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601 School Street
Coraopolis, PA, 15108
United States

Welcome to Coraopolis History Archive!  On this site, the history of Cory, PA comes alive through the images and stories of those who have called Coraopolis home throughout the years.  Come browse through historic postcards or read about the history of the businesses and industrialists that put Coraopolis on the map.  Also featured is Maiden City Blog, which explains the story of the borough through engaging posts. Looking for volunteer opportunities to make our community better? Coraopolis History Archive has that as well!  Check us out and tell a friend!


History Research Archive for the Borough of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, near Moon Township, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including Coraopolis Cemeteries, Coraopolis Maps, Coraopolis Industries, and Coraopolis Photographs.


the star family theater

  • 1004 Fourth Avenue in the Goldberg and Pearlman Building
  • seats 400 people
  • Grand Opening: Saturday, June 18, 1910
  • Spring 1919: Sold by G.W. Torrence to The Coraopolis Amusement Co., Messrs Kaszner, Davis, and Baughman (William Baughman was the manager)
  • Closed: August 8, 1919 (turned into a bowling alley) 
  • silent films
  • 1914, Dec 2nd – Using Seeburg Motion Pictures Players and Seeburg Solo Orchestrations (Seltzer Automatic Music Co., Inc, 431 Liberty Ave., Opp. Wabash Depot, Pittsburgh
  • 1917, Jan 10th – New York Movie Star Frankie Mann appears live to promote her new starring vehicle "The Sex Lure" 
  • 1920, Jan 14th – Wanted Notice (classifieds): At once, two hundred theatre chairs. Coraopolis Amusement Co., 1004 Fourth Ave., Coraopolis, Pa.
The Coraopolis Record, September 30, 1910

The Coraopolis Record, September 30, 1910


Actress Frankie Mann makes a live appearance at the Star Theatre in Coraopolis on January 10, 1917.  Here are some photos of her and her work (none of it necessarily connected to Coraopolis - just meant for context).

moving picture bulletins

  • PittsburghMovingPictureBulletin-vol1-no34-pg7
  • PittsburghMovingPictureBulletin-vol3-no39-pg6
  • PittsburghMovingPictureBulletin-vol6-no37-pg38

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