Regent Square Theater

1035 S. Braddock Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

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Regent Square Theater

Originally a neighborhood second run theater, the Regent Square Theater was opened December 15, 1936. It is owned by Pittsburgh Filmakers and runs local and national indie films.

The Regent Square Theater is located in the Regent Square, East End section of Pittsburgh. Not to be confused with the old Regent Theater (now known as the Kelly Strayhorn Theater).

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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SusanD on July 7, 2009 at 8:39 am


The website should be

My Girl Posse and I went here recently to see “Anvil, The Story of Anvil” which is a documentary on an aging metal band from Canada. Not quite “Spinal Tap” (because the band does exist), it still has its funny moments.

They have a great deal here if you go frequently. You can become a “Screenie” for $70.00. You get

12 admissions to our theaters* (can be shared with a friend)

12 free popcorns or fountain drinks (should be shared with a friend)

$10 off associate membership to Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

10% discount at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ Shop

First Class mailing of monthly film calendar

My husband and I have the “Screenie” and we share it.
Invitations to openings and special events
*Regular screenings only. Not valid for co-sponsored screenings, festivals or special events.

SusanD on July 7, 2009 at 8:41 am


“Invitations to openings and special events” should have been right underneath “First Class mailing….” (Yes, I did “cut-and-paste” from the PGH Film Makers' Site.

And yes, Cinema Treasures, please update the correct link above

SusanD on November 12, 2009 at 9:06 am

The Three Rivers Film Festival is going on here right now. I encourage everyone to attend.

71dude on May 25, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Here is a profile Ed Blank did of this theater in 1987:

View link

Robin Roz
Robin Roz on October 9, 2010 at 5:28 am

71 Dude, that was a good article by Ed Blank. Thanks for posting it. I went to the Regent Square the other night to see “Animal KIngdom” and I’m gonna return next week to see the “Mesrine” series.

I encourage all film fans to support the Regent Square. They show movies that you just can’t see elsewhere.

James_Slick on May 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm

This Theatre is on The Swissvale border in the Regent Square neighborhood. It Does Not have ANYTHING (Nor was it named after the “Regent” in East Liberty. When I lived in Swissvale I used to walk to the place often. The last movie a saw here was “The Crow” with Brandon Lee.

SusanD on July 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

The “Operated By” (chain) should be Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

etwilson on August 12, 2017 at 7:28 am

The Regent Square is (hopefully) temporarily closed right now (Aug 2017) due to technical and financial issues. Here’s an article from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on the topic:

morselpix on October 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

Re-opening on Oct. 27, with a weekend of horror films for all ages, and some with a local angle!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 2, 2018 at 4:14 pm

According to the Ed Blank article 71dude linked to earlier, the Regent Square Theatre opened on December 15, 1936.

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