AMC Loews Stroud Mall 7

160 Stroud Mall,
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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chip26
chip26 on June 26, 2005 at 9:42 pm

This theatre still does well because it is the only theatre in town. The Pocono Cinema in East Stroudsburg is an “art” cinema that shows movies not at the Stroud Mall. The Foxmoor Cinemas in Marshalls Creek is too far away for people from Stroudsburg and points west. Hoyts had plans a few years ago to build a 12 screen stadium seating complex in the same shopping center as Home Depot. That fell through when Hoyts decided to leave the US and sell all their theatres to Regal. When I lived in the area, many of us saw movies at the Regal in Easton are the Cinemark 20 in Moosic.

John Fink
John Fink on June 21, 2005 at 4:25 am

The only reason this theatre does well is because its in a mall, I remember going here a few years ago and it was the worst Loews I’ve ever been to. I was in the 5 screen part of the building, seeing Pirates of the Caribian (opening weekened, so I have to assume I was in one of the largest screens in the house). The sidelines were okay, they had high raked style seating (sort of like a primative form of Stadium Seating, but uncomfortable cup-holder-less seats.

The walls were made of some sort of blasted rock- I can imagine this is a retro delight for many but it was a shocker for me, even Loews has standards, this one was dirty, small, cramped. Maybe its been remodled? I don’t know. Music Makers sure knew how to build them- small and ugly. It had style, I will say that- it was the ugliest movie theatre I had ever been to.

Lord knows I’m not a Cinema Treasure puriest who belives only classic pallaces ought to be added to the list but Loews Stroud Mall is both a Treasure and a curse- would I be interested in taking an online tour of the theatre at cinematour.com, sure, would I be interested seeing a movie there first run, probably not. An experience, I will say that. (And the smallest bathrooms this side of the tragic set up at Island 16).

chip26
chip26 on May 25, 2005 at 1:34 am

Originally opened as a triplex sometime in the late 70’s. The original owner was a small chain called Music Makers. When a restaurant in another part of the mall closed, Music Makers took over the lease and built cinemas 4 and 5. A few years after that they added 2 more cinemas next to the original triplex for a total of 7 cinemas, 5 in the original location and 2 near JC Penney.