AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres

660 Neshaminy Mall,
Bensalem, PA 19020

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HowardBHaas on August 19, 2007 at 4:23 pm

You are trying to provoke Philadelphians by stating NYC is the best? Why not suggest the Ziegfeld, which you have included among your Favorites on this website? Instead, you’ve got a theater with tiny screens, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, which I went to once and will never return to.

The Avalon and Uptown in D.C. and the Baltimore Senator also are among the best East Coast treasures.

If we are going to talk multiplexes, this one- Neshaminy, is one of the most profitable in the nation. I added today the AMC Plymouth Meeting Mall 12, which is also an exceptional Philadelphia area
movie theater. In Philadelphia, the Bridge is a great movie theater and featured in the book Cinema Treasures.

KJB2012 on August 19, 2007 at 1:52 pm

Boy, the folks in PA have a lot of passion for their cinemas. Since it’s been a long while since I’ve been in cinema in PA, I nevertheless wanted to say that I think the best cinemas on the east coast (okay I haven’t been in everyone) are Empire 25, Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Loew’s Lincoln Square 12 all in New York.

HowardBHaas on August 19, 2007 at 8:03 am

Feb 28, 1998 Philadelphia Inquirer stated that AMC Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem would open in 6 months with 4900 love seats. The theater cost $11 million to construct. Auditoriums would range from 100 seats with a 30 feet wide screen to 590 seats with a 61 feet wide screen. The theater will compete with nearby Franklin Mills and Oxford Valley Mall movie theaters.

TheaterBuff1 on July 2, 2007 at 11:47 pm

Hey, don’t sweat it, HDTV267, for by rights my fellow investors and I should be thanking you right now. Back in 2005, when I eyed the potential of the historic old Holme Theatre building — at that time all boarded up and looking like it was mistakenly being about to see the wrecking ball next — an article appeared in National Geographic Traveler saying Philly was destined to be the next great city, and we thought it was meant as the real deal. Embarrassingly, many people did, not just us. And some even lost their shirts by forcing through this or that new business as if it were true. All I lost was a few countless hours chatting with various everyday Philadelphians on the Internet — such as yourself — which, all told, really wasn’t a waste, because now two years later we know Philadelphia was never on any actual course to become the next great city. To achieve that goal, Philadelphia would have to become a major world seaport once more, and as you can see by what’s happening now on the bigger scale that was never part of the plan. And it’s the last thing anyone in Philadelphia or throughout the rest of Pennsylvania is thinking right now. And regarding the Holme Theatre building, at this point I’m just happy it wasn’t torn down and hope that the way it’s being used now will be enough to weather it through what comes next.

As for yourself, again as I say, don’t sweat it. You did your part well, and the Lord works in mysterious ways as they say…

TheaterBuff1 on July 2, 2007 at 12:26 am

Well, HDTV267, if that’s how you truly feel, it’s a shame you didn’t get behind the Holme Theatre restoration proposal back when you had a chance to — instead of slamming it the way you did. Because in the business plan I had for it I had all those problems you’re complaining about worked out and resolved. And, I had all the investors lined up to make it happen. But all we needed — ALL WE NEEDED — was enough people such as yourself saying they wanted it. For we were not about to push through something that nobody wanted. In any event, too late now. Enjoy your pizza and made in China trinkets the next time you’re over at what the Holme Theatre’s been converted into now, while perhaps pausing a minute to think what might’ve been. C'est la vie…

TheaterBuff1 on March 21, 2007 at 9:38 pm

That’s great news! At the same time, er, with my having gotten so used to how things have been around here in the Philadelphia area in more recent times, this is going to take me a few days for it to fully register. But as a preliminary to that let me just say CONGRATULATIONS!!! Hats off to the AMC Neshaminy 24!!!

