Comments from Michael R. Rambo Jr.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Disney Springs 24 on Aug 23, 2005 at 6:05 am

Does anyone know thow many seats are in each auditorium at Pleasure Island 24?

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Aug 23, 2005 at 5:24 am

That was mentioned a few up by Steve Marcus, the projection manager at AMC Neshaminy 24.

Here are the theatres in Bucks County:
AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatre
AMC Woodhaven 10 Theatre(Opened as Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas)
County Twin Theatre (Opened as Doylestown County Theatre, operated by Budco Theatres)
Newtown Theatre
REG Barn Plaza Stadium 14 Theatre (built on site of Budco Doylestown Barn Cinemas)
REG Oxford Valley Stadium 14 Theatre (Opened as UA Oxford Valley 10 Theatre)
REG Richland Crossing 12 Theatre
REG Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 Theatre

Former theatres in Bucks County:
AMC Bucks Mall Colonial Twin Theatre (Opened as Ramon Posel’s Bucks Mall Colonial Theatre)
AMC Premiere Twin Theatre (Opened as Ramon Posel’s Premiere Theatre)
AMC-Budco Quakertown 5 Theatre
UA-Eric Fairless Hills 3
Eric I-95 Twin Theatre (opened as Milgram’s Fox Levittown Theatre)
UA-Eric Lincoln Plaza Twin Theatre (Opened as Lincoln Plaza Theatre)
UA-Eric Penn Jersey 3 Theatre

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Leo Theater on Aug 23, 2005 at 5:02 am

Here is a link to the Ramon Posel built Premiere Theatre, later closed by AMC Theatres

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Premiere Theatre on Aug 23, 2005 at 4:56 am

This theatre was opened originally by Ramon Posel, who also owned the Leo Theatre and The Bucks Mall Coloinal Theatre, before selling these 3 theatres to AMC Theatres. Mr. Posel kept the Ritz 5 Theatre and built the Ritz chain to 4 theatres before his passing.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Aug 23, 2005 at 4:50 am

The folks who owns Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures and every major film studio, as well as the National Assosisation of Theatre Owners, who say AMC Neshaminy 24 is the 4th best movie theatre on the east coast. also, the Bucks County Couier Times has rated AMC Neshaminy 24 the best movie theatre in Bucks County for the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. The voting for 2005 is going on right now.

AMC Neshaminy 24 is way better than REG Marketplace 24. I work at AMC Neshaminy 24.

The best popcorn is at AMC Neshaminy 24, followed by AMC Hamilton 24, AMC Empire 25, AMC Woodhaven 10, AMC 309 Cinema 9, AMC Granite Run 8, AMC Marple 10, and AMC Painter’s Crossing 9.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Boyd Theatre on Aug 21, 2005 at 1:30 pm

Here is a link to a recent picture of the REG United Artists Sameric 4 Theatre: RKO Stanley Warner Boyd Theatre / REG United Artists Sameric 4 Theatre

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Band Box Theatre on Aug 18, 2005 at 6:37 am

I have a 6/2/1943 movie listing this as a William Goldman Theatre: Band Box, playing “Happy Go Lucky”. The sister theatres that also were listed as “William Goldman Theatres” were: Terminal Theatre, 56th Street Theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Boyd Theatre on Aug 18, 2005 at 6:04 am

Does anyone know how the renovation of the former RKO Stanley Warner’s Boyd /Regal Entertainment Group’s United Artists Sameric 4 is going?

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Midway Theatre on Aug 13, 2005 at 3:54 am

From my understanding, the Midway Theatre building was owned by Sam Shapiro (who also owned the Uptown Theatre building, and the Sameric Theatres chain), but the theatre, and the Uptown Theatre, was leased to Stanley Warner, later RKO Stanley Warner.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Goldman Theatre on Aug 7, 2005 at 11:36 pm

Does anyone know on which corner of 15th and Chestnut was the Budco Goldman Twin located on? My gut thinks it was the corner that is now a empty lot created from the One Meridian Plaza fire, but I could be wrong.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Sam's Place One and Two on Aug 7, 2005 at 11:20 pm

There are no big movie palaces in Philadelphia that are open rigt now. the closest movie theatres to Center City Philadelphia are: REG Riverview Stadium 17 Theatre, and National amusements The Bridge 6: Cinema De Lux.

The Poseidion Adventure opened on Dec 12, 1972, and The French Connection opened on 10/6/1971 at Sam’s Place Twin theatre, when it was known as Rugoff’s Cinema 19 Theatre. Rugoff & Becker Theatres became Cinema 5 Theatres when they were acquired by Pacific Theatres (then owners of RKO Stanley Warner) in 1975, after they sold the Cinema 19 to Sam Shapiro’s Sameric Theatres, and closed The World theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Barclay Square II on Aug 7, 2005 at 10:41 pm

The Eric Barclay Square Twin Theatre opened between May and July 1974. I have a photocopy of a Philadelphia Inquirer movie listing from 8/1/1974 that list the Eric Barclay Square Twin showing “The Exorcist” and “The Sting”.

