Northway Mall 8

8000 McKnight Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15267

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Northway Mall 8

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The theater opened April 1, 1988, when it showed second run movies. In 2001, it started showing first run films. The theater had very tacky decor, what I could best describe as Egyptian disco, with fake fog and mirror balls. It closed on January 17, 2007.

Contributed by John Schmude

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Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on August 31, 2008 at 6:30 am

I worked at Northway Mall very briefly circa 1991. 17 years ago, the theatre did quite well. I believe it was a second-run house by then. What caused the theatre to close?

SusanD on September 2, 2008 at 6:10 am


As the description above says, it was a second-run theatre when you worked there. It’s not surprise that it lasted less than twenty years and that going to first-run was a mistake. Northway Mall has always been considered a second-tier mall.

rivest266 on March 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Grand opening ad at View link
Also 71 dude, your link does not work.

SusanD on March 25, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Wasn’t this theater once known as the Super Saver?

KingBiscuits on March 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

That’s what the ad says.

SusanD on March 26, 2009 at 5:49 am

Thanks, KingB.

I thought they were the same. I was only here once.

FixItFelix on October 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

Another former National Amusements site.
Showcase Pittsburgh East
Showcase Pittsburgh West
Showcase Pittsburgh North
and Northway Mall Cinemas 8

rivest266 on September 7, 2014 at 10:34 am

April 1st, 1988 and November 23rd, 2001 grand opening ads in the photo section.

DENNISMAHANEY1 on August 26, 2016 at 10:08 pm

True it was a SUPER SAVER CINEMA out of EL PASO TX all seats one dollar the photo put up is not that theater but you one an idea how it looked

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