SouthSide Works Cinema

425 Cinema Drive,
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Firms: Development Design Group Inc.

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SouthSide Works Cinema, Pittsburgh, PA

Opened in 2004, SouthSide Works Cinema was a ten screen theater that showed first run movies on seven of its screens and art or foreign movies on the other three screens. It was closed on March 9, 2020 to be converted into office space.

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raubre on May 4, 2006 at 3:15 pm

I rode by there for the first time this evening and I love the classic look of the marquee outside! Beautiful exterior! I haven’t been inside yet though.

raubre on June 10, 2006 at 2:35 am

I recently saw “Poseidon” there. The interior isn’t as spectacular, but they have these huge steps to get up to the theaters on the top level. This really bugged me because this didn’t seem to be handicap accessible. I couldn’t find an elevator anywhere!

cinewoof on October 30, 2007 at 7:13 am

The elevators are under the staircase on the main floor. You have to either know where they are, or ask at the desk.

rivest266 on March 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

No grand opening ad was posted on September 17th, 2004.

rpdgirl on March 8, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I love this theater. It’s not as in your face as Lowes, and something about it (I think it’s the huge staircase) reminds me of older theaters.

SusanD on April 7, 2009 at 6:44 am

The marquee and exterior are wonderful. The interior is considerably more plain. Still, it’s a good place to see a show.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Is this cinema independently owned or is it part of a chain?

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 18, 2011 at 10:36 pm

The Baltimore architectural firm Development Design Group, Inc., designed this Neo-Vintage project. The historical inspiration is predominantly Art Deco.

SouthSide Works Cinema appears to still be operated by Cleveland Cinemas, a small, regional chain which took over in 2006, two years after the house opened. SouthSide Works Cinema is mentioned on this page of their web site. It is not included in the site’s movie listings section (probably because all the chain’s other theaters are in or near Cleveland or Akron,) but that page has a link to the SouthSide Works' own web page.

The building is owned by the Stoffer Organization, developers of the entire SouthSide Works project. The current general manager of the cinema is named George Petrus.

50sSNIPES on March 26, 2020 at 6:31 pm

As Of March 9th, 2020, The SouthSide Works Cinema Will Close Its Doors, And Convert Into Office Space Soon According To WTAE Channel 4.

SusanD on February 1, 2021 at 4:58 pm

I’m so sorry to see this place closed. In it’s heyday, it showed a lot of eclectic films.

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