Hampton Theater

Route 8 North, Allison Park,
Pittsburgh, PA

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The Hampton Plaza Cinemas I & II opened on December 22, 1972. It was located in the Hampton Township area.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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carolgrau
carolgrau on May 11, 2006 at 5:03 pm

Old Henry Link who worked the Fulton for years, used to talk about this theatre with allot of fondness. It was one of his favorites. He said in its heyday it was a really nice theatre for movies, as well as live theatre.
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raubre
raubre on May 13, 2006 at 10:54 pm

Does anyone know where the theater was located?

dcooke
dcooke on July 7, 2006 at 4:40 am

The Hampton Theater (actually theaters as it was a two-plex) was located on Route 8 in the Hampton Plaza (a few miles south of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Exit). It anchored the plaza along with the now-gone VIP North 2001 nightclub for many years. The theater opened in the early 70’s – I was there that opening weekend. It was a great suburban “neighborhood” theater in which I saw many films over the years – “Star Wars”, “Close Encounters” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to name a few. The last film I saw there was “Manhunter” back in the mid-80’s before I relocated to Los Angeles. I believe the theater closed around 1989 when it was a second-run house, likely the victim of the success of the Showcase Cinema North which opened up several miles away. It’s space became a sporting goods store before the plaza was remodeled; its old location is now a Sears hardware store. Still have many fond memories there!

raubre
raubre on July 7, 2006 at 7:38 am

Thanks for the info Doug! :)

theatergeek
theatergeek on April 8, 2008 at 7:29 am

My dad used to be the manager here when I was a kid. I remember seeing “Pee Wee” and other similar type movies here. It closed around 89 (I was 3 or 4 at the time).

71dude
71dude on November 24, 2008 at 4:10 am

Grand opening ad here:
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rivest266
rivest266 on March 7, 2009 at 1:22 am

71 dude, your link is no good.

71dude
71dude on April 20, 2009 at 5:24 am

Photo from Oct. 1986:
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71dude
71dude on March 10, 2013 at 5:09 am

Closed with “Freeway” and “Hot to Trot” on Sept, 29, 1988.

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