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on March 20, 2007 at 3:04 pm

The digital projector will be installed tomorrow, 3/21/2007, and will be in operation on 3/22/2007. The first movie to be showned at AMC Nesahminy 24 is digital is Paramount Pictures' “Zodiac”

Eddiej1984 on March 20, 2007 at 8:55 am

Well, in a week or so, AMC Neshaminy 24 will have a digital projector, in theatre #13. We shall have it in time for Meet The Robinsons in 3-D Digital.

TheaterBuff1 on January 2, 2007 at 8:38 pm

Thanks for taking the moment to explain that to me, as I was going to say. Over the past several decades the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area has had a very proud record of firmly holding the line against any positive technological progress coming through — I guess fearful of a repeat of when the advent of talkies turned the status quo upside down when they displaced silents — so the very thought of a theater this close to Philly having DLP Cinema came across like David Duke suddenly announcing to the world that he’s been a secret fan of soul and hiphop music his whole life. As in, April fools! Still, it was nice to think there for a moment that an art form as ancient as opera was playing an ironic role in unlocking the future. If you read the Philadelphia Inquirer article I posted a link for above you’ll see how the writer pondered how well opera will come across when presented in high definition, which, of course, made it sound like the AMC Neshaminy 24 now has DLP Cinema. And I did really have to do a double take when I read that part, given how this is the Philadelphia area he was writing about here.

PeterApruzzese on January 2, 2007 at 7:14 am

No, he means that they used a low rez video projector (normally used for pre-show advertisements) for the telecast instead of a high-rez Cinema DLP unit.

TheaterBuff1 on January 2, 2007 at 1:03 am

So you’re saying the audience was shown still images put to music?

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on December 31, 2006 at 2:59 pm

AMC Neshaminy used the Digital slide projector for the live showing of “The Magic Flute”. This was shown in House #12, which seats 207.

TheaterBuff1 on December 27, 2006 at 9:38 pm

This great article appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer for Dec. 27, 2006 about Metropolitan Opera being simulcast on the big screen, with the Neshaminy 24 being one of the theaters in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area that will be participating:

In order for this breakthrough eventto be possible I would assume the Neshaminy 24 now has digital projection in the one auditorium where this will be occurring? If so, that’s exciting news just in itself as it will make the Neshaminy 24 now the closest theater to Philadelphia that has digital projection, displacing the United Artists King of Prussia Stadium 16, which had been the only one that did up till now.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on December 21, 2006 at 2:27 pm

The Dark Red/burgundy is the top color of the big 4 houses (1, 2, 23, 24)

HowardBHaas on November 22, 2006 at 7:23 am

from Philadelphia Weekly today:

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If you’re into cinema as consumerism, the AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 and the AMC Neshaminy 24 (the top two-grossing screens in the Delaware Valley), the Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 and AMC Franklin Mills 14 all offer a sufficient if not soulless multiplex experience conveniently located near huge shopping centers with miles of free parking and fast food.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on October 29, 2006 at 8:05 pm

With regards to the twinning of the old Premiere Twin Theatre, it was not AMC, but Ramon Posel, owner of the Premiere at the time, as well as the Leo Mall Theatre, the Bucks Mall Colonial Theatre, and the Ritz 5 Theatre, who had the Premiere twinned between 1973 and 1975.

Not sure of the new 3 color alignment that will be used for House 1, 2, 23 and 24 with the current re-painting of the auditoriums. The Dark red/Burgundy color is the new upper color for the other 20 theatres.

Eddiej1984 on October 29, 2006 at 7:29 pm

And now all the theatres are getting repainted, a dark red/burgundy and a dark olive gray.

Cinedelphia on October 29, 2006 at 5:04 pm

With regards to the old Premier Twin at Neshaminy – I only saw films there after it had been twinned and it was nothing special. It sounds like it was a much better theatre pre-twinning.

