April 29, 1950:  The Nixon Theater
The Nixon Theater on Sixth Avenue was arguably the city’s most elegant theater. It opened in 1903, and some of the production numbers staged there were quite elaborate. The 1905 production of Ben Hur, for example, used four horse-drawn carriages. In 1950, the Nixon was sold to Alcoa. The theater was later demolished and the aluminum company constructed its headquarters at that location. The production of Brigadoon, advertised on the marquee, was staged in April of 1950.
(Pittsburgh Press photo)
— Steve Mellon
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April 29, 1950:  The Nixon Theater

The Nixon Theater on Sixth Avenue was arguably the city’s most elegant theater. It opened in 1903, and some of the production numbers staged there were quite elaborate. The 1905 production of Ben Hur, for example, used four horse-drawn carriages. In 1950, the Nixon was sold to Alcoa. The theater was later demolished and the aluminum company constructed its headquarters at that location. The production of Brigadoon, advertised on the marquee, was staged in April of 1950.

(Pittsburgh Press photo)

— Steve Mellon

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