McKee Theater

2334 Arlington Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15210

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Mural of Arlington Ave.

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Contributed by Rick Aubrey

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soupguy on May 6, 2007 at 3:35 am

According to my father who grew up on Arlington Ave. this theater mostly showed the serials of the day such as the Lone Ranger

kencmcintyre on August 30, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Listed as the New McKee Theater in the 1963 motion picture almanac. Owner was Nathan E. Landy.

kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Unless the address has changed, I would say this theater is gone. Stella’s Pizza is at 2332, and a transmission shop is next door at 2338. Connecting them is a stone arch with nothing behind it, which would be 2334.

kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 7:08 pm

My mistake, it’s a tanning salon, not a transmission shop. The two are easily confused, of course.

kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 9:14 pm

There’s nothing between 2332 and 2338. The pizza place looks too narrow to be a theater. The tanning building looks new.

kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 9:16 pm

There may have been a small building at 2336 that has glommed onto the tanning salon.

cgrinne54 on September 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm

My older brother Nick Rinne worked at the McKee in the sixties. The entrance was small but once you were inside it widened out to hold two rows of seating with a center aisle. The projection room was reached by a metal ladder mounted to the wall. The film reels were hauled up with a rope! I believe there was a fire in the seventies and it was torn down. I haven’t found an actual picture of it but there is a mural painted on the side of a building down the street that shows it. I’ll post that for now.

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