Did you know that Pittsburgh represents the birth of the “movie theatre?”
This story begins in 1896, on the day that an image first flickered on a screen in Downtown Pittsburgh and visits every Downtown theatre that ever played a movie. See and hear about the theatres that once dominated the entertainment scene in the Golden Triangle.
This story unfolds to include fun history, trivia, and stories about Pittsburgh "in the movies” as we usher you through an era that is long-gone and stir some fond memories.
So, reserve your seat early for this DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh tour and don't forget the buttered popcorn!
Presented by DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh / Hosted by James Kastner was born and raised on the North Side, and still resides in the city where the movie theatre was born, in Pittsburgh. His fascination with theatres and movies set him on a 25-year book writing trip. His journey ended in 2011 with the publication of: Where the Movies Played in Downtown Pittsburg(h). Now semi-retired, James is honored to share his theatre memories with DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh.
The DOP Virtual Storytelling series, March 2021 - April 2021, is supported in part by: Dollar Bank