Fiesta Theatre

210 Sixth Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

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The Fiesta Theatre

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Opened in 1967 and closed in 1986, the Fiesta Theatre was located across from Heinz Hall downtown on 6th Street, but it was located below street level under a parking garage. You would have access going through a doorway then going down a set of escalators that would take you to the lobby.

Currently vacant, but was later used by the Art Institute for classrooms.

Recently snuck in and checked it out, a big vacant mess. Barely noticable as a theatre. Known in the ‘Burgh to play gory horror movies.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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71dude
71dude on January 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

Jan. – Oct. 1981:

01/01 Popeye
01/23 The Private Eyes
02/06 Blood Beach
02/13 Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
02/20 Raging Bull
03/20 The Postman Always Rings Twice
04/10 Going Ape!
04/24 Heaven’s Gate
05/08 Lion of the Desert
05/22 Bustin' Loose
06/19 The Cannonball Run
07/17 Endless Love
08/21 First Monday in October
09/18 Continental Divide
10/02 Paternity
10/23 Carbon Copy
10/30 Looker

71dude
71dude on February 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm

1982:

01/01 Taps
01/22 On Golden Pond
04/02 Some Kind of Hero
05/07 Paradise
05/21 Fantasies
05/28 Visiting Hours
06/04 – 06/10 CLOSED
06/11 Grease 2
06/25 The Thing
07/16 Raiders of the Lost Ark
07/23 Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
09/03 The Soldier
09/17 Inchon
10/01 Fast Times at Ridgemont High
10/22 First Blood
12/17 Best Friends

71dude
71dude on February 10, 2010 at 9:15 pm

1983:

01/01 Best Friends
01/14 The Incubus
01/21 “Q"
01/28 Sorceress
02/11 It’s Called Murder, Baby
02/18 Lovesick
03/04 Spring Fever
03/18 Tootsie
03/25 Spring Break
04/15 Flashdance
05/13 Blue Thunder
06/03 Psycho II
06/17 Superman III
07/15 Staying Alive
08/19 Getting It On
08/26 Strange Brew
09/02 Smokey & the Bandit Part 3
09/09 Xtro
09/16 Street Gang
09/23 Cujo/Twilight Zone
09/30 Halloween
10/07 Never Say Never Again
10/28 Richard Pryor Here & Now
11/18 A Night in Heaven
12/09 Sudden Impact

71dude
71dude on February 17, 2010 at 9:31 am

1984:

01/01 Sudden Impact
02/03 Angel
02/17 Blame It on Rio
03/09 Splash
04/06 Police Academy
05/04 Hardbodies
05/11 Firestarter
05/25 Chattanooga Choo Choo
06/01 Blind Date
06/08 Beat Street
06/25 Executioner Part II/The Slayer
06/29 Bachelor Party
07/20 Best Defense
08/03 Grandview USA
08/10 Eagle vs.Silver Fox/Golden Monkey
08/17 Sheena
08/24 Red Dawn
08/31 Bolero
09/14 Exterminator 2
09/21 The Evil That Men Do
10/05 Wild Style
10/12 Hollywood Hot Tubs
10/19 Thief of Hearts
10/26 The Terminator
11/16 Missing in Action
12/05 Beverly Hills Cop

71dude
71dude on February 28, 2010 at 8:08 am

1985:

01/01 Beverly Hills Cop
03/22 Friday the 13th Part 5
04/12 Ladyhawke
04/19 Ladyhawke/Cat’s Eye
04/26 Avenging Angel
05/03 Code of Silence
05/17 Certain Fury
05/22 Rambo: First Blood Part II
06/28 Pale Rider
07/10 Silverado
08/02 Fright Night
08/16 Return of the Living Dead
08/30 Women’s Prison Massacre
09/04 CLOSED
10/19 The Hills Have Eyes 2
10/25 American Ninja
11/01 Death Wish 3
11/08 Target
11/15 Krush Groove
11/27 Rocky IV

71dude
71dude on March 5, 2010 at 8:54 am

1986:

01/01 Rocky IV
01/31 Youngblood
02/07 F/X
02/21 The HItcher
02/28 Hollywood Vice Squad
03/07 Runaway Train
03/14 Gung Ho
03/27 April Fool’s Day
04/11 Nightmare on Elm St. 2
05/02 Jo Jo Dancer
05/23 Cobra
06/13 The Manhattan Project
06/20 Short Circuit
06/27 American Anthem
07/02 Psycho III
07/18 Aliens
08/22 – 09/01 The Fly

milanp
milanp on December 26, 2010 at 7:05 am

The Fiesta seemed so elegant to me when I was a kid.
I loved the escalator, the jewel box like interior and they showed some classy movies during their heyday (including many of the titles listed above).
I still remember taking a Greyhound bus from Youngstown OH to downtown Pittsburgh back in the summer of 1974 (I wasn’t old enough to drive yet), and seeing “California Split” at the Warner, “The Parallax View” at the Fiesta, “Death Wish” at the Gateway and “That’s Entertainment!” at the Chatham all in a row. Of course, I used to do that a lot back then.
Those were the days, my friends!

rivoli157
rivoli157 on November 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Dinner at the Golden Spike then downstairs to see a movie. I had my very first Pgh date here, moved here to go to school at Point Park, the film was either Papillon or Blume in Love. Other films seen here, Looking For Mr. Goodbar, and New York, New York. I always enjoyed seeing a film here , the intimacymade it soecial

WarnerChatham
WarnerChatham on April 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I remember the Fiesta was very long, narrow, and red. The Golden Spike next door had a doorway that connected the restaurant and the upper lobby of the theatre, near the escalators. Unlike the Chatham (which opened the year before) there was no entrance way from the parking garage. However, there was an exit from the auditorium that brought you out on one of the levels of the parking lot.

WarnerChatham
WarnerChatham on June 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Posted article on the Fiesta closing…..

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