Guild Theatre

1922 Murray Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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The Guild Theatre

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Formerly located in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh. Currently occupied by Gullifty’s restaurant.

Inquired about the Guild GTheatre via an email to Gullifty’s (which opened in 1982). They believed the Guild Theatre may have closed in 1978.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

An exterior photo can be found here;
http://tinyurl.com/6gmmzg

edblank
edblank on June 3, 2008 at 5:53 pm

Thanks, Ken. I always appreciated that the restaurant’s owners retained a suggestion of the old marquee.

71dude
71dude on October 20, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Closing mentioned in this article:
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edblank
edblank on October 21, 2008 at 12:59 pm

Dude, I’d love to be able to examine the pages you post, but they’re reduced way too much, and they’re generally much too dark. Anything you can do to paste them in a larger form that we can scan up and down and across?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 21, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Ed, that’s the way they are posted on Google archives. I don’t know that you can re-format it.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 6, 2010 at 6:27 am

As noted in Ed Blank’s comment of June 3, 2008, the Guild had once been called the Princess Theatre. The name was changed to the Beacon Theatre in 1937, according to Boxoffice of April 3 that year. The item said the Princess had been closed for a week for renovations before reopening as the Beacon on Easter Sunday.

Boxoffice of January 1, 1955, made a reference to “…the Guild Theatre, formerly the Beacon, in Squirrel Hill.” The house had adopted an art policy, competing with Stanley Warner’s nearby Squirrel Hill Theatre.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on September 9, 2013 at 7:18 am

And now Gullifty’s is scheduled to close.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm

December 31st, 1954 grand opening ad in photo section.

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