Monroe Theatre

3813 William Penn Highway,
Monroeville, PA 15146

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Monroe Theatre Late 60's

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This was one of two theatres located on Route 22 in Monroeville. It was opened in the early-1960’s by Associated Theatres. The theatre had Norelco AAII 70mm projectors and magnetic stereo sound.

Purchased by Cinemette in 1975 and closed in the late-1970’s.

Contributed by Doug Kight

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Bloop
Bloop on June 19, 2007 at 9:52 am

“Dawn of the Dead” was filmed at the Monroeville Mall—I wonder if this theater was opened long enough to show it!?

oldwilliampenn
oldwilliampenn on June 19, 2007 at 12:32 pm

This theatre just reopened as Monster Mini-Golf.
[url=http://www.monsterminigolf.com/Monroeville.htm]

BruceVerish
BruceVerish on January 17, 2010 at 7:17 pm

After The Monroe closed it was converted into a Oasis Records and Tapes in 1979, Chuck E. Cheese’s in 81 or 82, now it’s a Monster Mini Golf. I have not been in Monster Golf, but was in there for Oasis and Chuck E. and the 4 projection booth hole were still there.

BruceVerish
BruceVerish on January 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I believe that the last movie shown there was Coming Home.

SusanD
SusanD on March 25, 2010 at 11:36 am

It’s amazing that Monroeville had at least three theatres and now none are left.

I still think this would be a great area for a new or modernized cinema.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 26, 2010 at 5:47 pm

This opened on August 8th, 1963.
Load the microfilm into the machine at
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remember to rewind the film when you are done.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Smaller ad of the same date in the Post-Gazette
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ronnie21
ronnie21 on February 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

coming home, that would put it around 78.. dawn of the dead was released in 79.

JOhrm02
JOhrm02 on March 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Bruce, this photo of the Monroe is great! I am one of the managers at Monster Mini Golf (same location) and I was wondering if it would be at all possible for you to contact the owners at Monster Mini Golf regarding use of this photo, for the Chamber of Commerce’s 60th Anniversary, and Monster Mini Golf’s 5th. Also, do you have any other photos from this location, or any of the prior occupants (Chuck E. Cheese, Oasis, Uropa)? We would love to see them! We can be reached at (412) 372-4653…ask for Alice or Josh.

rivest266
rivest266 on September 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

August 7th, 1963 grand opening ad in photo section

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