Leona Theatre

232 E. 8th Avenue,
Homestead, PA 15210

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Architects: Victor A. Rigaumont

Previous Names: Stahl's Million Dollar Theatre

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Leona Theatre

Originally opened in 1927 as Stahl’s Million Dollar Theatre, the theatre was a movie house/concert hall with seating provided in orchestra, mezzanine & balcony levels. It was equipped with a Kimball 3 manual 9 ranks organ. The organ was sold to an individual in 1975. The Leona theatre was possibly closed in the late-1970’s or early-1980’s.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

Recent comments (view all 12 comments)

raubre on May 17, 2006 at 10:43 am

I think a Crossroads Mimi Mart is in that location now.

glaceta on September 6, 2006 at 9:29 am

Hi, I’m new to the group, what a great site!
I’ve been searching for photos of the Leona for years, does anyone have any other shots or perhaps a copy of the short film, Leona: Portrait of a Picture Palace?

Bschur on June 29, 2007 at 10:29 am

The Leona Theater had to have been open after 1966. I have a video clip my father and his friends made when they were in high school, and they were riding past the theater and the movie advertised was called The Night Of The Generals which came out in 1967. (I know I’m being nit-picky!):)

raubre on June 29, 2007 at 6:07 pm

If you look closely at the picture I had posted earlier the marquee is for a concert by Journey. I’m guessing it was taken in the late 70s.

alastad on April 4, 2008 at 1:13 pm

Does anybody know a theatre that used to be located further down from the Leona at 406 E 8th Avenue? My dad told me his dad remembered a theatre that used to be there that would show silent movies.

StacieDixon on April 12, 2008 at 4:04 pm

We believe that there are two possibilities, The Stahl and The Elite. These theatres were connected to each other. They shared one ticket office and then one went to the right and one went to the left.

kencmcintyre on December 22, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Here is an item about the theater re-opening on 12/25/53 with a a Cinemascope screen

Bschur on July 26, 2010 at 1:22 am

the Elite was on 9th ave, and Stahl was the original name of the leona theater…

femmeshui on January 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm

On 12/28/77 The Leona was to be the first venue in the USA to welcome the Sex Pistols on their first, and last, US tour.

Robertdavid on September 8, 2020 at 7:42 am

The Leona (Stall) Theatre organ console is now located at SUNY (State University of New York) campus. Console orgionally rebuilt by R. Markworth when installed in his home in late 1970. Now refitted with SAMs and new keyboards.

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