Melrose Theatre

2708 Brownsville Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15227

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RSM3853 on October 29, 2014 at 11:02 am

Not sure yet when it closed earlier for a spell or for some years, but the Melrose advertises a “Grand Opening” (reopening?)on November 23, 1960 with “Hercules/Samson and Delilah/Ulysses” (triple-bill) in The Pittsburgh Press.

Perrotg1 on March 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Doughboy on December 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Saturday afternoon matinee was awesome for kids.No computers or video games then.Triple feature scary movies the best.Saw the Giant Behemoth,King Kong,the Mysterians,Village of the Damned,Kiss of the Vampire,the Black Scorpion,Curse of the Werewolf,the Premature Burial,the Invisible Boy,Beast of Hollow Mountain,and many more.Early 1960s.What fun !

kencmcintyre on November 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm

Phone number in 1955 was TUxedo 1-8444.

SchineHistorian on April 22, 2006 at 2:43 am

Wow Ken, I had never heard of another Rigaumont theater other than the Geneva and Ithaca theaters. Little is heard of Victor Rigaumont after he worked on the Schine Geneva. He and Myer Schine were often “at odds” – which is probably too mild a term for their disagreements!

Patsy on March 30, 2006 at 5:10 am

The architect, Victor Rigaumont was involved with the Smith Opera House in Geneva NY and the State Theatre in Ithaca NY.

edblank on March 26, 2005 at 7:30 pm

The Melrose is now the Melrose Medical Center.