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A view of the 309 Cinema 9
The AMC Premiere Twin was closed 5 years before AMC Neshaminy 24 even was built.
This theatre was opened by Ramon Posel, owner of the Leo Mall Twin Theatre, Premiere Twin Theatre, Ritz 5 Theatre, Ritz 4 At The Bourse Theatre, and Ritz East Twin Theatre before selling this theatre, along with the leo and the premiere to AMC in early 1980.
It seems that Amboy is not the only Multiplex Cinemas to be closed. Now it seems that the All jersey Multiplex Cinemas (The former Redstone’s Newark Drive-In) is now closed.
From what the picture of their concession stand look like, it has the old Loews Theatres “Lights” logo on the stand’s front. The seats are definitely AMC “Stadium Seating” style seats
William, all of the former Loews Cineplex Theatres anre now called either AMC loews, AMC Star or AMC Magic Johnson. Examples include: AMC Loews Universal City 18 Theatre (Former Cineplex Odeon Universal City 18 Theatre), AMC Loews 34th Street 14 Theatre (Former Loews Cineplex 34th Street 14 Theatre), AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Theatre (former Magic Johnson Harlem USA 9 Theatre), AMC Loews Shore 8 Theatre (former Cineplex Odeon Shore 8 Theatre), AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 10 Theatre (former Stanley Warner Route 4 Theatre).
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.
Does anyone know where in the mall this theatre was located?
The new manager of the AMC Loews Shore 8 is coming from the AMC (William Goldman’s/Budco) Orleans 8 Theatre, in Philadelphia, PA
Thanks. I kinda figured out about the twinning. It was the same way that William Goldman/Budco, General Cinema, and Sameric Theatres twined all thier theatres in the Philadelphia area.
Century’s Paramus Theatre was already a twin by the time Century Theatres bought RKO Stanley Warner from Pacific Theatres in 1981.
This was probally the only Cineplex Odeon theatre that never had the Cineplex Odeon name on the outside of the building, instead keeping the “RKO Century’s Paramus Theatre” name on the building until it closed a week before Loews Cineplex became part of AMC Theatres.
On AMC’s website, this theatre is called “AMC Fresh Meadows 7”, and the newspaper calls it “AMC Loews Fresh Meadows 7”. I this is because Cineplex Entertainment (A Canadian company) owns the rights to the “Cineplex Odeon” name.
Another question? How did they convert this from a twin to a 7 plex?
At my theatre, we will throw someout if:
1: There was a complaint from another guest about them
2: If they are Under 17 and sneaking into a R-rated film
The only time my theatre will use police force if the person getting thrown out is either drunk or stoned, or if there was a fight in the theatre.
AMC has indeed adopted the “AMC Loews” name for the former Loews and Cineplex Odeon Theatres. AMC also adopeted the “AMC Magic Johnson” name for Magic Johnson Theatres, and “AMC Star” for Star Theatres.
The 2 best examples of former Budco Theatres that are now AMC Theatres are:
William Goldman’s Orleans Theatre (AMC Orleans 8 Theatre)
Budco 309 Cinema Theatre (AMC 309 Cinema 9 Theatre)
Other theatres that were Budco/AMc and are still operating are:
Bryn Mawr Film Institude (Goldman’s/Budco/AMC Bryn Mawr Theatre)
Prince Music Theatre (William Goldman/Budco/AMC Midtown Theatre)
The Leo Mall Theatre, as well as the Bucks Mall Colonial Theatre, and the Premiere Theatre, were owned by Ramon Posel, who sold these three theatres to Stanley Durwood’s American Multi Cinema Inc. in early 1980.
At one point, after the AMC Leo Mall Twin closed, there was a mini Channel Home Repair store in the Leo Theatre building, which was across from the former Pantry Pride supermarket and JM Fields/The Dry Goods/Big K Mart department store.
The state of Pa won’t let and casino be built of the Franklin Mills site, since Philadelphia Park will have a casino site only a mile away.
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.
The REG United Artists Oxford Valley Stadium 14 Theatre opened in 1992 as “United Artists Oxford Valley 10 Theatre”. It replaced the Eric-United Artists Lincoln Plaza Twin Theatre. In the late 1990’s, the Oxford Valley Theatre was retrofitted with stadium seating, and in 2004 4 brand new stadium seating auditoriums were built to the left of the original building. Here is the auditorium arrangements:
Lower Left side of entrance:
Aud 3 (opened 2004)
Aud 4 (opened 2004)
Upper 8 theatres
Aud 5 (opened 2004)
Aud 6 (opened 2004)
Aud 7 (Org Aud 3)
Aud 8 (Org Aud 4)
Aud 9 (Org Aud 5)
Aud 10 (Org Aud 6)
Aud 11 (Org Aud 7)
Aud 12 (Org Aud 8)
Lower right side of entrance:
Aud 13 (Org Aud 9)
Aud 14 (Org Aud 10)
Can you use the AMC Entertainment Card at the AMC Loews E-Walk?
I believe AMC won’t intergrate the computer system of the E-Walk since it has to be sold, where other former Loews Cineplex Theatres computer systems, such as the 34th Street 14 is able to take the AMC Entertainment Card and the AMc MovieWatcher card.
Mikeoaklandpark, AMC is definitely gonna continue using the Loews name. In the MovieWatcher commerical during the “AMC First Look” with Jay and Silent Bob, the commerical says you can sign up at any AMC or AMC Loews location
The LIRR structure south of Rockaway and Woodhaven is still used by NYC Subway’s A Train to Aqueduct Racetrack and The Rockaways.
TheatreBuff, I happen to know members of the AMC Orleans 8 management, and they came from AMC Neshaminy 24.
In fact, AMC Neshaminy 24 provided managers to; AMC Orleans 8, AMC Franklin Mills 14, AMC Hamilton 24, AMC Plymouth Cinema 12, AMC Loews Lincoln Square 12, AMC Santa Anita 14, AMC Bay Street 16, and AMC Deptford 8 Theatres.
MikeH: The Cineplex Odeon chain that is in Canada is a seperate company from AMc Theatres. The Cineplex Odeon name on theatres in the US are on theatres that, at least in NY/NJ area, are from the former RKO Century Warner theatre chain. Most newspapers advertise Cineplex Odeon as “AMC Loews”. i have a feeling that AMC may eventually drop the Cineplex Odeon name alltogether.
The Star name is on theatres in Detroit, Mi that were bought originally by Loews/Sony Theatres.
I work at a AMC Theatres in the Philadelphia, PA area. 2 of AMC’s Philadelphia theatres were from the old Budco Theatres chain.
Mikeh: Peter Brown is still the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of AMC Entertainment Inc., and is only the third Chairman of the Board for AMC Entertainment Inc., suceeding Stanley Durwood, and founder Ed Durwood. Phil Singelton is the president of American Multi-Cinema Inc., which operates under the AMC, Loews, Cineplex Odeon, Magic Johnson, and Star names.