3609 Forbes Avenue,
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Architects: Harry S. Bair
This was a theatre in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. It was about three blocks from the University of Pittsburgh and about four from Forbes Field. The Strand Theatre was opened by May 1922 when it was operated by the Rowland and Clark Theaters chain. It was equipped with a theatre pipe organ which was supplied by Peloubet & Co. of Oakland, CA.
The only film I can recall seeing there as a child was “Li'le Abner”, and even then, Stella Stevens made an impression on me! :) The Strand Theatre was closed July 4, 1978 with “The Great Smokey Roadblock” and “Dixie Dynamite”.
There was also a theatre in downtown Mt. Oliver which used to show triple bills of science fiction films (one was “Reptilicus”). All I recall of it was that the building was made of brick and took up an entire block.
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