Academy Theatre

1625 Beaver Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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The Academy Theatre was opened as a burlesque theatre April 6, 1914. Movies soon became part of the program. Also known as the North Side Academy Theatre, it was used for silent films and closed after a fire in 1927. It was demolished.

Contributed by Ed Blank

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edblank on May 23, 2008 at 9:51 pm

The theater was open from 1916-28. – Ed Blank

dallasmovietheaters on March 7, 2016 at 8:09 am

Opened as a burly house on April 6, 1914 with moving pictures following Mademoiselle De Leon’s “Catch a Garter” that day. The theater’s claim to fame in a marathon dance contest that ran 303 consecutive hours only stopped because of police intervention. And the vaudeville shows continued during the marathon. The theater also had live boxing. A film catches on fire there in 1927 and that seems to be about it for film activities while live activities appear to move elsewhere closer to downtown.

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