PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is in discussions with three separate entities about returning a movie theater to Downtown Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the organization has had talks with several entities about operating the theater. They include:
Landmark Theaters, co-owned by Dallas Mavericks owner and Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban.
Bow Tie Cinemas, whose CEO is Joe Maher, board president of the Pittsburgh-based Theatre Historical Society, the group that recently purchased the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.
Rick Stern, owner of the Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill.
The trust would like to convert the former Bally fitness club on Sixth Street next to the Renaissance Hotel into a first-run multiplex. The site once housed the Gateway Theater.
But trust president and CEO Kevin McMahon told the newspaper there’s no timetable for starting construction or choosing an operator.