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I passed by the Sameric 4/Boyd yesterday, and the “Sameric” name on the 1953 marque has been removed, revealing the original 1953 “Boyd” name on the marque, with holes it it from where the Sameric name was attached to.
After 33 years, the 1953 Boyd name is seeing light, but for only a short while, as the marque is slated to be removed within the next couple of weeks, along with the Sameric 4 lighted marque above the 1953 marque. I took some pictures and will be getting them developed soon.
The only Goldman Theatres that I know were Goldman Theatres, outside of Center City, were Bryn Mawr, Orleans and Andorra. Other than the 309, the Plymouth and the drive-ins (which are not Goldman’s, but Budco, and the Hatboro, which was acquired by Budco in 1973) Who owned The Anthony Wayne, The City Line Center, The Doylestown Barn, The Doylestown County, The College, The Community, The Ellisburg Circle, The Esquire, The Exton, The Gateway, The Springfield Cinema, The Surburban, and The Ritz in Oaklyn, NJ?
I believe the Eric Strafford Twin closed as United Artists Strafford Twin in the early 1990’s, but I am not sure. If anyone konws, please confirm it.
I believe the Amboys Drive-In sister drive ins in NJ were the Atco Drive-In (now Atco 14 Multiplex Cinemas), the Starlite Drive-In, and The Tacony-Palmyra Drive-In.
rg, the 309 Cinema was built by William Goldman Theatres Co. When it opened in May 1968, the 309 Drive In, also owned by William Goldman Theatres, was still an active drive-in. The 309 Twin Drive-In was closed somewhere around 1984-85 by Budco Theatres Co. (William Goldman Theatres was renamed Budco Theatres in 1972/73 by their new owner.) The first movie to play at the 309 cinema was “The Graduate”
The 309 was twinned in 1973/74, and became the 309 Cinema 3 in 1980, and then the 309 Cinema 4 in 1982/83
In 1986, the 309 was knon as “Budco 309 Cinema 4 Theatres” AMC Theatres added 5 screens between 1986 and 1989. AMC most likely split the screen that was added in 1982/83 to make 5 screens, while building the 4 screens to the north of the 4/5 screens that were built between 1968 and 1982/83.
Passed by the Nokia Theatre on Thursday, and right by the front doors, the old Loews Theatres carpet is still there.
i actually have a newspaper ad showing “the Excorist” opening at The Stage Door Cinema Theatre, not the Milgram/Stanton Theatre.
The mailing address is 230 S. 40th Street.
This listing should be updated. The Loews Cherry Hill has 24 screens, not 8 screens.
Does anyone know if this was the Trans-Lux first theatre they ever opened?
I think the original Trans-Lux Theatre that ever opened was The Trans-Lux Theatre on Market Street, Philadelphia. This theatre later closed as Eric’s Place Theatre under either the Sameric Theatres or United Artists Theatres ownership.
The promblem with these lawsuits is the theatre chains and advertisers lawyers will argue why there should be ads. The big chains like JP Morgan’s AMC Theatres/National Cinema Network, Regal Entertainment Group/Regal CineNet and others will, if they lose, appeal and appeal the appeals if they lose the appeals.
The 309 Drive In, and its sister theatre, The 309 Cinema, shared the same parking lot, and were riginally opened by William Goldman Theatres. today, the 309 Drive-In is a shopping center and a parking lot for the AMC 309 Cinema 9 Theatre.
The Stanley was closed between 1970 and 1972, demolition could’ve started in 1972, and The New World oculd’ve been built while parts of the Stanley was still standing.
I love the sample paintings of the Stanley Warner’s Aldine Theatre and two paintings of the RKO Stanley Warner’s Boyd and The REG United Artists Sameric 4 Theatre (same building)
In reference to the New World Theatre: It was buitl on the site of the then-closed & demolished RKO Stanley Warner’s Stanley Theatre. The New World Theatre opened in 1972 and closed in 1978.
The Stanley was demolished by 1973, but was closed in early 1973. The New World Theatre was built on the Stanley’s proptery at the same time it was being demolished.
I alwasy assumed the original World Theatre was owned by William Goldman Theatres (now operating as AMC Theatres). and I believe the new World Theatre was built on the site of the then-demolished Stanley Theatre.
On a sidenote, The Bryn Mawr has several owners, the first being William Goldman/Budco/AMC Theatres. AMC sold the Bryn Mawr to United Artists in the mid 1990’s, who then operated it until 2000, when the closed the Bryn Mawr and The Ardmore.
In early March 2005, The Bryn Mawr will reopen, I don’t know if it will still be a twin, or if it will be back to a single screen.
When the Leo Theatre closed its doors in the 1980’s, it was not owned by Leo Posel at that point. In 1980 Leo Postel sold the Leo Theatre to American Multi-Cinema Inc. (AMC Theatres), thus marking AMC’s entetry in the Philadelphia region, along with them buying the Bucks County Mall Colonial Theatre, The Premiere Theatre, and The Woodhaven Mall 4 Theatre.
Parkwood, when it finally closed, was owned by RAM Theatre, which also owned, at that point, The Wavery Theatre in Drexel Hill, PA
The only old theatre palace that i was ever in was the Boyd (aka United Artists Sameric 4) One of the Stanley, Boyd, Milgram, State equals 3 Neshaminy 24’s and Cherry Hill 24’s
The Parkwood Theatre was located on the NE corner of Acamdey and Byberry Road, as one of 2 anchors of Parkwood Shopping Center, the other anchor was A&P Supermarkets. This theatre opened in 1963. In the 1970’s, this theatre was twinned, and was closed by 1985. The community this theatre served is now served by the AMC Franklin Mills 14 Theatre. Today a Rite Aid Pharmacy and offices occupy the theatre building, and the original “Parkwood” lettering from the theatre is now located at the Parkwood Youth Orginazation building, located at Dunks Ferry & Mechanicsville Rd.
Just to let you know, but the Circle Theatre was not demolished. I can tell you for a fact that the Circle Theatre is still standing. The theatre on Frankford Ave. that had the auditorium demolished was the Eliis Theatre, which was located across from SEPTA’s Frankford Transportation Center.
Cypress, the theatre that you see in the picture at the Margaret-Orthodox station of The Market Frankford Line was the former Stanley Warner’s Circle Theatre.
With the passing of the Pennsauken theatre, the only two theatres left from the Sameric days in the Philadelphia are: The REG/UA (Eric) Montgomeryville 7 Theatre and the REG/Ua (RKO Stanley Warner/Eric)Moorestown 7 Theatre.
The Broadway was opened by the Mastbaum family (Stanley Co. of America) and a a vaudeville contract with the B.F. Keith Vaudeville connection (A.K.A. RKO Theatres). This theatre closed as a RKO Stanley Warner Theatre. (RKO Stanley Warner Theatres is known today as Loews Cineplex Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group, via RKO Century Warner Theatres and Sameric Theatres)