Comments from Michael R. Rambo Jr.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about College Theatre on Mar 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm

The College Theatre was operated by Budco Theatres, from at least August 1974.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Roxy Theater on Feb 23, 2011 at 8:43 am

It was here at the Roxy Theatre that Stanley Durwood (of Durwood Theatres/AMC Theatres) thought up the concwept of the multi-screen theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Budco Hatboro on Feb 23, 2011 at 8:25 am

When did the Hatboro changed the front of the theatre from the 1938 photo, to the 1983 photo? The theatre had a great looking marquee in 1938.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Eric 4 Feasterville on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

This theatre should be listed as Closed/Demolished, since there is a Giant [PA] (former Genuardi’s) located there.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Springfield Twin on Feb 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I found out that this theatre was demolisherd and replaced by Genuardi’s Family Markets. This was shortly after the opening of the AMC Marple 10 and AMC Granite Run 8 Theatres

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Star Fitchburg 18 on Feb 6, 2011 at 8:42 am

This theatre is now named AMC Star Fitchburg 18
[url]http://www.amctheatres.com/Fitchburg/[/url]

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Franklin Mills 14 on Feb 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

IMAX Corp. has retrofitting existing screens for the Digital IMAX. They mostr likely will never build a 70mm IMAX setup again. Franklin mills, along with Neshaminy, Hamilton, cherry Hill, and New Brunswick 18 will be getting Sanctum: An IMAX 3D Experience this Friday. King of Prussia will be keeping Tron Legacy IMAX 3D.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Franklin Mills 14 on Feb 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Since the end of 2010, the AMC Franlin Mills 14 Theatre has had a IMAX screen installed, joining AMC Neshaminy 24, AMC Hamilton 24, AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24, The Franklin Institude, and REG King of Prussia Stadium 16 as the only IMAX screens in the Philadelphia area

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Ardmore Theater on Feb 1, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Also, shouldn’t the Ardmore be listed as a Twin Theatre, since it was, during the last 20 years, listed as either “Eric Ardmore Twin Theatre” and “United Atists Ardmore Twin Theatre”

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Ardmore Theater on Feb 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm

The Ardmore Theatre has had 3 different marquees. The final marquee was installed around 1940, and had the name “ARDMORE” on the top of the marquee, until around 1977,when it was replaced by “ERIC”.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Downtown Disney 24 on Jan 31, 2011 at 10:59 am

Since January 1, this theatre is now named “AMC Downtown Disney 24 Theatres”

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Meaning behind cinema names on Jan 31, 2011 at 8:53 am

In Philadelphia, the Boyd Theatre was named after Alexander Boyd. The Stanley Theatre was named after Stanley Mastbaum, one of the 2 founders of The Stanley Comapny of America (also known, after mergers, as Stanley Warner, RKO Stanley Warner, RKO Century, Cineplex Odeon, and AMC Loews)

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Strand Theatre on Dec 3, 2010 at 8:34 am

It was in June of 1979, when this theatre was known as RKO Cinerama I & II Theatre, that “ROCKY II” opened here.
View link

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Downtown Disney 24 on Nov 8, 2010 at 9:16 am

The AMc Pleasure Island 24 only has 1 ETX screen, according to the AMC website. I don’t know if it’s Screen #1 or Screen #2 (the ones by the now shuttered Virgin megastore)

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm

It was actually the neon light fixture in the “Neshaminy Mall 6” sign. That sign belongs to Neshaminy Mall, and not to the theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Frank Theatres and Entertainment Centers coming to Murrells Inlet, SC in 2011 on Sep 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm

And to Willow Grove, PA

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Barn 5 on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Here’s a link to a aerial look of the Budco Doylestown Barn Cinema from 1971: http://www.historicaerials.com/?poi=12679

From this aerial, the portion that was to the right of the Barn Cinema wasn’t built, but the left portion (aka “The Silo”) was already built

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Lincoln Drive-In on Jun 7, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Loved the ad. It looks like an early Budco Theatres ad.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about University City 6 Theatre on Jun 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm

In the Philadelphia Inquirer, this theatre is now called “Rave University City 6 Theatre”

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Plaza 5 Theatres on May 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm

This is now called AMC Plaza 5 Theatre, with the merger between AMC and Kerasotes completed today
http://www.amcentertainment.com/Plaza5

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Prince Music Theater on May 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Here’s is a ad from June 1979, with “ROCKY II” playing at the Budco Midtown Theatre. The Midtown Theatre was not twinned yet as of June 1979.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrambojr/4602314914/

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about UA Queen 4 Theatre on May 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

The King Theatre was org. to the left of the Food Fair Supermarket at the Valley Forge Shopping Center

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Critic thinks movie intermissions should be revived on Apr 26, 2010 at 9:18 am

The last movie I remember with an intermission was “Gods And Generals”, which came out in 2004.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Frank Theatres Montgomeryville Stadium 10 on Mar 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm

That arrangement of splitting films with the AMC 309 Cinema is a holdover from the 1970’s/1980’s when the Budco 309 Cinema Twin and Eric Montgomeryville Theatre were locally owned.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Boyd Theatre on Mar 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Penway14, The Boyd Theatre is still standing, with the Boyd Cinerama marquee and the vertical “Sam Eric 4” marquee. The Aldine/Viking/Cinema 19/Sam’s Place Twin Theatre is also still standing, with a CVS/pharmacy inside the building.

That theatre that was a block over was probally the World Theatre