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* A Short History of Theatres in Pittsburg
The list below is comprised of theatres found during research in newspapers and city directories. A "*" denotes a name change of that theatre at that location. If you have any further information or pictures about any of the theatre, please email me.
Name of Theatre Address Dates Notes
The Airdome 901 N. Broadway 1907-1916 Enlarged stage and seating area of the Lyric Theatre
Broadway Theatre 524 N. Broadway 1914-1915  
The Bungalow Euclid & Broadway 1915
Showed Paramount feature pictures for .10 cents a seat.
Sister theatre to the Airdome.
Colonial Theatre
*Fox Theatre
409 N. Broadway 1920-1958
1958-1984
Built by the Pittsburg Amusement Company in 1920.
In 2007 purchased by the Colonial/Fox Foundation who are restoring it.
Cozy Theatre
*Cinema Theatre
213 N. Broadway 1930-1969
1969-1983
Building burned down in Spring of 1983
Crystal Theatre 314 N. Broadway 1910-1913 Owned by Toussaint DeLamonio and had 500 seats.
Forest Park SW Corner 4th & Bypass 1890-1904 One of the first places of entertainment in Pittsburg.
Closed in 1904 with the opening of the La Belle Theatre.
The Garden 110-112 W. Fifth 1915-1917 Opened June 10, 1915
Grand Theatre 307 N. Broadway 1914-1930 Opened Sept. 3, 1914 Seating Capacity: 700
Hunter's Amphitheatre   late 1880's Summer traveling show of Dr. Hunter's who lived in Pittsburg
Lyric Theatre 901 N. Broadway 1905-1907 Located on the NW corner of 9th & Broadway
La Belle Theatre
*Orpheum Theatre
NE Corner 4th & Locust 1904-1912
1912-1915
Opening forced the Opera House to close. Seating Capacity: 1600
Building burned Nov. 24, 1915
Mall Cinema 8 202 Centenial Drive 1983-now Located in Meadowbrook Mall
Mirza Mosque Theatre
*Memorial Auditorium
501 N. Pine 1925-1936
1936-now
Opened as a venue for films and stage entertainment.
Currently owned and operated by the City of Pittsburg
Mystic Theatre 122 E. Fourth 1914-1920 Closed when the Colonial Theatre opened.
Nickel Theatre or Nickeldome 208 N. Broadway 1907 Across the street from the Frisco Depot
O'Joy Theatre 1025 E. Fourth 1926 Operated by James Hershman. Building torn down in 2007
Opera House 400 E. Fourth 1880-1905 Closed when the La Belle Theatre opened.
Palace Theatre 420 North Broadway 1912-1920  
Redmen's Opera House 100 Block of W. Third   Most likely located on the second floor.
Stardome Theatre 116 W. Fourth 1912-1913 Building torn down in 1913
Wonderland Theatre
*Vaudome Theatre
*Electric Theatre
*Klock Theatre
*Midland Theatre
414 N. Broadway 1907-1908
1908-1911
1911-1919
1919-1926
1926-1958
First theatre to convert to sound.
Building torn down in 1973.
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updated May 19, 2008
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