Leona Theater

232 E. 8th Avenue,
Homestead, PA 15210

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The original 3/9 Kimball console

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Originally opened in 1927 as Stahl’s Million Dollar Theater, the theater was a movie house/concert hall which possibly closed in the late-1970’s or early-1980’s.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 29, 2007 at 10:50 am

Feel free to nit-pick. LOL

The information about the 1966 closing came from this link. It should be on page seven. I don’t know how accurate this information is.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 29, 2007 at 12:01 pm

The Philadelphia Architects and Buildings website gives a build date of 1913 for the Leona Theater.

raubre on June 29, 2007 at 6:07 pm

If you look closely at the picture I had posted earlier the marquee is for a concert by Journey. I’m guessing it was taken in the late 70s.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 29, 2007 at 6:23 pm

There was a Journey Infinity Tour which included the Leona Theater on Mar. 12, 1978. That could be the year that the photo was taken.

alastad on April 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Does anybody know a theatre that used to be located further down from the Leona at 406 E 8th Avenue? My dad told me his dad remembered a theatre that used to be there that would show silent movies.

StacieDixon on April 12, 2008 at 4:04 pm

We believe that there are two possibilities, The Stahl and The Elite. These theatres were connected to each other. They shared one ticket office and then one went to the right and one went to the left.

kencmcintyre on December 22, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Here is an item about the theater re-opening on 12/25/53 with a a Cinemascope screen

Bschur on July 26, 2010 at 1:22 am

the Elite was on 9th ave, and Stahl was the original name of the leona theater…

femmeshui on January 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm

On 12/28/77 The Leona was to be the first venue in the USA to welcome the Sex Pistols on their first, and last, US tour.

Tinseltoes on March 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

Architect of the Stahl Theatre was Victor A. Rigaumont, who used a plain, contemporary style that would not detract from the screen or stage offerings.

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