Orleans 8 farewell

posted by StevenMostovyk on January 17, 2008 at 7:47 am

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Over the Christmas holidays I had heard the AMC Orleans 8 was demolished and went by and saw it for myself. It was a sad sight to see so I just had to make a comment and was quite suprised to find this site.

I worked there several years as an usher and as an ass’t/mgr. I had met some great people while working there, but time moves on, and so does a bulldozer. So as we used to say on the phone, “we have parking for 5000 cars, for business and further information please dial Randolph 8-5959,”


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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on January 19, 2008 at 11:00 am

So sorry to read about your loss. It’s a shame that more people don’t support their local cinema but the “cold” multiplexes rule.

What wonderful old telephone exchange names we had years ago. Ours in Miami, Fla was TUxedo8-7726.

TheALAN on February 10, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I’ve made these comments before but they are worth repeating here. The Orleans was a prefabricated monstrosity from the day it opened! Any qualities this theater may have had were destroyed when the auditorium was split down the middle! Building four auditoriums to the back of a grocery store was just ridiculous. With no real plan, it seems that the prevailing attitude was — let’s shove these wherever they’ll fit — no architect needed! During the demolition, I thought, good riddance you pile of rubble! There are great memories and there were great times, but people create those, not the building.

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