Sheridan Square Theatre

6108 Penn Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Edward J. Schulte

Firms: H.E. Kennedy & Co.

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The Sheridan Square Theatre was opened as a vaudeville theatre on October 20, 1913, and in the 1940’s, it was operated by the Warner Bros Circuit. It closed June 1, 1977. It sat unused until demolition began in September 1987 and was finally demolished in summer of 1989.

Today, a CVS sits on the site of the former theatre which was located in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

DRIVEIN101 on April 29, 2009 at 1:38 pm

The beauty and nostalgia of those kind of marquees always knocked me out! Eventually, somebody out there has a 60’s photo of the nearby Cameraphone with similar marquee and will post it on the same website.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 19, 2010 at 2:43 am

Here is a promtion only Gus Davis would think about.Back in those days Managers really were expected tp PROMOTE a movie. Mr.Davis, had a local horse dressed up to promote “HORSE IN THE GRAY FLANNEL SUIT” for kids to see.
Parents snapped pictures of the kids and the horse.That horse was in a real four piece gray flannel suit.
It was so popular in Pittsburgh,that the Horse was also at THE VILLAGE and WHITEHALL THEATRES. Feb 10 1969.

drm4c2670 on April 14, 2010 at 3:34 am

I have the resume of Edward J. Schulte who lists this theater as his design while working with the firm of Werner and Adkins of Pittsburgh, sometime before moving to Cincinnati in 1921. Schulte later became well known for designing churches and cathedrals.

drm4c2670 on April 14, 2010 at 3:40 am

sorry, my mistake— the firm Edward Schulte worked with in Pittsburgh to design the Sheridan Square Theater was H.E. Kennedy who had once worked for Werner and Adkins. He also claims designs for a Schenley Theater and Liberty Theater.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on February 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm

In 1926 the Sheridan Square Theatre got a new Wurlitzer pipe organ, opus 1344, a style E-X, 2 manuals, 7 ranks. Interestingly, the next Wurlitzer opus number, 1345, an identical organ, went to Pittsburg’s Harris Theatre. Were the Harris and the Sheridan Square under the same management?

DRIVEIN101 on January 6, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Pittsburgh native Frank Gorshin worked as an usher at the Sheridan Square Theater…years before becoming an actor and riddling crime on Gotham City

edblank on January 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Gene Kelly worked there briefly in his teens, also, although I cannot specifically recall confirming that detail with him or with Gorshin. Although the Enright was the largest theater in East Liberty, the Sheridan Square was the neighborhood’s second largest and its crown jewel.

DRIVEIN101 on April 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm

The Sheridan Square opened as a vaudeville theater on October 20, 1913. The opening day acts included J.K. Emmett (Illustrious son of the famous “Fritz” Emmett) & Company, Doria Opera Trio, Les Montforts (comedy bar gymnasts), Musical Fredericks, and others.

Final day of operation at the Sheridan Square, according to newspaper listings, was June 1, 1977 with “The Together Brothers” and “Capone”. The theater sat dormant until demolition started in September 1987 and did not finish until summer 1989.

Nessa on November 2, 2019 at 12:15 am

Was watching Season 2, Episode 12 of a show called “Salvage Dawgs.” They were taking down a theatrical facade and they said it was the facade of the former Sheridan Square theatre. They said they were in Ohio though. However, the facade appeared to be an old facade attached to a newer building. Was it the facade of this theatre? I couldn’t find any clearer information. (Or a clearer picture of the facade to verify)

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