Pittsburgh’s Cheswick Theater closing

posted by CSWalczak on November 6, 2009 at 7:45 am

PITTSBURGH, PA — The number of screens it has had over the years expanded and contracted, but for over six decades, the Cheswick Theatre has been entertaining patrons in the Alle-Kiski Valley area. The owner is reluctant to close it, but economic realities have left him no choice.

“I didn’t want to close it, but there is such a thing that when it starts costing you money, you have no other alternative.”

The closing of the four-screen Cheswick Theatre along the north side of Pittsburgh Street comes two years after its sister building, which had two screens, closed.

It’s another step toward the end of an era in the Alle-Kiski Valley in which movie lovers flocked to downtown neighborhood theaters in New Kensington, Vandergrift, Cheswick and Tarentum.

Read more at Pittsburgh Live.

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