Roosevelt Theater

1862 Center Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Roosevelt Theater

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The Roosevelt Theatre opened in February 1929.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 17, 2007 at 3:47 am

Here is a photo of a Roosevelt Theater in Pittsburgh.

miranda on March 1, 2008 at 11:38 pm

i think this one is leveled, isnt it?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 1, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Yes. This article mentions that, “Where once the Roosevelt Theatre stood on Centre Avenue, now there is a parking lot. A smallish Subway restaurant and Cheap Tobacco & More have replaced the entertainment mecca”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 27, 2008 at 6:27 pm

A Moller theater organ opus 5436 size 3/9 was installed in the Roosevelt Theater in 1929. Note: Repossessed in 1938.

edblank on June 5, 2008 at 7:42 pm

I, too, first noted the theater being at 1862 Centre Avenue, then found that the address listed elsewhere (I think Pittsburgh Press directories) as 1822. It’s hard to verify now.

After the theater was leveled, the general site was used as a surface parking lot, a super market that closed, and later, as Andrew Johnson noted in the Tribune-Review two years ago, a Subway restaurant and Cheap Tobacco & More.

It was the next-to-last functioning moviehouse in the Hill. Only the long-dormant New Granada Theatre stayed open longer and still stands.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 5, 2008 at 8:23 pm

This brochure has a small photo of the Roosevelt Theater. Look on page seven. Use the zoom function in your Acrobat Reader to expand the photo.

edblank on June 5, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Can’t enlarge the photos on Page 7, LM. No Acrobat Reader on my computer, probably. Sorry.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 5, 2008 at 8:52 pm

On your Acrobat Reader toolbar, isn’t there a magnifying glass or a “+” and “–” sign that you can click on? If its your computer, you can download a free copy of the latest Acrobat Reader from here. If the computer belongs to a company at work, you might not want to install any new software.

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