Whitehall Center Theater

4150 Brownsville Road,
Brentwood, PA 15227

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Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on July 20, 2016 at 6:23 am

THe only time I was here was when I saw “Silence of the Lambs”.

Triley32 on May 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm

Grew up in Brentwood, we used to go almost every Saturday Morning.

Triley32 on May 1, 2016 at 8:54 pm

Slater’s is across the street form the Theater, Now Towne Center Giant Eagle

Triley32 on May 1, 2016 at 8:53 pm

The Theater was named Whitehall In Brentwood and the borough next door was also Whitehall both named for the Old Whitehall Tavern That is now Slaters Funeral Home

Doughboy on December 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm

As a kid I went many times to the Saturday afternoon matinee.$.35 admission and $.15 for a box of popcorn.The line to get in went around the block.In 1961 went to see “Gorgo” Monster movies always drew the biggest crowds.

James_Slick on May 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm

When I first moved to Brentwood, The name of this place confused me. Doing research I found out that Whitehall Borough (next town over) was formed in 1948 (almost a decade after this center opened!) The just “stole” then name! “White Hall” was the name of a coachstop/tavern/hotel that is at the site of Slater’s Funeral home (Also in Brentwood!) Whiehall Center, The Davis farmhouse and The Point Veiw Hotel were three landmarks on Brownsville RD that were destroyed in the 2000s (Sad, I loved all 3!)

WarnerChatham on July 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Tinseltoes: Nice article on the old Whitehall Theatre. I lived in the area from 1967 to 1991, but I don’t remember the bowling alley. Where was it located?

WarnerChatham on May 10, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I grew up in Whitehall and went to this theatre often. This was one of the trio of theatres on Brownsville Road. The others being the Melrose and the Mount Oliver. When this theatre would get really crowded, I remember cars parking in the middle of the front parking lot, in addition to the regular side spaces. Later, they must of outlawed this because it would have made it tough for emergency vehicles to get through. This was a great neighborhood theatre. In the 1980’s, they use to have a once a month free movie that was sponcered by the merchants in the shopping center. The hope was you would go to the movie and return the favor by shopping at one or more of the stores there. While the Whitehall was part of the “Brentwood Whitehall Shopping Center”, it actually was located in Brentwood.

DRIVEIN101 on August 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Opening night feature on October 31, 1940: “No Time For Comedy”, starring James Stewart and Rosalind Russell. Final day features on July 1, 1999: “Analyze This”, “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Doug’s 1st Movie”

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 4, 2009 at 12:46 am

The Whitehall Theatre was designed by architect Victor A. Rigaumont. Photos of the Art Moderne house appeared in Boxoffice Magazine, February 27, 1943.

GrayFoxWolf on December 15, 2008 at 3:40 pm

I miss the theater I went there as a kid for a few movies. I remember the mural on the wall that had imaged of famous past movies. I still remember the Green runway lights that went down the aisle. I do remember that It was run by Carmike cinemas.

raubre on May 27, 2008 at 4:14 pm

The theater was located in the Whitehall Shopping Center, which was in Brentwood. The SC was razed to makeway for a Giant Eagle and the Brentwood Town Centre SC.

SusanD on May 20, 2008 at 1:44 pm

I don’t believe I was ever here. Wasn’t this theatre in Whitehall and not Brentwood?

raubre on May 1, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Brentwood is a suburb of Pittsburgh.

raubre on May 1, 2006 at 10:49 am

Yep, both are the same.

raubre on April 30, 2006 at 11:44 pm

Yes that is the correct address.

raubre on April 30, 2006 at 1:54 pm

I hit a road block at the library. They had more drawings and old black and white newspaper articles that show the Whitehall in a distance.

JohnMessick on April 25, 2006 at 1:36 pm

Sounds cool Rick, thanks. Hope there is some interior shots.

raubre on April 25, 2006 at 1:27 pm

I do have some good news. The historical society of Brentwood had a phone number. It direected me to the public library. They do have some pictures. The librarian said she can possibly help (even with the uplaoding of pictures.) I’ll keep you posted!

JohnMessick on April 25, 2006 at 12:32 pm

Rick…besides the public library. You may want to check and see if the county in which Brentwood is located in might have a Historical Society.

raubre on April 25, 2006 at 10:26 am

I’m going to see if the Brentwood public library may have a picture.

JohnMessick on April 24, 2006 at 2:29 pm

Rick..I like the drawing. Hope you can find a better picture of it.

raubre on April 24, 2006 at 1:56 pm

Here is a drawing of the theater. Hopfully I can find a better picture of the theater.