Grandview Theatre

1110 Grandview Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15211

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This independently operated theater was called the Duquesne Heights Theatre until apparently June 1, 1923.

Then, or later, it became the Grandview on Pittsburgh’s Mount Washington, overlooking the Golden Triangle/Downtown, with its view of the three rivers.

Long a late-run theater, it became a secondary art house of sorts in the mid-to-late 1950s. If memory serves, it played the first-run Pittsburgh engagement of Gene Kelly’s "Invitation to the Dance."

It regularly thereafter played re-releases of film classics and first-run documentaries.

For decades the property has been occupied by one of Pittsburgh’s most upscale restaurants, Le Mont.

Contributed by Ed Blank

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 28, 2008 at 2:08 pm

The restaurant photo on Google shows a sizable building. Are you sure this only had 300 seats?

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 28, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Is the building used as a restaurant or is the building demolished?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Judging from the photos I’ve seen, I would be surprised if the restaurant building was a theater. It looks enormous. That’s just speculation, of course.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 28, 2008 at 3:35 pm

If this is a former 300 seat theater, it must have had an extreme makeover. The address for the LeMont Restaurant is 1114 Grandview Avenue.

jock411
jock411 on March 11, 2009 at 6:04 pm

my dad took my to see the BLOB here. late 50’s/early 60’s. i forget, but it had just been released.
as i recall the movie theater was torn down and the lamont built in it’s place. i remember as a kid i watched a fight scene for the old tv serries, rt. 66 being filmed in fromt of the lamont.

ottobelasco
ottobelasco on October 23, 2009 at 12:20 pm

My Grandfather Otto Belasco was the projectionist there sometime in the 1930’s prior to his death in 1935. He worked in various theaters in the western PA area. He used the assumed surname Belasco. He was an accomplished musician and would accompany the silent films on piano.

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