Monroe Theatre

3813 William Penn Highway,
Monroeville, PA 15146

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rivest266 on September 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

August 7th, 1963 grand opening ad in photo section

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.

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.

rivest266 on September 26, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Smaller ad of the same date in the Post-Gazette
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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.

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.

BruceVerish on January 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm

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

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.

oldwilliampenn on June 19, 2007 at 12:32 pm

This theatre just reopened as Monster Mini-Golf.

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 on September 11, 2006 at 5:27 pm

This theatre was also used by McKnight Development Corporation for the first Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre when it opened in Pittsburgh in 1981.

raubre on July 22, 2006 at 2:25 am

Update: I was at the shopping center yesterday.

The old theater is located next to Value City Furniture on Rt 22. Next door there is a closed under 21 dance club that is currently vacant. This is where the Monroe was located. At the entrance, you can see where the tiocket booth was located, plus there is a movie poster window box in the area as well.

You can look inside the door and it looks like a mess.

Too bad there are no theaters left in Monroeville. It suprises me considering that is a huge shopping corridor.

raubre on April 30, 2006 at 11:38 am

According to a Pittsburgh Press artcicle in 1983 the Monroe was located at 3813 William Penn Highway. According to a google search, it houses the India Garden Restaurant.

Patsy on December 22, 2004 at 1:41 pm

A former theatre manager would probably know how rare these Norelco AAll 70mm projectors are plus the magnetic stereo sound!