Centre Theatre

4612 Centre Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 51219

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edblank on June 4, 2008 at 8:47 pm

This theater, located just east of the intersection at Craig Street, later was razed and used as a surface parking lot for Giant Eagle super market, which since has closed.

Though capacity is listed as 603 by at least one source, I also found an indication it had just 500.

The theater opened as the Weiland. The name was changed to Centre, mirroring the avenue on which it was located, when the late Jacques Kahn took over management in 1941-42.

I cannot remember the interior at all, but I was lucky enough to get there once in late 1951 or early 1952 for “The Frogman” and “Teresa.”