Sheridan Square Theatre

6108 Penn Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Article from “Engineering News”, Dec. 18, 1913, p. 1230

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The Sheridan Square Theatre was opened in 1913, and in the 1940’s, it was operated by the Warner Bros Circuit. It continued until at least 1950.

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

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DRIVEIN101 on April 29, 2009 at 7:38 am

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 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm

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 13, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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 13, 2010 at 9:40 pm

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.

DRIVEIN101 on August 10, 2010 at 4:52 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.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on February 2, 2013 at 3:28 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 6:16 am

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 8:20 am

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.

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