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
soupguy on May 5, 2007 at 10:35 pm

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
kencmcintyre on August 30, 2007 at 1:40 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 2:06 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
kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 2:08 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 4:14 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 4, 2008 at 4:16 pm

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

cgrinne54
cgrinne54 on September 5, 2013 at 1:44 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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