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Milestones Vol 4 No. 1
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Movie theaters have played an important
role in entertaining Beaver County residents for over a centuary.
Since the ays when the nickleodeons first appeared, there have
been perhaps 80 to 100 movie houses in the county. Of some two
dozen theaters in Beaver county during the movies' heyday in the
Thirities and forties, only two remain as of 2010. on these pages
we show a few of these centers of enjoyment.
The Savoy was Beaver Falls' finest as it appears here in 1913.
It was demolished in 1930, then the State Theater was built on
the same site,
Left: The first nicklelodeon in the Ambridge area occupied this
small building. Right: The Freedom Theater once occupied the hotel
building. Oldtimers recall two other theaters in town, the Craig
and the Volhart.
Left: Aliquippa's early Rialto Theater was a fish market for many
years. In the early 1970s it operated briefly as the Red Fox theater.