Victoria Theater

5141 Penn Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

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Victoria Theater

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 10, 2009 at 3:32 am

There was also a Victoria Theatre on Liberty Avenue at Garrison Way in downtown Pittsburgh. See this 1920 photo. The project index of the John and Drew Eberson archives lists a Victoria Theatre in Pittsburgh designed by John Eberson ca. 1912. It must have been one or the other of these two theaters. The only Eberson-designed house in Pittsburgh I can currently find listed at Cinema Treasures is the Perry, built in 1938.

atmos on May 19, 2010 at 7:50 am

Joe they also built Harris Theatre in 1938 on site of the former Alvin Theatre.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 18, 2012 at 1:25 am

I’m wondering if Victoria Theatre was just another aka for the Arcana Theatre, at 5139 Penn Avenue? The address 5139 Penn exists, but the building next door to it (the white building in Street View) has the address 5145, which can be read if you zoom in. It seems possible that the address might have shifted, as there is a spread of five possible numbers for the two structures. This seems more likely than that there would have been two small theaters next door to each other.

In any case, both buildings are obviously very old, so I don’t think either the Arcana or the Victoria (assuming it even was a separate theater) has been demolished.

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