Theater at SouthSide Works to Close as Complex Gets Makeover

An innovation and office space will take its place.

Sside Cinema

You might need to change your movie plans in the coming months.

According to a press release, New York-based Somera Road, the new owner of SouthSide Works, will shut down the SouthSide Works Cinema as part of a $37 million revitalization effort.

The Box Office, a 77,000-square-foot office space, will replace the cinema. Although it’s unclear when the theater will close, work on the project will begin this summer.

Other revitalization plans include expanded green space, more public art and an added dog and children’s play area. Somera Road will also construct 230 riverfront residential units and 200,000 square feet of waterfront office space.

Although eclipsed in amenities by other theaters in the area, SouthSide Works Cinema, which opened in 2004, had become a home for events and movie festivals.

“By creating access, supporting innovation, and creatively activating every aspect of SouthSide Works, we’re creating the city lifestyle experience that Pittsburgh deserves,” said Ian Ross, principal and founder of Somera Road, in a press release.

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