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Coraopolis, PA, 15108
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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.



Coraopolis was once home to four major downtown movie theaters: The Star Theatre (formerly the Mirage Theater) at 1004 Fourth Avenue which showed silent films; The Coraopolis Theater at 1015 Fifth Avenue owned by William R. Wheat, Jr. which operated from 1920 to 1983; The Fifth Avenue Theater at 1032 Fifth Avenue which was owned and operated by A. A. Weiland, Sr.; and the Lyric Theater on Mill Street which was purchased by the Consolidated Moving Picture Company in 1911. There was also a drive-in theater called Hawkins on 51. None of these exist today.

The Billboard (Vol61, No25) - 18 Jun 1949 (pg51)

moving picture bulletins

  • PittsburghMovingPictureBulletin-vol8-no22-pg6
  • PittsburghMovingPictureBulletin-vol10-no51-pg13
  • PittsburghMovingPictureBulletin-vol6-no52-pg24

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Looking for more information about this clip, published in the Pittsburgh Moving Picture Bulletin, volume 9-n, no 29, pg22.

If anyone has information about the theater this may be referring to, please email!


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