012 at 8:16 pm

This is the West Hills cinema that existed in the 1980s: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/29178

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71dude commented about Cheswick Theatre on Mar 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Anybody have pictures from the 70’s and 80’s?

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71dude commented about Chatham Cinema on Mar 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Thanks. I was hoping someone would post pictures. I’d gladly go here if it was reopened with worthwhile older movies.

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71dude commented about Warner Theatre on Mar 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Thanks for all the pictures of the Chatham and Warner. I’m too young to have gone to any of these sites but they looked like great theaters.

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71dude commented about Carmike Southland 9 on Feb 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

Opening-week attractions were Cobra, Poltergeist II, Top Gun and Out of Africa. It opened on May 23, 1986.

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71dude commented about Washington Mall Cinemas on Jan 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

Some theater history of this area:
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According to the story, the twin that opened in 1974 closed in 1986; the eight-screen complex opened on Dec. 18, 1987 and is still open.

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71dude commented about Eastland Mall Theatre on Nov 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Some pictures:

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71dude commented about McKnight Cinemas on Jun 26, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Correction: it opened and closed as a twin; an adjacent store was used as a third auditorium during the 70s and 80s.

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71dude commented about Rainbow Cinemas on Jun 26, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Address:

1985 Lincoln Way
White Oak, PA 15131

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71dude commented about North Hills Theatre on Jun 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Opening…

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and closing…

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71dude commented about McKnight Cinemas on Jun 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Opening day ad:

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71dude commented about Regent Square Theater on May 25, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Here is a profile Ed Blank did of this theater in 1987:

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71dude commented about Fiesta Theatre on Mar 5, 2010 at 8:54 am

1986:

01/01 Rocky IV
01/31 Youngblood
02/07 F/X
02/21 The HItcher
02/28 Hollywood Vice Squad
03/07 Runaway Train
03/14 Gung Ho
03/27 April Fool’s Day
04/11 Nightmare on Elm St. 2
05/02 Jo Jo Dancer
05/23 Cobra
06/13 The Manhattan Project
06/20 Short Circuit
06/27 American Anthem
07/02 Psycho III
07/18 Aliens
08/22 – 09/01 The Fly

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71dude commented about Bank Cinemas I & II on Mar 5, 2010 at 8:53 am

1986:

01/03 Jewel of the NIle; Young Sherlock Holmes
01/10 Jagged Edge; Transylvania 6-5000
01/17 Iron Eagle; Troll
02/07 Witness; Youngblood
02/14 Quicksilver; Prizzi’s Honor/Youngblood
02/21 Quicksilver; F/X
02/28 The HItcher; My Chauffeur/Quicksilver
03/07 Wildcats; HIghlander
03/14 Crossroads; Highlander
03/21 Crossroads; House
03/28 Lucas; The Color Purple
04/07 House; The Color Purple
04/11 Nomads/Police Academy 3; The Color Purple
04/18 Murphy’s Law; The Color Purple
05/02 Nightmare on Elm St. 2; Sudden Death
05/09 Fire With Fire; Dangerously Close
05/16 Hamburger; Hands of Steel/Fire With Fire
05/23 Jo Jo Dancer; Free Ride/Loose Screws
05/30 Critters; House on the Edge of the Park
06/06 Critters; Invaders from Mars
06/13 Cobra; Invaders from Mars
06/20 The Manhattan Project; Poltergeist 2
06/27 Labyrinth; Short Circuit
07/02 Big Trouble in Little China; American Anthem/Labyrinth
07/11 Big Trouble in Little China; Running Scared
07/18 Running Scared; Psycho III
07/25 Out of Bounds; Vamp
08/01 Maximum Overdrive; Karate Kid II
08/08 Karate Kid II; A Fine Mess
08/15 Manhunter; The Fly
08/22 – 08/28 Manhunter; Aliens

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71dude commented about Fiesta Theatre on Feb 28, 2010 at 8:08 am

1985:

01/01 Beverly Hills Cop
03/22 Friday the 13th Part 5
04/12 Ladyhawke
04/19 Ladyhawke/Cat’s Eye
04/26 Avenging Angel
05/03 Code of Silence
05/17 Certain Fury
05/22 Rambo: First Blood Part II
06/28 Pale Rider
07/10 Silverado
08/02 Fright Night
08/16 Return of the Living Dead
08/30 Women’s Prison Massacre
09/04 CLOSED
10/19 The Hills Have Eyes 2
10/25 American Ninja
11/01 Death Wish 3
11/08 Target
11/15 Krush Groove
11/27 Rocky IV

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71dude commented about Bank Cinemas I & II on Feb 28, 2010 at 8:07 am

July – Dec. 1985:

07/03 Back to the Future; Rambo
07/10 Back to the Future; Pale Rider
07/19 Back to the Future; E.T.
08/07 Real Genius; Back to the Future
08/16 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure; Fright Night
08/23 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure; The Bride/Fright Night
08/30 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure; The Gods Must Be Crazy
09/06 Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure; Year of the Dragon
09/20 Cocoon; Year of the Dragon
09/27 When Nature Calls; Warning Sign
10/04 Invasion USA; Walking the Edge
10/11 Silver Bullet; Remo Williams
10/25 Silver Bullet; The Stuff
11/01 Guardian of Hell/Fright Night; Commando
11/08 Death Wish 3; That Was Then, This Is Now
11/15 Target/To Live and Die in L.A.; That Was Then, This Is Now
11/22 King Solomon’s Mines; Once Bitten
11/27 Santa Claus; King Solomon’s Mines/Godzilla 1985
12/11 Santa Claus; Jewel of the Nile