Plaza Theater

Snowdon Square,
Brownsville, PA 15047

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Existed at least since the 1930’s. Last movie show was approximately 1967. Used for plays/live entertainment on and off until mid-1980’s. The Plaza Theater has since been demolished.

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bobs
bobs on July 14, 2004 at 2:20 pm

This beautifully ornate theater has been demolished – a victim of total neglect. The Robert Morton theater pipe organ, however, was recovered and has been donated to the local historical society. It is presently being installed in a historic building just a short distance from the former Plaza Theater. Apparently no effort was made to preserve any of the ornate moldings/castings from the elegant facade. A tragic loss. I have some pictures of the theater and the Robert Morton Pipe Organ.

stagelight
stagelight on January 30, 2006 at 8:40 am

In 1982, the theatre was purchased by The Laurel Co.,a limited partnership, with the intention of starting a regional theatre.
See:
– Sunday Times-Review, Fayette Section, January 17, 1982.
– The Telegraph, Vol. 68, No. 158, article by Donna Hadjuk, w/photo.

The venture failed, however the partners did establish a theater company in Pittsburgh.

telecoustic83
telecoustic83 on April 5, 2006 at 8:51 pm

Unfortunately I have never seen the old Plaza theater, but I am on the rebuilding effort of its Robert Morton organ. Nice little organ. I was wondering, theaterbob, if you could possible send me the pictures of the old theater and the organ to show the other folks on the rebuilding squad as we were talking about how we were wondering how it looked inside. Also where were the pipe chamber(s) that was another big subject of wonder that came up. if you would like, you can send me some pictures my email is

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 24, 2008 at 7:00 pm

A Robert-Morton theater organ size 2/4 was installed in the Plaza Theater in 1928.

RSM3853
RSM3853 on February 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

This Google street view and map are wrong – they both show a portion of Brownsville Road in South Park (Allegheny County)south of Pittsburgh. Brownsville, PA is in Fayette County.

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