Oaks Theater

310 Allegheny River Boulevard,
Oakmont, PA 15130

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Oaks Theater

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The Oaks Theater opened in 1941, with a seating capacity for 660, all on a single floor. It is one of the last single screen theaters in the area.

The theater was purchased by three friends in January 2002 and is continuing to operate as a single screen art house cinema.

In addition to an earlier renovation which reduced seating capacity from 660 to 430, the new owners have renovated the lobby and concession stand while restoring the theater’s vintage marquee.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 10, 2006 at 3:35 pm

Here is a website for the Oaks Theater.

carolgrau
carolgrau on May 10, 2006 at 6:59 pm

I hope the first thing they did was gget rid of the stupid sword projection system the theatre had.Steve was the only one who ever liked the damn thing. The rest of us hated it.
Norelco

DaveLichtenfels
DaveLichtenfels on April 3, 2008 at 12:10 am

I examined a copy of the opening night program while visiting in November 2007. The Oaks Theater’s gala opening was on November 18, 1938. Adolphe Menjou and Andrea Leeds starred in LETTER OF INTRODUCTION.
The theater architect was listed as VICTOR A. RIGAUMONT, and the contractor was DOMINIC NAVARRO.

ectoace
ectoace on April 13, 2008 at 9:44 pm

The theater was actually opened in 1938, not ‘41 as listed above. I know this because I work there. And we are still alive and kicking.

SusanD
SusanD on July 16, 2008 at 9:09 am

An interesting place to see a movie. It’s a bit of a drive from where I live (Squirrel Hill), but I’ve been here a couple of times and it’s an enjoyable place.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 25, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Here are two 1982 photos:

Photo1

Photo2

SusanD
SusanD on April 8, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I went here recently with some friends to see “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”. Still a great little place to see a show. I like these places way more than AMC.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

Described in this 1942 trade article: Boxoffice

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Boxoffice is moving its online archive to a new format. For the time being the old archive is still online, but it no longer has direct internal links from one page to the next, so here is a link to the second page of the article Tinseltoes linked to in the previous comment.

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