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This past sunday (9/21/2008) was the 10th anniversary of the opening of the AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatre. This Friday (9/26/2008) is the debut of “Eagle Eye: The IMAX Experience” at AMC Neshaminy 24.
Except the AMC Loews Menlo Park 12 was always a “Cineplex Odeon” theatre, whereas the former AMC Loews Paramus Rout 4 10 Theatre started out as a “Stanley Warner” theatre.
The Stanley Warner Route 4 Theatre showed lots of great movies in 70mm, and started as a single screen.
The Cineplex Odeon/AMC Loews Menlo Park 12 Theatre is a 1990’s 12-plex that replaced another great theatre, the General Cinema Menlo Park Twin Theatre (opened as Cinema Menlo Park), which also show great 70mm films.
I have just read, over at this link: [url]http://cinematreasures.org/news/19561_0_1_0_C/[/url], that the Atco Multiplex Cinemas will close next week, along with sister theatres Showcase Lawrence 1-6 Cinemas and Circle Cinemas.
Don’t worry, the Hoffman 22 is still showing “Space Station 3D” and “Kung Fu Panda” on their iMAX screen.
sometime next month according to iMAX’s website, the Digital IMAX Theatre will open at the AMC Empire 25.
None of the IMAX Theatres in Philadelphia are showning “Fly Me To The Moon”. AMC Neshaminy 24, Hamilton 24 & Cherry Hill 24 are showing “Space Station 3D” and “Kung Fu Panda”, REG King of Prussia Stadium 16 is showing “The Dark Knight”, and The Franklin Institute is showing educational IMAX films and “The Dark Knight”.
The first 2 shows in Digitial IMAX were: Space Station 3D (@ 10:30 AM), and Kung Fu Panda (@ 12:15 PM).
In about 2 to 3 weeks, the Digital IMAX Theatre at AMC Neshaminy 24 will be open.
Yesterday, July 21, started the conversion of AMC Neshaminy 24’s Auditorium #1 from 35mm to Digital IMAX. The first film slated to play is Kung Fu Panda: The IMAX Experience. The theatre will seat 505, down from the original 617 seats when AMC Neshaminy first opened.
Yesterday, July 21, started the conversion of AMC Neshaminy 24’s Auditorium #1 from a 35mm House to a Digital IMAX Theatre. This theatre will seat 505, down from the 617 that it sat in the 35mm days.
Yesterday started the conversion of Theatre #1 from a 35mm Theatre to a Digital IMAX Theatre. Today, the existing screen was totally ripped out, and the existing speakers were removed.
In regards to the exit from the AMC Empire 25: It may have been planed like that by AMC Theatres, Hilton Hotels, and Applebee’s Restaurant for the exit to be like what it is.
Almost every showing of “The Dark Knight” was sold out this weekend, including the sync showing of the 8:30PM show in Aud #1 (The future IMAX Theatre) and Aud #24, both on Friday and Saturday.
In November of this year, this theatre, along with The AMC Empire 25 and the AMC Loews Kips Bay 15, will be a Digital IMAX Theatre.
It will be August of this year when The AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24, as well as the AMC Hamilton 24 and the AMC Neshaminy 24, will have their Digital IMAX Theatres operational.
It will be Auditorium #1 that will be converted to Digital IMAX at the soon to be renamed AMC Neshaminy 24 with IMAX Theatre.
Also, “The Dark Knight” midnight showing opens on 10 screens, short of the 16 that “Star Wars Episode III” opened on back in May 2005.
The policy of bringing in outside food changed at the same time AMC bought General Cinema from US Bankruptcy Court.
We do have 2 of the Cinemark Theatres in the Philadelphia are. They are:
Movies 16, Somerdale, NJ
Movies 10, Wilmington/Newark, DE
In the rest of Pennsylvania, the Cinemark Theatres are:
Cinemark 12, Center Township
Millcreek Cinema 6, Erie
Movies 17, Erie
Cinemark 20, Moosic
Cinemark 18 and IMAX, Tarentum
Every chain has their trademark design for each era. AMC has their cookie cutter 4-6 plexes of the late 70’s early 80’s. Then they had their 8-12 plexes with the one or two box offices in the center, lobby in in the middle with 4 screens on the left and 4 on the right. “AMC Entertainment” neon over the snack bar. Then during the megaplex boom they have their crazy “Space Port” designs with the starfield carpet. Then they have their in between phase with the tacky Hollywood star murals and their current design with the movie quote wallpaper and terrazzo with inlaid quotes.
AMC Entertainment does has a few theatres that are not the cookie-cutter variety. For starter, you have the Empire 25, which is 7 floors, the first floor (where the ticket office is) is thwe old auditorium of the original Empire Theatre. Floor 3 to 7 are the current auditoriums.
Another AMC Theatre with a unique design is The AMC Neshaminy 24, Bensalem, PA, which has the 4 big auditoriums (Auditoriums #1-2 and #23-24) in the front of the building, then a hallway (on the left and right) for Auditoriums #3-6 and #19-22, then a long hallway that goes to the back of the building where Auditoriums #7-12 and #13-18 are located. The 2 Main “Metropolis” concession stands are located between Aud # 1 & 2, and #23 & 24, and the “Uptown” stand is between #12 & 13. The only other AMC Theatre that has this design is in Spain.
Of the 10-plexes, The AMC Woodhaven 10, Bensalem, PA has its own unique design, with 4 theatres on the left (Acme) side, and 6 on the right (Home Depot) side. This was due to design of the Home Depot Plaza in which it is located in, and the fact that the Woodhaven 10’s former location, The Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinema, is located next door to the Woodhaven 10’s right side.
I believe The Stanton Theatre had 3 different marquees. The firs was from 1914 to the 1930’s. The second was from at least 1935 to around 1959, when the final marquee was nstalled. this would be the marquee style that was also used by this theatre’s sister theatre, The Boyd Theatre.
When this theatre became The Milgram Theatre, they modernized everything on the front of this theatre except for the marquee, with the exception of putting the “Milgram” name where the “Stanton” name used to be, not like what Sameric Theatres did, covering the “Boyd” name with metal and placing the “Sameric” name right through the Boyd name. you can still see the holes in the Boyd name from where the bolts were from the “Sameric” name.
The AMC Theatre that I work at still has our projection manager. I highly doubt they wold eliminate the projection manager at the 24 and 30-plexes.
A good portion of the former Cinema I & II (GCC Northeast 4) is now in use as a Social Security Office. This office is in the portion of the building that used to be Cinema II (Later Screens #3 & 4).
The portion of the building that was Cinema I (Later Screens #1 & 2) is still burned out from the fire that occured 5 to 6 years after this theatre closed.
Right now, it’s either gonna be Aud #1 or Aud #24 that will get the Digital IMAX installed. Not sure yet which one of the 2 will get it. Both Audutoriums currently seats 617
The advance tickets for “Indy 4” goes on sale on May 8. There will be no advance tickets at all for “Speed Racer”
This theatre closed as “AMC Loews Paramus Rout 4 Texplex”, although the signs on the building still read “Cineplex Odeon Route 4 Tenplex”