Cinedelphia on October 29, 2006 at 5:00 pm

The two largest rooms at the Neshaminy 24 (#1 & #24)are IMO the best
theatres in the Phila area, especially for event or big action films.
The screens are very large and have horizontal masking with (most of the time) very good projection and sound. A question for Steve Marcus:
How big are the screens in auditoriums 1 & 24 and do they have the capacity for 70mm projection ?

moonlitesecrecy on October 29, 2006 at 3:05 pm

I live in Bensalem and I would have to agree with some of the points about Neshaminy, but my favorite would have to be Woodhaven AMC.

THe main problem I have had recently with Neshaminy is the inconsiderate moviegoers who use the handicap elevator. I had to stand and wait twice lastnight because of these capable people. If my friends hadn’t been there, I was apt to show them something…It’s incredibly handy to have the elevator at all. Some places don’t and that’s very difficult for me. This isn’t a complaint about the staff or anything like that. They’re pretty great.

Oh I forgot one thing. Franklin Mills ZMC is hell lol. Forget the deals they used to have, they stink!!


Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on August 29, 2006 at 8:20 pm

NortheastPhilly: The AMC Premiere Twin closed in 1992/93, a good 5 to 6 years before the AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatre, which is where I still work at, even opened. modell’s Sporting Goods has occupied the Posel’s-AMC Premiere Twin Theatre building since 1993.

TheaterBuff1 on August 28, 2006 at 8:46 pm

I saw “Dr. Zhivago” at the Premiere soon after it opened sometime in the ‘60s, and you’re right, NortheastPhilly, it was a really great theater! The one feature of it I remember the most was its quadrophonic sound system with speakers at the back at the theater as well as up front. There’s that great scene in “Dr. Zhivago” where he’s in that isolated house in winter up on the Siberian plain and there’s howling wolves off in the distance all around him. And there in the Premiere Theatre during that one scene you could hear those distant wolf howls coming at you from all directions, and it was just so cool!

ScottWeinberg on August 28, 2006 at 10:16 am

I loved the old Premiere (2-screener) so much as a kid; I refused to let my parents take us anywhere else. Superman ‘78, The Empire Strikes Back, The Goonies, Aliens… Ah, memories.

Of course I was saddened when I heard that the 2-plex was being bulked into a mega-plex — but the Neshaminy 24 has turned out to be one of the best in the country. I’ve got no beef with Woodhaven or Franklin Mills, but the Neshaminy is easily the cream of the Northeast area.

TheaterBuff1 on July 15, 2006 at 9:37 pm

This might sound a bit strange to some of you — especially those looking at things from a strictly business viewpoint — but in my campaign to restore the Holme Theatre (which is not all that far from the AMC Neshaminy 24, and just a stonesthrow away from the AMC Orleans 8) I’m delighted to hear the AMC Neshaminy 24 draws such huge attendance! As that’s exactly what I DON’T want to happen in the Holme Theatre’s case. Because the Holme Theatre building, unlike the AMC Neshaminy 24 (and also the AMC Orleans 8) is located in a predominantly residential and also highly historic area, it would be an absolute disaster to have too many people coming to it.

Those who are strictly businessminded would surely laugh at my saying this — particularly those who run the United Artists Grant Plaza Cinema 9 which also is not that far from the Holme Theatre, and which doesn’t appear to have much of a customer base at all.

But my thing is not to make money so much, but to really restore and run an historic old theater in the best possible way. And NOT in a way that competes with the AMC Neshaminy 24 and so on, but that will stand as something that is pretty much totally different. I mean, I’m not seeking to take customers away from the AMC Neshaminy 24 and so on any more than the Le Bec Fin restaurant in Center City Philadelphia (ranked as one of the top restaurants in the country) is after the McDonald’s fast food chain’s market. So if anybody’s worried about that they can all pretty much rest easy now. For there are the people who prefer the McDonald’s over the Le Bec Fin, so to speak, And they SHOULD have theaters geared specifically for them. And they DO in the AMC Neshaminy 24, AMC Orleans 9 and so on. And quite frankly I wish there were more. Specifically so that the Holme Theatre can operate without pressures to be that way, too. So at long last I hope that makes sense to y'all.