Bellevue Cinemas

607 Lincoln Avenue,
Bellevue, PA 15202

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Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Bellevue Theatre

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Bellevue Theater - 1929

Located in Bellevue to the north of Pittsburgh, PA. The Bellevue Theatre was opened on October 20, 1924 with Rudolph Vanentino in “Monsieur Beaucaire”. Closed as the twin screen Bellevue Cinemas on September 2, 2002. Currently a Family Dollar store.

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filenz on February 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Thanks, Ed Blank. I grew up in Avalon and recall as a child standing in line at the “Bellevue”. On a Sat. morning the kids would be lined up to the corner and down around the corner, waiting for the doors to open at 11:00am to see 21 color cartoons, a newsreel or 1 or 2 shorts then double feature monster movies or a western. We would leave the theater sometime after 5:00pm (what a baby sitter) and it only cost a quarter. My mother worked there at the ticket booth in the late 40’s. I remember the theater had beautiful lighting sconces. The ceiling was painted with a sky and clouds and when the main lights were dimmed there where small lighted stars over the entire ceiling

SusanD on March 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I vaguely remember this cinema. Interesting how the cinema marquee was refashioned as the dollar store sign.

gwanner66 on April 18, 2012 at 9:24 am

I saw tons of movies here as a kid. In the late 80s, they had some independent films and then closed shortly thereafter.

RSM3853 on January 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I only got to see a movie at this theater once. I went on a date with Nancey Epperson to see “A Brief Vacation,” an Italian film directed by Vittorio de Sica, starring Florinda Bolkan. It was rare that sub-titled foreign language films played in neighborhoods like this one as a second-run.

gwanner66 on February 7, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Movies I remember seeing at this theater: Car Wash, Ice Castles, The Outlaw Josie Wales, Capricorn One, Smoke.

Wellington1 on March 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I remember seeing Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty there when I was a toddler – perhaps the first movie I ever saw in a theater. Thereafter fond memories of most of the Disney films from the 1960s – Absent Minded Professor, etc., and also some Hammer horror flicks.

I also remember those lighting sconces on the walls. They had the feel of a medieval castle.

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on April 11, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Final day of operation was September 2, 2002 with “Scooby Doo”, “Mr. Deeds” and “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”

DavidZornig on October 19, 2022 at 8:42 pm

Opened Monday October 20, 1924 with “Monsieur Beaucaire” starring Rudolph Valentino & Lois Wilson. Grand Opening print ad added credit Avonworth Historical Society.

Denny Pine
Denny Pine on October 9, 2023 at 12:38 pm

Thank goodness, I found my photo of the marquee I took when it still indicated “Bellevue Cinemas” after its closing. It’s been added to the Photos

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