Theatres of Downtown: A 100-Year Story

Theatres of Downtown:  A 100-Year Story

Did you know that Pittsburgh represents the birth of the “movie theatre?” 

This story begins in 1896, on the day that an image first flickered on a screen on a screen in Downtown Pittsburgh and visits every Downtown theatre that ever played a movie.

Learn about the theatres that once dominated the entertainment scene in the Golden Triangle. Hear fun history, trivia, and stories as we usher you through an era that is long-gone and stir up some fond memories.

So, reserve your seat and don’t forget the buttered popcorn!

Presented by DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh / Hosted by James Kastner was born and raised on the North Side, and still resides in the city where the movie theatre was born, in Pittsburgh.  His fascination with theatres and movies set him on a 25-year book writing trip. His journey ended in 2011 with the publication of: Where the Movies Played in Downtown Pittsburg(h). Now semi-retired, James is honored to share his theatre memories with DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh. RECORDED 3/8/2021

The DOP Virtual Storytelling series, March 2021 – April 2021, is supported in part by: Dollar Bank

DOORS OPEN Team


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