Oberleitner Associates Cinema Consultants
Jack Oberleitner

All about Jack...

Jack Oberleitner has been in the movie business since 1959, starting from the ground-up as an usher and eventually moving into theater managment and finally into theater chain ownership/operations. He has also over-seen the restoration/reopening of over a dozen theaters. Below is a partial listing of Jack's career in the movie/theater/cinema business.

  • Born in New Castle, PA (near Pittsburgh).
  • First theatre job: Usher, Victor Theatre, New Castle, PA, 1959.
  • Worked as theatre manager throughout college.
  • Youngest District Manager in Pittsburgh-based Associated Theatres history.
  • Degrees from University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University.
  • Service in US Army during Vietnam War.
  • Additional post-graduate work at University of London, England.
  • Past president of Cinestage Group Theatres, a PA-based film and live theatre company.
  • Past President/Chairman of Holiday Entertainment Corp., owning theatres in Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio.
  • Started theatre chain from 1 screen to 50 over course of 8 years.
  • Formed Oberleitner Associates business and theatrical consulting company, 1979.
  • Member of Motion Picture Pioneers of America.
  • Personally designed and oversaw renovations of more than a dozen classic theatres.
  • Past consultant for Associated Theatres, Pennsylvania, and Chakeres Theatres, Ohio, among others.
  • Past President of AIMS International. Largest foreign language book distributor in US.
  • Developed charitable fundraising programs for two charities, averaging more than $3 million annually.
  • Co-founder of Forging Responsible Youth, Inc. Ohio based 501c3.
  • Past Board Member of American Council of the Blind, OH.
  • Co-founder of NHWM, Inc. and FEAST, Inc. 501c3 food pantries.
  • Member of MENSA.
  • Host of NPR show (Footlight Parade) radio series in early 1970’s.
  • Author of seven published books for young readers.
  • Public speaker (over 1,000 engagements).


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