It just dawned on me what the optimal solution is for the past and future Civic Arena
. Rename the whole place the Syria Mosque Memorial Amphitheater. Take the old Zeiss projector from Buhl Planetarium, set it up to show old star shows inside the dome while recordings of Bob Prince announcing Pirates games play instead of Musak. Any concessionaires at the site will have to prove they were in operation within the city limits of Pittsburgh in 1970. So I'm thinking Winkys and Isalys and the only beer that can be sold has to be Olde Frothingslosh. Free admission for those with mullets.
The picture you may ask. It is an otherwise unnamed still from the 1959 animated movie, yes movie, Rhapsody of Steel
which did in fact play commercially. Sort of US Steel meets Carl Kurlander. Both similarly kitschy in their own ways.
Come on... it's funny. Not as funny as the ADB
, but I try.