Local residents save Oaks Theater

posted by Michael Zoldessy on February 8, 2008 at 7:45 am

OAKMONT, PA — This story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review highlights some Pennsylvania theater success stories along with some history of moviegoing in the area.

When an opportunity to buy the movie theater she used to frequent as a child came up six years ago, Meg Burkardt and two friends jumped at the chance.

Burkardt, Cyndi Yount and Marc Serrao, all of Penn Hills, bought the Oaks Theater in Oakmont with one goal in mind: preserving a dying breed.

“This is definitely a labor of love,” Burkardt said.

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ceasar on February 13, 2008 at 6:42 am

When Village Entertainment had thier feud with CBL Associates over high rent, they didn’t even notify the local citizens at all. Becouse they could’ve prevented this old cinema from closing. But the narrow minded yahoos this village has they don’t even take care of thier so call historical bldgs here at all. And just Monday another closing took place on CBL propetty. Ryan’s Restraunt chain closed thier eatery due to chapter 11 issues.

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