Dattola Theatre

1021 5th Avenue,
New Kensington, PA 15068

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Dattola Theatre

The New Dattola Theatre was opened in 1942. It was still open in 1952 (listed as the New Dattola Theatre), but had closed by 1955.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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DavidAE
DavidAE on April 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Patsy, Check out the Circle link.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Looks boarded up by the time the Googlemobile passed it by.

Chris1982
Chris1982 on October 14, 2014 at 12:19 am

Patsy, the theatre in the street view that your mentioning was the Circle Theatre at 1010 5th Avenue.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 10, 2019 at 6:20 pm

Underside of the Dattola marquee in a 1946 then & now photo added courtesy Matt Suzon.

Patsy
Patsy on June 10, 2019 at 9:03 pm

What is the current status of this theatre?

Patsy
Patsy on June 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm

Found a 2009 article that mentions developer, Steve Kubrick by googling the words .. Dattola Theatre. He didn’t purchase the theatre though was willing to get involved in getting the theatre up and running again.

Patsy
Patsy on June 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

From the photos it looks like the designer might have been Michael DeAngelis.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 11, 2019 at 5:07 am

The September 2018 street view shows “Building is Available Call 724-337-3525” on posters flanking the entrance, with painted theatre curtains on the doors featuring an outer space theme.

Patsy
Patsy on June 11, 2019 at 5:48 am

Wish I could remember the theatre buff I corresponded with years ago re: the Dattola. This theatre is definitely art moderne with its art deco exterior design.

Patsy
Patsy on June 11, 2019 at 5:50 am

The 2 round windows above the marquee and ticket kios are distinctive DeAngelis design features.

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