Comments from Michael R. Rambo Jr.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
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.

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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.

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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

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Garden State 16 on May 28, 2007 at 4:43 pm

The General Manager of the AMC Garden State 16 Theatre was previously the GM of the AMC Jersey Gardens 20 Theatre (Elizabeth, NJ), and the Senior Manager of the AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatre (Bensalem, PA)

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about Happy 30th, Star Wars! on May 25, 2007 at 5:56 pm

I was too young to see “Star Wars” in the theatres back in 1977 (I eventually saw it in the theatres during the 1997 “Special Edition” version at the long-gone General Cinema Franklin Mills 10 Theatre).

I did see The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 at the long-gone AMC Premiere Twin Theatre, and Return Of The Jedi at the long-gone General Cinema Northeast 4 Theatre. I also saw the 1997 “Special Edition” of both of these films at the AMC Woodhaven 10 Theatre.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on May 24, 2007 at 12:26 pm

The new AMC Garden State Plaza theatre will have 2 screens showing the digital version of “Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End”. This Pirates film is, with previews, running at 3 Hours.

The 8:00 PM showing of Pirates will be at the AMC Loews (Stanley Warner’s) Paramus Route 4 Theatre tonight, the last day of the Route 4 Theatre’s operation.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on May 17, 2007 at 2:31 am

The AMC Garden State Plaza 16 Theatre was designed by and started it construction by the long-gone Loews Cineplex Entertainment Company. AMC took over this project, as well as the now-opened AMC Rockaway 16 Theatre, when they acquired Loews Cineplex on 1/26/2006

The Paramus Planning Board approved of the construction of the AMC (then-named Loews Cineplex) Garden State Plaza 16 Theatre back on June 21, 2005.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Apr 29, 2007 at 9:01 am

Most profitable movie at AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 10 Theatre was probally “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” (released 1977 as “Star Wars” when theatre was known as RKO Stanley Warner’s Route 4 3 Theatre; released 1997 as Special Edition when theatre was known as Cineplex Odeon Route 4 10 Theatre).

The movie that probally stayed the longest is either 2001, Alien, or Star Wars Episode IV. If anyone knows, let everyone know.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Apr 28, 2007 at 5:26 pm

All 16 screens at the AMC Garden State Plaza 16 will be digital

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Apr 26, 2007 at 8:16 am

The last movie that will open at the AMC Paramus Route 4 10 Theatre will be: Shrek The Third.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr. commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Apr 24, 2007 at 1:05 pm

What I’ve heard is that the new AMC Garden State Plaza 16 Theatre will be 100% digital when it opens next month, and replacing the AMC Loews (RKO Century Warner/RKO Stanley Warner/Stanley Warner’s) Paramus Route 4 10 Theatre.

Also, the GM of the AMC Garden State Plaza 16 Theatre was last at the AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatre.