Family Theatre

120 Hinds Street,
Rochester, PA 15074

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The Family Theatre is located on Hinds Street, and was directly across the street from the now demolished Oriental Theatre.

The Family Theatre was operating prior to 1950. It had closed by 1982. The building still stands in 2010, but is unused.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on August 18, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I believe the building is still standing.
Both The Oriental and Family were last operated by Associated Theatre, Pittsburgh, in the 70’s.

Jack Oberleitner
Jack Oberleitner on August 20, 2010 at 10:37 am

Both the Family and Oriental were operated by Associated Theatres, Pittsburgh from the mid-60"s and 70’s.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Playing at THE FAMILY THEATRE on Jan.8 1960 was “OPERATION MAD BALL”‘Coming were “PAL JOEY”, “THE TINGLER” and “THE H-MAN”.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on July 7, 2013 at 6:06 am

At one time was owned by Co-Operative Theater Service. In 1974-75 it was owned by Cinemelle.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 3, 2014 at 4:54 pm

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_V0yAAAAIBAJ&sjid=w60FAAAAIBAJ&pg=2415%2C895643 has the grand opening ad and article

rivest266
rivest266 on October 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Also grand opening with photo in photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm

The Family Theatre opened on September 2, 1949, according to the grand opening ad rivest266 uploaded to the photo page. The same issue of the Beaver Valley Times that ran the ad also has a courtesy ad congratulating the theater on its opening that was placed by architect Harry L. Widom of Pittsburgh. He must have designed the Family Theatre.

There is now a curb cut in front of the theater and a pair of garage doors where the entrance used to be, but two poster cases remain and there is some decorative tile work on the floor, as well as a patch of bare concrete which must be where the box office stood.

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