Kendig Square Movies 6 Reopens

posted by dennisczimmerman on June 6, 2006 at 9:15 am

WILLOW STREET, PA — Having been taken over by a group of investors from Baltimore, MD and calling their investment Diamond Theatres, the Kendig Square 6 outside of Lancaster, PA reopened on May 26th.

The investors spent $250,000.00 upgrading the complex. According to their opening ads. they installed new “tiered” seating and added stereo sound. This complex has gone through many operators since it was first opened.

This is the groups first investment in a movie theatre. According to local newspaper articles, they are looking for theatres in smaller markets to take over.

The theatre has opened with first run attractions with a lower admission than the major national chain operating in the area has. Maybe now with more amenities such as stereo sound and new seating, it will draw bigger crowds.

Prior to this the floors in the theatres were not even sloped. Fortunately, the screens were placed higher on the wall so the sight line was good.

It would be nice to have another complex besides the Regal multiplex in the Lancaster area to choose from!

Comments (3)

JohnMessick on June 6, 2006 at 10:41 am

DennisZ…Isn’t there a 10 screen theater being built off of route 501 near the Lancaster Airport? What is the admission price for the Kendig square6?

dennisczimmerman on June 6, 2006 at 6:30 pm

John Messick: Yes, construction has started on this independently designed, built, and operated theatre. It was originally planned to be either 14 or 16 screens, but has been reduced to 10. From the drawings published in the local papers, it looks like it will be a very nice complex. It is on airport road just past the Lancaster airport on the right hand side of the road. About a mile off of route 501 heading North from Lancaster. It was originally supposed to be open by the Summer season, but construction was delayed. I think an October or November opening is planned now. My wife and I generally travel to the Movies E-Town or the Allen in Annville before going to the Regal Manor 16. We are looking forward to patronizing the Kendig Square 6. The last time we were there, which was before the Galaxy chain from NJ took it over, the mens room was being flooded by an overflowing toilet. And the general appearance of the place was well worn even though it was not that old. So here is hoping that between Kendig Sq. and Penn Cinema on Airport Road, the avid moviegoers will have more of a choice of where to go! The Manor is too crowded, noisy, and the 20 minutes of commercials are extremely annoying!

dennisczimmerman on June 6, 2006 at 6:32 pm

P.S. – Adult admission at Kendig is $7.00 if I remember from their opening day advertisements.

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