Gerard Theatre

442 Perry Highway,
Pittsburgh, PA 15229

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Gerard Theatre Circa 1940

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Located in the West View section of Pittsburg. The Grand Theatre was opened in 1927 (not to be confused with the Grand Theatre, 4909 2nd Avenue). It was equipped with a Moller theatre organ Opus 3647.

By 1941, it had been renamed Gerard Theatre and was operated by the Alpine Theaters Circuit.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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k2 on February 8, 2014 at 10:33 am

I can’t tell you how many times as a kid I spent a wonderful Saturday or Sunday afternoon here. Now, it was a small theater and the strangest thing was its inability to play a wide screen movie in its original aspect ratio. There was a stage and a screen that had no masking capability, so every movie image completely filled the screen. But the sides of a widescreen film fell off to the sides onto a dull set of curtains that stretched from the front of the stage to the back beside the screen.

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