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Grand Theatre
307 N. Broadway
1914 - 1930
Grand Theatre - photo about 1915
- Prosperous Pittsburg, Pictorially Portrayed
Grand Theatre
- photo from 1951 Pittsburg Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Progam

The Grand Theatre was built in 1914 at 307 N. Broadway, the location of the old Carlton & Greef Real Estate and Insurance business builidng. The building was built by S. S. Geatches and Son of pressed brick and marble for Ira Clemens, a local coal mine operator, and leased to the Bussey Brothers for use as a theatre for 5 years. The Grand Theatre was one of the first theatres built in Pittsburg to exclusively show motion pictures. It remained in operation until 1930. The building was converted to house businesses with living quarters by adding a second floor made from the film booth to the stage area.

Grand Theatre Opening Ad
- Pittsburg Daily Headlight Sept 2, 1914
Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Showing the Grand Theatre
- April 1923 - courtesy the late Gene Degrusen, Curator, PSU Axe Library


updated February 13, 2012
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