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I’m so glad this place reopened.
A better website for this theater is http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org/
The website should be http://pfm.pittsburgharts.org/
The “Operated By” (chain) should be Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
Apparently they’ve been doing some renovations to the Manor. Plus they’re going to have a horror film festival for October.
Also the new website is www.manorpgh.com
Your comment from a few years ago about the Greater Pittsburgh Drive-In occupying some of the land that the old Loews 20 sits on makes sense.
I tried looking at a Google Map by entering the address of the drive in and the address of the Loews. Don’t use Google Maps—they would have you believe the drive-in occupied the site of the bowling alley.
I used Yahoo Maps instead and I could see tht what you said is true. Just one thing though—use zipcode 15137 for both addresses.
Here are some photos of the theater. http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/15467.html
I guess Phoenix reduced the number of screens by four when they took over.
Those photos of the Cinema 4/South Hills Theater in ruins are amazing. Sad, but amazing.
I went here recently with some friends to see “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”. Still a great little place to see a show. I like these places way more than AMC.
I’ve been here a couple of times. As part of PGH Film Makers, it’s a good place to see fare that’s just a little out of the mainstream. I wish they’d do something with the exterior, though. That blue still reminds me of its days as a porno house.
They’ll be showing “The Big Lebowski” this weekend (02/25/2012). Whoo-hooo! One of my three favorite slacker films from my teens and twenties—the other two being “Wayne’s World” and of course “Clerks”.
Any new news on the Denis?
I went here with a colleague of mine. Seems to be an okay place to see a show.
Oh, one other thing, ever since ingredient and nutritional information were required to be on food labels, it sure has made my life as a type-1 diabetic much easier.
I have diabetes too. I’m a type-1 diabetic. Those of us who are type-1s can have snacks such as popcorn, candy, etc. Wouldn’t knowing the amount of sugars and carbs in these be very beneficial?
Mike Rogers, any idiot can tell you the difference between government intrusion and consumer protection. Clearly you don’t know anyone who’s diabetic or has severe food allergies. If you or someone you knew, for example, had peanut allergies, wouldn’t you want to know if any theatre snack foods have peanuts, peanut oils, etc in them?
These regulations have nothing to do with your right to eat these foods. No one’s saying you can’t have them. All these regs do is require theatres to inform customers what is in their foods so the consumer may make an informed choice.
I got a chance to view some of the photos on Flickr. Great shots.
Oh and I hate, hate, hate the new Cinema Treasures format. The old one was much faster and much easier!
Oh yeah, my brother and I went here for the Buddy Guy concert in April, 2011. Great concert and great venue.
I contacted the theatre and they sent me the following info:
1) Architect: Orlando Salata
2) Equipped with a standard perforated cinema screen used in movie theaters. It was manufactured by the Hurley Screen Corporation.
The screen dimensions are 13 feet tall by 31 feet wide. Masking is adjustable for any aspect ratio between Academy (1:1.33) to Cinemascope (1:2.39).
3) Simplex 35mm film projector. Schneider Kreuznach Ultra-Star high resolution projection lens. Xe-Lamp 2,000 watt xenon lamp.
Potts Alpha 3-deck film transport system.
4) Dolby sound system equipped with Dolby Digital sound decoder. Only movie theater in Erie which has Dolby Digital capability. Cinemark Tinseltown 17 and Millcreek 6 do not have Dolby Digital. QSC amplifiers capable of supplying 1,500 watts per channel. (Three channels = 4,500 watts total.) JBL 2-way cinema speakers with 15 inch drivers.
5) Christie Digital high definition DLP video projector. (8,000 lumen light output.)
6) Dual satellite receivers for presenting programs broadcast via satellite.
Just saw the Decemberists here. Great concert!
I hate to see any cinema close. I’ve lived in the Shadyside/Squirrel Hill areas all my life (I’m in my early 30s) and I used to come here a lot. Even into my adulthood, my friends and I would always combine a shopping trip to Monroeville Mall with a movie, either here or at the mall cinemas.
As Rick Aubrey says above, Monroeville has nothing. Well movie-wise it doesn’t. I’m no expert, but I think a well run movie house could still do good business here, what with the mall, other nearby shopping, and restaurants. A new cinema at the mall might do really well.
Also the address above is incorrect. The Showcase wasn’t in Monroeville proper. It was in Wilkins Township, with a Pittsburgh mailing address. Its address should be:
3455 William Penn Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
I remember when I was 16 or 17 seeing the movie “Clerks” here (a Generation-X moive if there ever was one). By then it was the Beehive and yes, the Beehive made a mess of it trying to look “eclectic”.
Review on Yelp.
If I ever get out that way, I’ll write one too.
Some reviews of the place
Any idea when this place closed?