3900 Perrysville Avenue,
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The Harris-Perry Theatre opened on September 2, 1938 with Loretta Young in “Three Blind Mice”. It was built for the Harris Amusement Co. of Pittsburgh.
Located in north Pittsburgh on Perrysville Avenue at the corner of East Street. The classical deco style marquee (shaped like the prow of an ocean liner) and a massive tower feature dominated the corner site. The external surface of the tower was given an enamel iron treatment intended to ‘offset the effects of Pittsburgh’s smoke and soot’. It was closed in April 1959 with Yul Brynner in “The Journey”. It was then used as an annex to an adjacent school. It was demolished in October 2013.
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