Academy Theatre

1625 Beaver Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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dallasmovietheaters on March 7, 2016 at 5:09 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.

edblank on May 23, 2008 at 6:51 pm

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