Rivoli Theatre

Electric Avenue,
East Pittsburgh, PA 15112

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Styles: Mission Revival

Previous Names: Sedler Theatre

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The Sedler Theatre launched on November 8, 1921 on Electric Avenue designed in a Mission Revival style. The opening movie “Revenge of Tarzan” was a sell-out. But success was short-lived and the theatre was closed within a year. Rivoli Amusement took on the theatre relaunching October 6, 1922. Financial issues continued to dog the location which appears to have closed in 1925.

It re-opened and operated until at least 1952.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm

The Rivoli was still being advertised in the newspapers in 1952, and I’ve come across several references to it in books and on nostalgia web sites during the pre-and post-war periods. So far the only reference in a trade journal I’ve found was a brief notice in the January 2, 1936, issue of The Film Daily saying that the house had been acquired by the Braddock Trust Co. in a sherrif’s sale.

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