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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Mar 22, 2008 at 9:07 pm

This theatre closed as “AMC Loews Paramus Rout 4 Texplex”, although the signs on the building still read “Cineplex Odeon Route 4 Tenplex”

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Frank Theatres Montgomeryville Stadium 10 on Mar 15, 2008 at 4:10 pm

The 1980’s beige-colors that is in Frank’s Montgomeryville Stadium 12 is probally a holdover from it’s days as Sameric Theatres' Eric Montgomeryville 3 Theatre/United Artists Montgomeryville 7 Theatre.

What i’m trying to figure ou is how they were able to fit 12 Stadium seating theatres in a complex designed (after add-on') as a 7 theatre complex?

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about They demolished the Orleans 8! on Mar 4, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Since Target have stopped opening their Target Greatland stores a few years ago, I would presume it would be a regular Target. It won’t be a Super Target, since there is a A&P/Super Fresh Super Store just across the street from the former William Goldman’s Orleans Theatre site.

Also, The Pep Boys/Orleans 5-8 building will be demolished once the new Pep Boys building is built.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about They demolished the Orleans 8! on Mar 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm

The PA Gaming Board won’t allow Philadelphia to have a 3rd Casino, as they are allowed to only have 2. Also, the PA Gaming Board won’t put a casino 1 mile away from another casino (the other is Philadelphia Park Casino and Racetrack).

Also, Simon Properties owns Franklin Mills Mall now. It is now a sister mall to Oxford Valley Mall and the King of Prussia Mall Complex.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Randolph Theatre on Feb 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm

The Randolph Theatre was demolished in 1971, after playing their last film “Tora! Tora! Tora!”

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about They demolished the Orleans 8! on Feb 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm

That article is from a year and a ½ ago. Since then, Simon Propteries acquired The Mills Corp.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about They demolished the Orleans 8! on Feb 28, 2008 at 10:59 am

The AMC Orleans Theatre’s Auditorium #1 to 4 (The former William Goldman’s Orleans Theatre) has been demolished since December 2007. The AMC Orleans Theatre Auditorium #5 to 8 still stands, due to the fact that AMC Orleans #5 to 8, and Pep Boys Auto share the same building (A former Shop Rite/Pathmark Supermarket)

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Jan 30, 2008 at 5:25 am

It also should have its name updated to “AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex”, as this was the name of the theatre when it closed.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Circle Theatre on Jan 16, 2008 at 9:17 am

Around the Market-Frankford Line’s Margaret-Orthodox Station’s area, on the westbound side platforms was the Stanley Warner’s Circle Theatre, and just north of the Eastbound side platform were the Frankford Theatre (which was demolished), and the Roosevelt Theatre (which is still standing)

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Movies at Cheltenham Square on Jan 15, 2008 at 1:25 am

Movies at Cheltenham Square 8 is operated by King’s Theatres, who also operates the Pearl 7 Theatre at Avenue N

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about How many was that again...? on Jan 15, 2008 at 1:19 am

In Philadelphia, Pa, we have 0 single screen theatres that are stil used as a movie theatre.

Single Screen Theatres that are still standing but not used as movie theatre:
Stanley Warner’s Circle Theatre
RKO Stanley Warner’s Boyd Theatre/Sameric Theatres-United Artists-Regal Entertainment Group’s Sameric 4 Theatre (1980’s Sameric 2-3-4 addition now a Gap, original Boyd/Sameric #1 awaiting restoration)
Trans-Lux Theatre/United Artists Eric’s Place Theatre (now Foot Action)
Stanley Warner’s Karlton Theatre/William Goldman’s Midtown/Budco-AMC Midtown Twin Theatre (now Prince Music Theatre)
Arcadia Theatre (now a clothing store)
Stanley Warner’s Roosevelt Theatre
Mayfair Theatre (lobby now used as a bank)
Devon Theatre
Green Hill Theatre
Stanley Warner’s Aldine Theatre/Viking Theatre/Rugoff’s Cinema 19 Theatre/Sameric-United Artists Sam’s Place Twin Theatre (Now used as CVS/pharmacy)

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Granite Run 8 on Jan 8, 2008 at 9:04 pm

This AMC Theatre location opened in 1987/88

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Woodhaven 10 on Jan 8, 2008 at 8:58 pm

The Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas, and the AMC Woodhaven 10 Theatre are, although 2 seperate buildings, one continuous operation.

AMC opened this theatre in 1973 as “Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas”, changed the name to AMC Woodhaven Mall 4 Theatre after they acquired the Leo Twin Theatre, the Bucks Mall Colonial Twin Theatre, and the Premiere Twin Theatre from Ramon Posel in 1980.

