Loews 20 North Versailles

200 Loews Drive,
North Versailles, PA 15137

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This modern megaplex was in business for just over a year. It opened in November 1999 and closed in February 2001 as a result of the Loews Cineplex bankruptcy. Competition from the nearby Destinata 24 megaplex, less than two miles down Route 30 and opened around the same time as the Loews, hurt business as well. The theater sat boarded up for some time, and was then converted into a retail mall.

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SusanD
SusanD on August 31, 2010 at 6:03 am

Paul, I believe you are correct.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on December 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Simply put over screening in many medium size cities to larger ones.Pure greed.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on February 7, 2011 at 11:25 am

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An inglorious fate for what should have been a great cinema.

John Fink
John Fink on June 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Check out their Facebook page – fascinating – it looks like they’ve half-gutted the theatre with venders popping up all over the corridors and lobbies, almost something out of the third world.

DTK
DTK on January 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I installed the projection equipment in this theatre in October 1999 using over 2000 zip ties. In march of 2001, i cut out over 2000 zip ties. Maybe I should have used Velcro? This theatre was actually much nicer than Destinta, but the location, unruly moviegoers, the unskilled “projectionists” and the “New York” attitude of Loews guaranteed few return customers.

muviebuf
muviebuf on January 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

The real sad commentary was that Lowes tore down the really nice drive in (5 screens if I recall correctly) that was on the site so as to build this complex.

StrangeStephen
StrangeStephen on March 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm

@muviebuf The old theatre building shares a parking lot with a WalMart. A true two-headed monster took down the Greater Pittsburgh Drive-In.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 21, 2014 at 10:08 am

November 23rd, 1999 grand opening ad in photo section

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