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Unprofitable six-screen Squirrel Hill Theatre has closed

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
 

Longtime neighborhood fixture the Squirrel Hill Theatre on Forward Avenue has closed.

The theater, owned Stern Enterprises along with the nearby Manor Theater on Murray Avenue, was a regional destination for foreign and independent films, though it also showed first-run Hollywood fare.

The theater is only two miles from the 22-screen AMC Loews Waterfront, for years the most successful movie theater in the region.

"It is with deep regret that I am faced with the decision to close the Squirrel Hill Theatre," owner Rick Stern said in a statement.

"It is no longer a viable operation and we can no longer sustain the losses we have experienced over the past two years. We will do our best to offer employment to longtime employees by relocating them to the Manor Theater."

The Manor remains profitable, and is not in danger of closing, Stern said.

"We will explore other alternatives and opportunities to fill the void in the market caused by closing the six screens at the Squirrel Hill Theatre," he added.

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