United Artists Barclay Square Twin was closed by 1994, a year or two after the opening of United Artists 69th Street 9 Theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Theatre 7000 on Aug 7, 2005 at 10:19 pm

The theatres that Rusty A. Miller’s RAM Theatres reopened were: The 69th Street Theatre, The Benn Theatre, and The Parkwood Manor Twin Theatre. I grew up near the Parkwood Manor Twin Theatre, located on Acamdey and Byberry Road in NE Philadelphia. Today, I work for AMC Theatres.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Ardmore Theater on Aug 7, 2005 at 10:04 pm

Thankfully, Philadelphia Sports Clubs/Town sports never took over the Bryn Mawr theatre. The former Goldman’s-Budco-AMC-United Artists Bryn Mawr Twin Theatre is now The Bryn Mawr Film Institude, and the theatre is being restored.

The same can’t be said for the former RKO Stanley Warner-Eric-United Artists Ardmore Twin Theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Anthony Wayne Theatre on Aug 7, 2005 at 9:48 pm

The photo in the “modern” photo link above for the 1994 picture of the then “AMC Anthony Wayne Twin” can been seen in the book “Pennsylvania Traveler’s Guide: The Lincoln Highway”. The picture is on page 42.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Bow-Tie Washington Township Cinemas on Aug 4, 2005 at 2:35 pm

I seen a theatre ad for “2001” that list this theatre as United Artists Washington Cinema, Washington Township, Bergen County. I would assume that this theatre was a old United Artists location

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC, Loews Cineplex To Merge! on Jul 5, 2005 at 5:58 pm

In the Philadelphia area, some of the former Generl cinema locations and what they are now:

Franklin Mills 14: AMC Franklin Mills 14
Plymouth Cinema 12: AMC Plymouth Cinema 12
Deptford Mall 6: AMC Deptford Mall 6 (or as the General manager of both the Deptford 8 and Deptford Mall 6 calls them, The Deptford 14)
Northeast 4: Burned out building
Franklin Mills 10: A church
Plymouth Meeting Twin: The food court at Plymouth Meeting Mall
Baederwood Twin: Baederwood Stadium 4
Walnut Mall 3: Closed as Cinemagic 3 at Penn Theatre

The only ones who will lose their jobs with the Loews-AMC merger are those who works at Loews corperate offices, and the theatres that both companies will have to close in NYC, Boston and Chicago because of the merger.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Roosevelt Theatre on Jul 2, 2005 at 8:47 pm

The Roosevelt Theatre is still standing, along with Stanley Warner’s Circle Theatre, which was one block south. The Frankford Theatre was demolished, and a now-vacant Pearle Vision center stands in the Frankford’s site.

I beleive at one point, The Roosevelt and The Frankford were owned by Stanley Warner Theatres, who also owned The Circle Theatre, The Allegheny Theatre, and The Midway Theatre (all which were near the PRT/PTC/SEPTa Market-Frankford Line)

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Esquire Theater on Jul 2, 2005 at 8:38 pm

This theatre was closed by Budco Theatres in 1979, and was opened by Stanley Warner Theatres as “Grange Theatre” in the 1930’s or 1940’s.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Prince Theater on Jul 2, 2005 at 7:50 pm

On the back of the Prince Music Theatre, you can still see, just barely, a painting with the “Midtown” name, in the style the William Goldman Theatre Co. used in the newspaper for the Goldman, the Midtown, and The Randolph, and in the mid 1960’s, The Regency

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about City Line Center Theatre on Jul 2, 2005 at 7:21 pm

The City Line Center Twin was opened by, I believe, eithe William goldman Theatres or Budco Theatres. AMC Theatres closed this theatre in the early 1990’s, along with many former Budco/Goldman/Schlanger Theatres, with only the Orleans 8 and the 309 Cinema 9 being the last two from this ownership.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Orleans 8 on Jul 2, 2005 at 7:07 pm

The Orleans 8, as well as the 309 Cinema 9, the Woodhaven 10, and the Franklin Mills 14 are not doing as well as the theatre I work at, the Neshaminy 24. Neshaminy 24 is the #1 theatre in all of Pennsylvania, and a top 20 AMC Theatre nationwide. 5 years from now, the only AMC Theatres in the Philadelphia area, I beleve, will be: The Neshaminy 24, The Hamilton 24, The Cherry Hill 24 (After the merger with Loews goes through), The Franklin Mills 14, The Plymouth Cinema 12, The Woodhaven 10, The Marple 10, The Painter’s Crossing 9, The Marlton 8, and The Deptford 8. The Orleans 8 and The 309 Cinema 9, will most likely be closed, and Orleans #1 to 4, and the 309 Cinema 9 will be demolished, and the Orleans #5-8 converted into a extension of Pep Boys Auto Store.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Orleans 8 on Jul 1, 2005 at 7:01 pm

The planned closure of the AMC Orleans 8 was planned at least 2 years ago, well before being acquired by JP Morgan Chase, and before the planned merger with Loews Cineplex.

The theatre (screen #3 & #4) has been opened since 1963, and the building that houses Screens #1 to #4 has been falling apart since 1985, in the final years of Budco ownership. Most guest comes to AMC Neshaminy 24 to complain about the AMC Orleans 8.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 on Jun 29, 2005 at 10:57 pm

By the end of 2005, The Loews Cineplex Cherry Hill 24 will be renamed The AMC Cherry Hill 24, once the merger of AMC Theatres and Loews Cineplex Theatres (which was some old theatre companies, including Loew’s Theatres, RKO Century Warner [RKO Stanley Warner], Walter Reade, Plitt) goes through.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Orleans 8 on Jun 29, 2005 at 10:51 pm

The AMc (Former William Goldman/Budco) Orleans 8 is now slated to close in July, 2005. Don’t know if it will happen