They demolished the Orleans 8!

posted by jakebeetham on February 27, 2008 at 9:45 am

PHILADELPHIA, PA — I can’t believe they demolished my neighborhood theater, the Orleans 8. The theater was falling apart anyway. I heard from a reliable source that they’re going to close Franklin Mills Mall and Donald Trump will buy the property and build another casino. That’s my favorite mall. They’re going to build a Target in place of the Orleans 8, with Pepboys, and the other shops on that lot.

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Comments (32)

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 27, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Donald Trump is not going to buy the Franklin Mills and turn it into a casino. The stadium seated AMC movie theater there continues to operate.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 28, 2008 at 12:59 pm

The AMC Orleans Theatre’s Auditorium #1 to 4 (The former William Goldman’s Orleans Theatre) has been demolished since December 2007. The AMC Orleans Theatre Auditorium #5 to 8 still stands, due to the fact that AMC Orleans #5 to 8, and Pep Boys Auto share the same building (A former Shop Rite/Pathmark Supermarket)

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on February 29, 2008 at 10:31 am

Will the side of the other building that is 5-8 become a dollar store, or will the Pepboys and other stores around front extend back?
Franklin mills will eventually close, maybe soon because the stores arn’t making enough buisness, or are being robbed.
Reply with a good answer!!!

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on February 29, 2008 at 10:33 am

Donald trump wants to buy the property, Once the mall closes, He May Buy the property and build a casino, But I hope he doesn’t.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 29, 2008 at 10:33 am

Are you making this up as you go along starting with the Trump casino?

Define “robbed” since it is an indoor mall with security. I doubt it means armed robbery.

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on February 29, 2008 at 10:48 am

www.northeasttimes.com/2006/0720/mall.html
Go on website and it tells you that “17 Year old franklin mills mall may be up for market…….”

Okay, you got a point about that robbery thing but go on website!!!

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on February 29, 2008 at 10:49 am

Oh No, The website says that franklin mills is going to be sold, knocked down, and replaced with resedential housing developements!!!

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on February 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm

are you saying now that your first reliable source was wrong?

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 29, 2008 at 6:53 pm

That article is from a year and a ½ ago. Since then, Simon Propteries acquired The Mills Corp.

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on March 1, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Why would they take commerical realestate and turn it into residental….look at the tax money the township would be losing….Come on Jake…get with the program!

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Its a big property, you got a point, but they might build hotels and casinos!!!

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 3, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Hotels make more money and so do casinos.

JohnMessick
JohnMessick on March 3, 2008 at 6:20 pm

True….The township would be looking at it from a tax standpoint.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on March 3, 2008 at 7:50 pm

The PA Gaming Board won’t allow Philadelphia to have a 3rd Casino, as they are allowed to only have 2. Also, the PA Gaming Board won’t put a casino 1 mile away from another casino (the other is Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack).

Also, Simon Properties owns Franklin Mills Mall now. It is now a sister mall to Oxford Valley Mall and the King of Prussia Mall Complex.

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm

We are kinda off topic.

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Well What kind on target are they going to build (Target, Supertarget, Or Target Greatland?)On the grounds of the orleans 8?

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Here are pics of Orleans 8!!!
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jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 4:16 pm

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jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 4:17 pm

There not working :(

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm

www.flickr.com/photos/12676573@N07/
This website shows demolishion photos of AMC Orleans 8!!!

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Slide show of demolishion:
View link

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm

The place looks desturbingly Sad, the building has allot of history, How dare they!!!!

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 4, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Pepboys is going to be demolished, see!!!!, So are all the other stores to make room for the massive target and its parkinglot!!!

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on March 4, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Since Target have stopped opening their Target Greatland stores a few years ago, I would presume it would be a regular Target. It won’t be a Super Target, since there is a A&P/Super Fresh Super Store just across the street from the former William Goldman’s Orleans Theatre site.

Also, The Pep Boys/Orleans 5-8 building will be demolished once the new Pep Boys building is built.

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 5, 2008 at 4:38 pm

Oh thats bad but What are all the stores that are going to be demolished?

jakebeetham
jakebeetham on March 5, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Are they going to build any new stores that wern’t there before?

Eddiej1984
Eddiej1984 on April 22, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Well, they are building a new petsmart and pep boys where the old petsmart was (which was torn down after last xmas).
Also FYI thats my flickr page, I took those pics of the orleans theatre, good to see people enjoyin them.

Eddiej1984
Eddiej1984 on August 18, 2008 at 9:06 pm

So the new pepboys is opened, so thats means the back building of orleans 5-8 & old pep boys building will finally be knocked down.
They put up the walls for target, it is gonna be huge.

Eddiej1984
Eddiej1984 on August 19, 2008 at 1:42 pm

http://flickr.com/photos/12676573@N07/2778143703/
There is a picture taken today (aug 19th) of the 5-8 building of the orleans 8, you can also see a wall of the new target.

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