Copeland Theatre

Fourth Street,
North Braddock, PA 15148

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For a few years after the theater closed, it became Wagner’s Bowling Alley. By 1983, the site of the theater was an empty lot.

Contributed by Ed Blank

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 31, 2012 at 7:59 am

The Film Daily of March 9, 1925, said that Charles Ferguson had opened the new, 1500-seat Copeland Theatre. The only location given was Pittsburgh, though.

North Braddock, which Google Maps places southeast of Braddock, doesn’t appear to have a Fourth Street. Google Maps is fetching a street view of Fourth Street in Turtle Creek, some distance east of North Braddock. I’ve been unable to figure out where the theater was, but I’m guessing it was somewhere around either Braddock Avenue or Hawkins Avenue, in the northern part of Braddock, as most of the rest of Fourth Street appears to be residential. The name of a cross street near the theater would be a big help.

James_Slick
James_Slick on May 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm

The Copeland theatre mention in the 1925 article HAD to be a different theatre. North Braddock was not even in ‘25 for on that large! However a theatre NAMED “Copeland” being there would be reasonable. 4Th Street in Braddock comes up to the PRR tracks and stops across the tracks it is again 4th Street but now in North Braddock. to get from the Braddock side to the North Braddock side you (if in a car) go under the underpass It was called Copeland Underpass originally The PRR Station there was Copeland Station. (Also Camp Copeland in the Civil War) I do know that a bowling alley was on 4th St (N.Braddock) eithe at or very near the corner with Hawkins Ave. This was likely the theatre site! It is all demolished now. (There is also “4th Avenue” and “Hawkins Avenue” in Rankin,Pa The can confuse outta towners as Braddock,N.Braddock & Rankin share the 15104 zip code. The map simply has the wrong zipcode!

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