Belmar Theater

721 N. Homewood Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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The Belmar Theater opened in November 1914. It was closed in 1970.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 8, 2006 at 1:28 pm

Here is a 1950 photo of the Belmar:
http://tinyurl.com/pygb6

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 8, 2006 at 1:40 pm

Here is a better view of the Belmar, taken in 1963:
http://tinyurl.com/gnj6r

edblank
edblank on May 29, 2008 at 8:12 pm

The Belmar was the largest and apparently the nicest of the theaters in the Homewood-Belmar section of Pittsburgh.

It opened in 1915 as Belmar Photoplays and soon shortened its identity to the Belmar.

Seating was reported as being in the 580-600 range.

The theater played late-run double bills, the last of which was a United Artists combo of the then-recent “Midnight Cowboy” (1969) and “Hour of the Gun” (1967).

The Belmar closed in 1970 but remained in place for many years thereafter with the titles of the final fouble feature on the marquee. Eventually it was razed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 1, 2013 at 2:52 am

The Belmar Theatre was one of several Rowland & Clark houses designed in the mid-1910s by architect Harry S. Bair. It opened in November, 1914, according to an article in the July 15, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World which quoted James B. Clark.

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