Shiloh Theatre

233 Shiloh Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

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The Shiloh Theatre was opened in June 1916. Now a card shop and various other stores. Located in the Mount Washington section of Pittsburgh.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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kencmcintyre on January 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm

The building is now occupied by a liquor store. Here is an item from Boxoffice magazine in April 1960:

PITTSBURGH-The lease on the Shiloh Theater, Mount Washington, has been transferred from Roy Fiedler to Eddie and Frank Erkel. Fiedler continues in exhibition at the Parkway Theater in the McKees Rocks area, where he recently renewed his lease for five years.

jock411 on March 11, 2009 at 5:58 pm

in the late 50’s , .50cents would get you .15 cents worth (a small bag)of candy at the store across the street, and the remaining .35 cents would get you a whole afternoon of movies at the Shilo. three stooges, with paul shannon, hercules, etc. and i’m sure i didn’t appreciate it as much as i should have, a wonderful walk the lenth of Grandview Ave. to get home before the streetlights turned on, and what a Grand view it was.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm

The July 1, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World carried this announcement about the Shiloh Theatre:

“Beautiful Shiloh Theater Opened.

“Pittsburgh, Pa.—The Shiloh theater, a beautiful new house in the Mt. Washington district, Pittsburgh, was formally opened to the public last week In a most auspicious manner. It is owned by Henry Polk and replaces the old Shiloh theater, which was closed in April. Many exhibitors were present on the opening night and all congratulated Mr. Polk on the high standard he has set. The new Shiloh is up-to-date and complete in its appointments, as well as quite attractive throughout. A pipe organ supplies the music. Feature pictures are shown dally and the admission is 10 cents.”

AndrewBarrett on September 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

According to the “Encyclopdia of the American Theatre Organ” by Dave Junchen, pg. 631, the Shiloh Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had a two manual Smith theatre pipe organ installed in 1916.

The number of pipe ranks in the organ is not given in the book (unknown at publication) but two-manual Smith organs typically had between four and nine ranks. This was a small house so probably between four and six ranks is my guess (but I could be wrong).

Also according to the entry in this book, the organ was equipped with a blower, number E143, with a 1 HP motor, putting out 10" static wind pressure.

Does anybody know what happened to this organ?

Also, are there any photos of the inside of the theatre before (or after) it was remodeled? Thanks a lot! Glad to see the building is still standing and looks well-maintained!

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