Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oaks Theater for Sale

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Oaks Theater for Sale

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Oakmont's historic Oaks Theater is up for sale.

Meg Burkhardt, one of the theater's three owners, said they took 11 years and "revitalized" the landmark, but now it's time to move on.

"We just feel like it's time for somebody who really wants to do something with it to take over," she said.

The Oaks, which opened in November 1938, has been on the market for only a few weeks, and Lori Hummel, a real estate agent with Howard Hanna, said that she's gotten a few inquiries, but no offers.

Ms. Burkhardt, Marc Serrao and Cyndi Yount bought the theater in 2001 because they were concerned the one-screen theater would be turned into condominiums, and they wanted to make sure the theater stayed in the neighborhood.

"It's been a lot of fun for the three of us. We've all very much enjoyed it," Ms. …

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