Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Olympic Theatre, Beechview

Olympic Theatre

This silent-era neighborhood movie palace has a circular history. It was built as the Olympic Theatre; when the theater closed, the building became an American Legion hall and remained in the Legion’s hands for decades; then it was converted to a nursing home. In 2019, a video-production company called Cut ‘N’ Run Productions (with an officially backwards apostrophe before the N about which old Pa Pitt can do nothing) spent a good bit of money making the building look like itself again, and it is once again in the movie business and looking splendid.

Olympic Theatre, Beechview

That little alley to the right of the theater is Parody Way, one of Father Pitt’s favorite alley names in Pittsburgh.

We also have a picture of the building in the middle of its restoration.

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