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71dude commented about Pittsburgh North 11 on May 18, 2015 at 11:06 pm

http://blogs.post-gazette.com/arts-entertainment/mad-about-the-movies/44253-only-a-few-hours-remain-for-the-once-mighty-and-popular-former-showcase-north

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71dude commented about Ambridge Family Theatre on May 18, 2015 at 10:40 pm

This theater closed on Aug. 14, 2014.

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71dude commented about South Pike Cinemas on Nov 13, 2014 at 10:49 pm

The last of the Mulone family theaters is now owned by Carmike Cinemas.

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71dude commented about Hampton Theater on Mar 10, 2013 at 12:09 am

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 10:16 pm

Closed April 14, 1983 with “E.T.”.

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71dude commented about Galaxy Theater on Feb 19, 2013 at 10:50 am

Closed June 18, 1987 with “Lethal Weapon”.

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71dude commented about Cheswick Theatre on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

“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 12:06 pm

Was the far-left theater quartered?

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71dude commented about Showcase Cinemas East on Apr 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

“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 1:14 pm

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 11:19 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 11:16 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 11:41 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 11:39 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 11:35 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 11:00 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 1:30 pm

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 11:21 pm

Some pictures:

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71dude commented about McKnight Cinemas on Jun 26, 2010 at 11:21 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 11:18 pm

Address:

1985 Lincoln Way
White Oak, PA 15131

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71dude commented about North Hills Theatre on Jun 4, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Opening…

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and closing…

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71dude commented about McKnight Cinemas on Jun 4, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Opening day ad:

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71dude commented about Regent Square Theater on May 25, 2010 at 10:22 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 11:54 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 11:53 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