Parkway Theater

644 Broadway,
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

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After being used as a church & youth center, the building was sold in October 2011, with proposals to reopen as a movie theatre.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 23, 2009 at 6:12 pm

No breaks given. Don’t click on the link if you prefer to do it the other way.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 23, 2009 at 6:17 pm

That’s an interesting viewpoint, albeit a skewed one. I hope your conversation is productive.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 23, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Touche. You twisted my words brilliantly, well done.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 23, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Right. There were three posts, including mine, before you began your objections. Give me a break.

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on April 29, 2009 at 5:45 am

I remember the 1985 version of the Parkway, but never saw the 1982 version. Great!!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 8, 2010 at 7:26 am

The former West Park Theatre was scheduled to open soon as the Parkway Theatre, according to Boxoffice of November 16, 1935. It had been entirely remodeled inside and out. The house had been closed for about two years before the remodeling began, according to an earlier Boxoffice item. I’ve been unable to discover when the West Park opened.

The Parkway was closed for several months following a fire in late 1973, according to a February 11, 1973, Boxoffice item announcing its reopening.

In addition to the Parkway and Roxian, McKees Rocks supported at least three other theaters. These were the Orpheum (Shea’s Orpheum), open before 1935 and closed in 1959; The Regent, open before 1935, in which year it suffered a fire, and closed in the spring of 1956; and the Colony, 720 Broadway, apparently opened in 1931 and closed in April, 1952.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

The second paragraph of my previous comment should read “…a February 11, 1974 Boxoffice item.”

DRIVEIN101
DRIVEIN101 on April 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

I drove past the Parkway earlier this week and saw FOR SALE signs on the marquee. Could we see a possible comeback here?

LINCOLNBARBER
LINCOLNBARBER on October 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm

I just closed on the Parkway October 10th,2011 Plan on reopening the theater as a 80-100 seat film center. With a Restaurant/Bar in the front. There are so many films that this theater will introduce to the public. Foreign,indies and classics. Will also have live entertainment-mainly Jazz. Lots of Garbage was left behind-been in there cleaning it out. More info to come later.

RSM3853
RSM3853 on January 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Good Luck on your restoration! I only got to go to the Parkway once,but I can still remember it. I got there early for the feature and I have a picture in my mind of a long hallway to get to the men’s room, which I needed to use badly after the bus ride and walk to get there. Oh, by the way…the movie was great…it was “The Wind and the Lion” with Sean Connery and Candice Bergen.

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