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William Goldman created William Goldman Theatres Co. when he built The Goldman Theatre and purchased The Karlton Theatre from Stanley Warner Theatres, which was renamed “Midtown Theatre”. I believe it was William Goldman who sold the theatre chain to Budco Theatres (which is known today as J.P. Morgan Chase’s AMC Theatres)
Greenpoint, the official address of the RKO Stanley Warner Boyd Theatre/Regal entertainment Group’s United Artists Sameric 4 Theatre is 1908-18 Chestnut Street. The United Artists Rittenhouse Square 3 was on Walnut St., between 19th & 20th St. The back street between the rittenhouse Square 3 & sameric 4 was where the exits are located.
I believe the REG Edwards Newport 6 was where Discovery Channel’s new show “Big” showed a very big popcorn popper in the newport cinemas parking lot.
It was after the fire at Moorestown Mall when UA renovated the former RKO Stanley Warner-RKO Century Warner-Eric Plaza Moorestown Twin into a 7-plex. I don’t think the original interior survived the renovations.
Star Wars Ep. IV played in a couple of other theatres with the 70mm prints, beside the Loews Astor Plaza. I remember it playing at The Eric’s Place Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on 70mm prints
I agrre with what you are saying, but where I work, we are gonna have Shreck 2 on 6 screens, Troy on 5 screens and Van Helsing on 4 screens and Breakin all The Rules on 2 screens. that totals 17 screens for 4 movies, and whe have 7 screens left for 12 movies.
It was 2 years after the Randolph closed when Budco Theatres acquired both the William Goldman Theatre Co. and the Hatboro Theatre. today, Budco’s legacy and theatres survives in the AMC Orleans 8 and the AMC 309 Cinema 9 Theatres, as well as the independent Bryn Mawr Twin Theatre.
After The William Goldman Theatre Co. (Later known as Budco Theatres) remodeled the Keith Theatre into the Randolph Theatre, they added 227 seats to make it 2500 seats.
The lobby area of the Ellis Theatre still stands across the street from SEPTA’s Frankford Transportation Center. Continental Resturant occupies the bulk of the lobby area.
The auditorium of the Ellis was torn down in early 2003. it is now a parking lot that is used by SEPTA commuters
In its heyday as a movie theatre, the Tower was operated by RKO Stanley Warner chain, from its opening in the 1920’s until 1975, when they sold the theatre to Clear Channel-Electric Factory’s precedsor owners
You are correct, feverDog, the REG Moorestown Theatre has 7 screens.
Mikeoaklandpark, The William Goldman’s Randolph Theatre actually closed in Janunary 1971, not in 1969.
The last movie to debut at The Sameric was “The Scorpion King”
The Eric Fern Rock theatre was originaly owned by RKO Stanley Warner, which is now known as Loews Cineplex, and they sold the theatre, along with The Boyd, The Ardmore and the Plaza Moorestown, to The Sameric Co. in the late 1960’s to mid 1970’s, before being acquired by Century Theatres (Thus becoming RKO Century Warner Theatres)
There are 2 theatres that are near Times Square that are used, The Loews E-Walk and the AMC Empire 25
The official address of The Broadway Theatre was: 2042 S. Broad Street, not 2014-28 S. Broad Street. Ths theatre opened in 1913 and was demolished in 1971. The Walgreen’s is located several feet to the south, at 2014-24 S. Broad St., which, along with the Broadway Theatre site, is on the same block. (W. Snyder Ave-S. Broad St.-W. Passyunk Ave.-S. 15th St.)
The official address of The RKO Stanley Warner Cheltenham Theatre was The Cheltenham Shopping Center. The current Cheltenham Square Mall was the former Cheltenham Shopping Center. Budco Theatres acquired The Cheltenham Twin Theatres in 1984.
It was here at the Fox Theatre in 1976 the the southern rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded their “One More For The Road” live LP. This album is on of Lynyrd Skynyrd best selling albums to date.
In sunday November 30, 2003 edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Goldenberg Group published an advertisement which states their views on the Boyd/REG UA Sameric 4 Theatre and how they and Clear Channel Enertainment are trying to win support in making The sameric 4 a live Broadway theatre.
The Regency Theatre was opened in the late 1960’s by The William Goldman theatre Co. (Budco Theatres original name), and was demolished, along with The Fox, The Stanton/Milgram, The duke & Duchess, and The Stage Door, and replaced by The Liberty Plaza complex.
The Uptown, when not being used by The RKO Stanley Warner chain in the 1960’s, hosted a lot of concerts from the big names of Motown Records. They include Marvin Gaye, The Supremes & The Temptations.
The 69th Street, The Tower and The Terminal Theatres were part of the heart of Upper Darby, the PTC/Red Arrow/P&W 69th Street Terminal area. Today that legacy is carried by Regal Entertainment Group’s 69th Street Theatre 9 complex on s. 69th Street, 1 block south of The Tower Theatre.
The Earle was Philadelphia’s first concert theatre, before The Uptown, The tower, The Spectrum, The First Union-Wachovia Center, and The Tweeter Center. It was originally called “Elrae” before it’s opening in 1924. It was one of Philadelphia’s finest theatres, including The Palace, The Fox, The Stanley, The Boyd/REG Sameric 4, and The Mastbaum
The Tower Theatre recently was renovated (End of 2001/beginning of 2002) and had the Rolling Stones in mid September, 2002