Carmike Southland 9

629 Clairton Boulevard,
Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

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A nine screen theater in the Century III shopping plaza. Opened May 23, 1986 when the Cinema World closed. The Carmike Southland 9 was closed August 25, 2016.

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DRIVEIN101 on May 12, 2007 at 7:33 am

Although now owned by Carmike, it still bears the name CINEMA WORLD SOUTHLAND 9. Relocated from its original location in front of Century III Mall (where Toys ‘R’ Us stands) to down the road behind Southland Shopping Center (previously occupied by Wesley’s Bowling Lanes)

theatergeek on August 15, 2008 at 9:56 am

This theater is great; one of the last of its kind. Originally a bowling alley and opened by Cinema World, it still has an old school, family feel missing from the multiplexes of today, plus it has really big auditoriums. The managers there have been around for a while and give the place a real down-to-earth, personal touch that’s really missing in today’s society. All in all, my top place to see a movie in Pittsburgh.

SusanD on September 15, 2008 at 12:56 pm

When was this theater opened? When did it change from Cinema World to Carmike?

theatergeek on September 24, 2008 at 7:46 pm

The theater opened in 1986. In 1994, Carmike bought all of the Cinema Worlds around Pittsburgh. Phil Koutsoulou has been the General Manager since the theater opened.

Becca on February 11, 2009 at 11:25 am

I am still in love with this theater! It has never changed a bit since it opened…and I’m a big nostalgia addict! I took my kid’s there at Christmas time, and the place was decorated beautifully! Definitely something you will NEVER see at one of the big box multi-plexes! I was wondering though, does anyone have photos or information of the bowling alley that was there prior? I do not remember it, at all!

rpdgirl on March 3, 2009 at 9:28 pm

I remember the bowling alley. I don’t have pictures.. but my memories (and this closed when I was 5 or 6!) was purple painted walls with orange carpet on them from the floor to about your waist… the classic lights on the ceilings. I thought it was called Roller King.. but it may have been one of those places that my mother called by another name.
Cinema World was where the parking lot of Toys R us is now (Children’s Palace was also in the same area, now KidZone and Mattress Discounters). I remember seeing Song of the South there! I had to be REALLY small. I also remember my brother and my cousin sneaking in to stand at the back of one of the Friday the 13th movies and covering my eyes with me crying. Jeeze!

rpdgirl on March 3, 2009 at 9:28 pm

I also worked there in high school. Whew! Mr. K!

71dude on December 7, 2016 at 9:49 am

This theater closed on August 25, 2016.

DRIVEIN101 on January 24, 2017 at 6:35 am

Grand opening of the Southland 9 was May 23, 1986. Thus, it lasted just over 30 years.

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