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