Belmar Theater

721 N. Homewood Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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Previously operated by: Harris Amusement Co., Rowland and Clark Theaters, Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: Harry S. Bair

Previous Names: Belmar Photoplays

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Belmar Theater

The Belmar Theater opened in November 1914. By 1922 it was operated by the Rowland and Clark Theaters chain. It had been equipped with a theatre pipe organ supplied by Peloubet & Co. of Oakland, CA. It was closed on February 28, 1970 with John Voight in “Midnight Cowboy” & James Garner in “Hour of the Gun”.

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kencmcintyre on September 8, 2006 at 1:28 pm

Here is a 1950 photo of the Belmar:

kencmcintyre on September 8, 2006 at 1:40 pm

Here is a better view of the Belmar, taken in 1963:

edblank on May 29, 2008 at 8:12 pm

The Belmar was the largest and apparently the nicest of the theaters in the Homewood-Belmar section of Pittsburgh.

It opened in 1915 as Belmar Photoplays and soon shortened its identity to the Belmar.

Seating was reported as being in the 580-600 range.

The theater played late-run double bills, the last of which was a United Artists combo of the then-recent “Midnight Cowboy” (1969) and “Hour of the Gun” (1967).

The Belmar closed in 1970 but remained in place for many years thereafter with the titles of the final fouble feature on the marquee. Eventually it was razed.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 1, 2013 at 2:52 am

The Belmar Theatre was one of several Rowland & Clark houses designed in the mid-1910s by architect Harry S. Bair. It opened in November, 1914, according to an article in the July 15, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World which quoted James B. Clark.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

The 1963 photo of the Belmar Theatre’s marquee can now be seen at this link.

dallasmovietheaters on May 28, 2022 at 6:39 pm

The Belmar closed February 28, 1970 double feature of “Midnight Cowboy” and “Hour of the Gun" (see photos).

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