The AMC Woodhaven 10 uses the same original phone number that the Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas first used back in 1973.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Deptford Mall 6 on Sep 29, 2007 at 9:38 pm

The AMC Depford Mall 6 Theatre opened in the late 1970’s as General Cinema Deptford Mall 4 Theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Sep 29, 2007 at 9:36 pm

I just checked out Movie Tickets.com, and you can buy for AMC Rockaway 16. You can’t use Fandango.com for AMC Rockaway 16. Not sure about Movie Tickets.com’s “mobile.movietickets.com” Cell phone services.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about UA Moorestown Mall 7 on Sep 29, 2007 at 9:33 pm

REG Moorestown 7 Theatre was opened by Pacific Theatres' RKO Stanley Warner Theatres division when the Moorestown Mall opened.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about TV news story on AMC Orleans closure & nearby Philadelphia cinemas on Sep 8, 2007 at 9:49 pm

I saw the clip (both directly on Fox 29, as well as on the Fox 29 website) and I was moved.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 on Sep 8, 2007 at 9:44 pm

Cineplex Odeon Theatres bought RKO Century Warner Theatres (aka RKO Stanley Warner Theatres-Stanley Warner Theatres-The Stanley Company of America, RKO Cinema 5-Rugoff Theatres-Walter Reade Theatres-Plitt Theatres) in early 1987. Loews/Sony Theatres bought Cineplex Odeon Theatres in 1998. AMC Theatres bought Loews Cineplex Entertainment in 1/27/2006.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 on Sep 5, 2007 at 2:19 pm

All of the former Loews Cineplex theatres up in NYC area, Detroit area, and Chicago area still has their “Loews”, “Cineplex Odeon”, “Star” and “Magic Johnson” names on their buildings.

In regards to RKO Stanley Warner: In 1930, Warner Brothers acquired The Stanley Company of America, and renamed the theatre division to “Stanley Warner”. Pacific Theatres bought Stanley Warner in the late 1950’s/early 1960’s, and then acquired RKO Theatres in 1967, and merged RKO and Stanley Warner into 1 division: RKO Stanley Warner, while creating another division: Pacific East. Pacific Theatres also had in the NYC area another division: RKO Cinema 5 (Former Rugoff Theatres).

In 1981, when Almi/Century acquired RKO Stanley Warner from Pacific Theatres, they renamed the new company to “RKO Century Warner Theatres”

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8 on Jun 20, 2007 at 9:55 pm

This AMC Loews Theatres is probally the last of the Century Theatres from the late 1950’s and 1960’s that is still in use. It’s sister theatre (from the Century days), the Loews Cineplex Route 17 Triplex (which had the “RKO Century’s Paramus Theatre” instead of the Cineplex Odeon logo on it’s building to the very end) has been closed since Janunary 12, 2006, and demolished by May of this year.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Woodhaven 10 on Jun 19, 2007 at 10:48 am

The Woodhaven Mall that has the AMC Woodhaven 10 Theatre, is now called Home Depot Plaza, and is located at the interseection of PA 63 (Woodhaven Road & Expressway) and US Route 13 (Bristol Pike), in Bensalem, PA. Less than a ¼ mile west from the Woodhaven Mall/Home Depot Plaza is Franklin Mills Mall, in Philadelphia, PA.

This mall opened in 1973 with Woolco, Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas, Gaudio’s Garden Center and Acme Super Saver Supermarket. Today, the Home Depot is on the site of the Woolco store, Babies R us is in the Gaudio’s building, and Acme Super Saver is just called Acme, and the Woodhaven Mall 4 became the AMC Woodhaven 10.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8 on May 29, 2007 at 3:35 pm

Century twinned it and later when they were aquired by RKO, it was made into a quad. Later Cineplex Odeon made it an eight-plex" (RobertR, intro)


A couple of clarifications: During the early-to-mid 1980s, this theater was a triplex. RKO Century then turned it into a quad in ‘85 or '86. By '89 it was expanded again to an eightplex, at which time it was operated by Loews not Cineplex Odeon.


By the time Loews merged with Cineplex Odeon in 1998, this theatre was already a 8-plex.

Here is the updated operating order:
CENTURY
ALMI CENTURY
RKO Century Warner (1981-1987)
Cineplex Odeon (1987-1998)
Loews Cineplex (Still as Cineplex Odeon) (1998-2006)
AMC Loews (Still with Cineplex Odeon or Loews Cineplex logos) (2006-P)

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Roosevelt Field 8 on May 29, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Century twinned it and later when they were aquired by RKO, it was made into a quad. Later Cineplex Odeon made it an eight-plex" (RobertR, intro)


A couple of clarifications: During the early-to-mid 1980s, this theater was a triplex. RKO Century then turned it into a quad in ‘85 or '86. By '89 it was expanded again to an eightplex, at which time it was operated by Loews not Cineplex Odeon.


By the time Loews merged with Cineplex Odeon in 1998, this theatre was already a 8-plex.

Here is the updated operating order:
CENTURY
ALMI CENTURY
RKO Century Warner (1981-1987)
Cineplex Odeon (1987-1998)
Loews Cineplex (Still as Cineplex Odeon) (1998-2006)
AMC Loews (Still with Cineplex Odeon or Loews Cineplex logos) (2006-P)

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Eric Twin Cherry Hill on May 29, 2007 at 10:38 am

In the old Philadelphia Inquier listings, after the Sameric Theatres chain acquired this theatre (as well as the Ardmore Theatre and the Plaza Moorestown Theatre) from RKO Stanley Warner Theatres, it was called “Eric Route 38 Twin Theatre”.

It was never called “Eric Twin Cherry Hill” since General Cinema was calling their theatre either “Cinema Cherry Hill”, “Cinema I & II Cherry Hill” or “General Cinema Cherry Hill Twin”

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about 1,000+ D-Cinema Bookings For 'Pirates' on May 29, 2007 at 8:35 am

The AMC Neshaminy 24 was originally slated to get Pirates 3 in Digital, but instead got “Shrek The Third” in digital