Regent Square Theatre

1035 S. Braddock Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15218

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Regent Square

Originally a neighborhood second run theatre, the Regent Square Theatre was opened December 14, 1936. It is owned by Pittsburgh Filmakers and runs local and national indie films.

The Regent Square Theatre 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).

The Regent Square Theatre was closed in December 2019.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

Recent comments (view all 16 comments)

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:

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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.

SusanD on December 13, 2019 at 4:42 am

The Regent Square Theater has now closed. According to a TribLive article, it and the Harris were closed because of the financial difficulties of its the The Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media.

rivest266 on March 1, 2021 at 4:47 pm

Opened on December 14th, 1936. Grand opening ad posted.

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