Temple Theatre

2845 Chartiers Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15204

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Architects: Robert C. Bowers

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Temple Theatre

The Temple Theatre was located in the Sheraden section of the Pittsburgh. It was opened on November 16, 1940 with Brian Donlevy in “The Great McGinty” & Maureen O'Hara in “Dance Girls Dance”.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 22, 2009 at 6:44 pm

A photograph of the auditorium of the Temple Theatre appeared in the April 26, 1941, issue of Boxoffice magazine. The 750-seat house featured the first installation of black light illumination in the area. The walls were covered in a velour fabric printed with luminescent dyes in a pattern matching the theater’s carpet. The Art Moderne design of the Temple was the work of Pittsburgh architect Robert C. Bowers.

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