Palace Theatre

21 W. Otterman Steet,
Greensburg, PA 15601

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DavidZornig on September 6, 2018 at 9:19 pm

Their history link does not mention the Rialto, yet their link has a photo of it as the header, with the Strand next door.

DavidZornig on September 6, 2018 at 9:12 pm

The Rialto Theatre preceded the Manos Theatre on that corner, possibly the same building refaced with the above mentioned marble. A circular corner section was removed and squared off. Two photos presumably from the early teens added shwoinf the previous structure. It appears a large auditorium is under construction in one of them.

Granola on December 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm


raubre on March 2, 2008 at 11:18 pm

I just saw Tesla here the other night. Nice theater, needs some renovating and TLC, but nice.

I wish Pittsburgh had a decwent concert hall like this.

KRYPTONCOWBOY on December 20, 2004 at 6:43 am

The Palace Theatre was known by movie fans as The Manos Theatre

The theatre Had several very successful runs in the early ‘70’s with such hits as a 6 month engagement of “The Sting” and the holiday engagement of “The Towering Inferno” both in 1974.

The Manos Theatre was closed without notice by Cinemette Theatres in June of 1977. The next day, Cinemette opened Cinemas IV in Westmoreland Mall

A second downtown Greensburg theatre, The Cinema remained open for a few years as a porno house, before it was torn down along with a hotel to make way for a new parking garage behind the Westmoreland County Courthouse

Today, Greengate mall Cinemas, Cinema World – Eastgate Plaza, Cinemas IV – Westmoreland Mall, Laurel 30 in Latrobe, and the Rustic Drive-in have all closed. The only remaining movie theatre is the Carmike 15 in Westmoreland Mall.