Historic Movie Theaters in Phila burbs still showing daily movies

posted by Michael Zoldessy on May 30, 2014 at 11:00 am

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For people considering visiting Philadelphia during summer vacation, Howard Haas has compiled a list of nearby historic cinemas where you can still see a film on a daily basis.

HISTORIC MOVIE THEATERS IN PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS WHICH SHOW MOVIES DAILY.

NORTHERN SUBURBS OF PHILADELPHIA
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Ambler (Septa train, Lansdale/Doylestown line) 1928 Spanish Colonial. Auditorium triplexed in 2005. Auditorium 1 has original screen. http://www.amblertheater.org/

Hiway, in Jenkintown (Septa train to Noble, West Trenton line) 1913, has had different names & styles. Single screen http://www.hiwaytheater.net/

BUCKS COUNTY

County, in Doylestown (Septa train, Lansdale/Doylestown line) 1938 Art Moderne. Auditorium twinned 1980’s. http://countytheater.org/

Newtown Movies since 1906 in a 19th Century town hall. Single screen. http://www.newtowntheatre.com/nowplaying.htm

WESTERN SUBURBS OF PHILADELPHIA
CHESTER COUNTY

Colonial, in Phoenixville (Septa bus 99 or 139 from King of Prussia Mall) 1903 neo-classical. Single screen. http://thecolonialtheatre.com/

DELAWARE COUNTY

Anthony Wayne, in Wayne (Septa train, Paoli/Thorndale line) 1928 Art Deco. Auditorium divided into 5 auditoriums in 1998. http://anthonywayne.reelcinemaspa.com/

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Bala (Septa bus 44 from Center City Philadelphia) 1926 Egyptian Revival. Auditorium triplexed in 1995. Middle auditorium has original screen http://bala.reelcinemaspa.com/Default.aspx

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (Septa train, Paoli/Thorndale line) 1926 as the Seville in Spanish styles. Auditorium twinned in 1978. In 2014, two more auditoriums opened, on vacant land. http://www.brynmawrfilm.org/

Narberth (Septa train, Paoli/Thorndale line, or bus 44 from Center City Philadelphia) 1927 Spanish Renaissance. Auditorium twinned in 2004. http://narberth.reelcinemaspa.com/

(further away) Grand, in East Greenville 1924 neo-classical. Single screen. http://www.thegrandtheater.org/

(Thanks to Howard Haas for providing the photo.)

Comments (2)

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 2, 2014 at 7:34 pm

All great classic theatres in the Philadelphia area

ChasSmith
ChasSmith on June 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Judging by the picture, that County is one gorgeous theater.

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