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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”
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?
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.
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.
The Randolph Theatre was demolished in 1971, after playing their last film “Tora! Tora! Tora!”
That article is from a year and a ½ ago. Since then, Simon Propteries acquired The Mills Corp.
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)
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.
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)
Movies at Cheltenham Square 8 is operated by King’s Theatres, who also operates the Pearl 7 Theatre at Avenue N
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)
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)
This AMC Theatre location opened in 1987/88
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.
The AMC Depford Mall 6 Theatre opened in the late 1970’s as General Cinema Deptford Mall 4 Theatre.
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.
REG Moorestown 7 Theatre was opened by Pacific Theatres' RKO Stanley Warner Theatres division when the Moorestown Mall opened.
I saw the clip (both directly on Fox 29, as well as on the Fox 29 website) and I was moved.
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.
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”