Fiesta Theater

210 6th Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Previously operated by: Associated Theatres

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Fiesta Theater

The Fiesta Theater opened August 22, 1967 with Sidney Poitier in “In the Heat of the Night”. It was closed on September 1, 1986 with Jeff Goldblum in “The Fly”. The Fiesta Theater was located across from Heinz Hall downtown on 6th Street, but it was located below street level under a parking garage. You would have access going through a doorway then going down a set of escalators that would take you to the lobby.

Currently vacant, but was later used by the Art Institute for classrooms.

Recently snuck in and checked it out, a big vacant mess. Barely noticeable as a theater. Known in the ‘Burgh to play gory horror movies.

Contributed by Rick Aubrey

Recent comments (view all 29 comments)

71dude on March 5, 2010 at 8:54 am


01/01 Rocky IV
01/31 Youngblood
02/07 F/X
02/21 The HItcher
02/28 Hollywood Vice Squad
03/07 Runaway Train
03/14 Gung Ho
03/27 April Fool’s Day
04/11 Nightmare on Elm St. 2
05/02 Jo Jo Dancer
05/23 Cobra
06/13 The Manhattan Project
06/20 Short Circuit
06/27 American Anthem
07/02 Psycho III
07/18 Aliens
08/22 – 09/01 The Fly

milanp on December 26, 2010 at 7:05 am

The Fiesta seemed so elegant to me when I was a kid.
I loved the escalator, the jewel box like interior and they showed some classy movies during their heyday (including many of the titles listed above).
I still remember taking a Greyhound bus from Youngstown OH to downtown Pittsburgh back in the summer of 1974 (I wasn’t old enough to drive yet), and seeing “California Split” at the Warner, “The Parallax View” at the Fiesta, “Death Wish” at the Gateway and “That’s Entertainment!” at the Chatham all in a row. Of course, I used to do that a lot back then.
Those were the days, my friends!

rivoli157 on November 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Dinner at the Golden Spike then downstairs to see a movie. I had my very first Pgh date here, moved here to go to school at Point Park, the film was either Papillon or Blume in Love. Other films seen here, Looking For Mr. Goodbar, and New York, New York. I always enjoyed seeing a film here , the intimacymade it soecial

WarnerChatham on April 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I remember the Fiesta was very long, narrow, and red. The Golden Spike next door had a doorway that connected the restaurant and the upper lobby of the theatre, near the escalators. Unlike the Chatham (which opened the year before) there was no entrance way from the parking garage. However, there was an exit from the auditorium that brought you out on one of the levels of the parking lot.

WarnerChatham on June 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Posted article on the Fiesta closing…..

Granola on December 8, 2015 at 3:36 pm


etwilson on August 21, 2016 at 4:04 pm

The zip code is wrong for this. It should be 15222

dallasmovietheaters on July 10, 2022 at 5:57 pm

The Fiesta was in the Central Business District of Pittsburgh and closed on September 1, 1986 with “The Fly.” It closed on the same day as the Chatham Cinema and three days after the Bank Cinema I & II as options in downtown were scaled back almost instantly.

milanp on July 11, 2022 at 12:19 pm

September 1, 1986 is a day that deserves to live in infamy. Losing the Fiesta and Chatham ON THE SAME DAY was the final nail in downtown Pittsburgh movie theaters. Damn you, Redstone!

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