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timquan commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:03 pm

The old Plaza Theatre in King of Prussia wasn’t acquired by Sameric until 1980.

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timquan commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm

Theatre 5 has to be the Eric II in Pennsauken. That theatre was built in 1971, to complement the bigger theatre which was next door in a separate building. Though it was called Eric Twin Pennsauken, the theatres weren’t exact twins, they were separate buildings. Eric I was the bigger one, with 1500 seats, and Eric II was the smaller one, with 900 seats. When the bigger theatre was cut into two, Eric II was renamed Eric I, and the old Eric I was renamed Eric II & III, with one narrow auditorium created from the twinning, and the bigger auditorium having 1100 seats. Around 1983, two more auditoriums were built, and a new central lobby connected the two existing buildings.

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timquan commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

Can you add picture 4 to the REG United Artists Pennsauken listing?

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timquan commented about Mystery Eric theatres on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:42 am

Number 5 is the Eric II theatre in Pennsauken, NJ. It was an addition to the Eric I theatre. I recognize Route 73 in the background.

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timquan commented about Plymouth Meeting Mall Twin on May 18, 2009 at 5:44 pm

That theatre was owned by General Cinema Corporation, which also had Cinemas in Cherry Hill and Echelon, NJ, and NE Philadelphia. Originally a single-screen theatre, was twinned in the mid-70s. Official name was Plymouth Meeting Cinema I & II.

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timquan commented about Plaza Theatre on Oct 21, 2008 at 8:39 pm

I know this theatre was owned by RKO Stanley Warner. They also owned the Moorestown Plaza Theatre before both were bought by Sameric.

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timquan commented about Hillsdale Cinema on Jul 22, 2008 at 7:35 pm

‘Return Of The Jedi’ played at the UA Redwood 6 in Redwood City around 1983. That theatre had 70mm capability, and was able to play ‘Jedi’ in that format.

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timquan commented about Hillsdale Cinema on Jul 19, 2008 at 10:38 pm

The UA Redwood City opened around the mid-70s because ‘Return Of The Jedi’ was shown there.

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timquan commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jul 16, 2008 at 4:38 pm

The Chinese theatre complex is underutilized, since it doesn’t have enough seating capacity to show a major blockbuster like ‘The Dark Knight’ on at least 3 screens.

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timquan commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on May 26, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Well the Indy movie is playing at both the MEadow 6 and the Meadow Plaza 8.

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timquan commented about AMC AVCO Center on May 1, 2008 at 6:57 am

‘Speed Racer’ opens May 9 at the Village.

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timquan commented about Regal to possibly end newspaper listings on Mar 17, 2008 at 4:39 pm

In the New York Times, Warner Bros. and Sony Picturesmovie ads no longer have theater listings posted. They just say NOW PLAYING Check Your local listings for theatres and showtimes. Paramount, Fox, and Dreamworks have done the same thing, but their theatre listings are for Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island only. No LI, Westchester, Conn. or NJ.

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timquan commented about AMC Springfield Mall 10 on Oct 21, 2007 at 3:23 pm

Does one of the auditoriums have THX Dolby Sound?

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timquan commented about Cherry Hill Mall Cinema on May 1, 2007 at 5:00 am

Yes, it was a General Cinema theater. The CINEMA name had a common design used for all GC owned theatres.

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timquan commented about Cherry Hill Mall Cinema on Apr 30, 2007 at 7:29 pm

I think the cinema was twinned in the early 1970s. The Cherry Hill Mall had a CINEMA marquee on both Rt 38 and Haddonfield Road, and they listed two movies (1 & 2) on the signs.

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timquan commented about National Theatre on Mar 24, 2007 at 4:00 pm

What is the interior like now? They could have spent this time remodeling the theatre for the summer blockbuster season. Now it seems the National won’t be able to book any first-run blockbuster hits (Shrek the Third, Spiderman 3).

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timquan commented about Pennsauken Drive-In on Aug 26, 2006 at 7:12 am

The old drive-in property still sets there empty, alongside a former department store site, which has been used as a ballroom. Those two sites may be redeveloped into new retail space.

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timquan commented about Somerville Circle Triplex on Jul 17, 2006 at 4:35 pm

I think the name of the theatre was the Somerville Circle Triplex. It was operated by General Cinema from the 70s to the late 80s. It was near the circle intersection of US Routes 202/206 and 22.

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timquan commented about Curtain May Fall on Mann National on May 6, 2006 at 2:00 pm

Just checked the Mann Theatres website, and I was surprised there were no movies scheduled for either this week or next week at the National. ‘Poseidon’ may play at the Bruin instead.

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timquan commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Apr 16, 2006 at 6:08 am

So have they announced which films will play at the Grauman’s Chinese during May? There are 4 big films opening in May (MI3, Poseidon, The DaVinci Code, and X-Men 3), and only two big-screen theatres in Hollywood that can play them: The Grauman’s Chinese and the Dome at Arclight Hollywood. And isn’t it shocking that Grauman’s Chinese showed a trailer for ‘United 93’ nearly a month ago, and it would cause a lot of bad feedback from patrons?

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timquan commented about AMC Loews Meadow 6 on Jan 28, 2006 at 4:11 pm

Now that AMC bought out Loews, when will the AMC name replace both the Loews and Cineplex Odeon brand names? Can’t wait to see the AMC name dominate the NY Times theatre listings.

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timquan commented about Brunswick Square Cinema on Jan 26, 2006 at 3:59 pm

I don’t think Brunswick Square split into a five-plex. Around 1983, Movie City 5 and Brunswick Square Twin each operated separately.

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timquan commented about Movie City 5 on Dec 30, 2005 at 2:40 pm

I think it was a second-run house during the 80s, switching to first-run from 1986 to the 1990s.

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timquan commented about Eric's Rittenhouse Square Theatres on Dec 13, 2005 at 3:28 pm

When it was the Eric Rittenhouse Square Twin, what was the seating capacities of each auditorium?

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timquan commented about AMC Loews Menlo Park 12 on Nov 8, 2005 at 5:36 pm

This multiplex opened in December 1991, and is located in the back of the Menlo Park Mall. Originally, this multiplex replaced the old GC-owned Menlo Park Twin Cinema, which was at the corner of Route 1 and Parsonage Road, just a few feet south from the mall. Ironically, the mall complex was torn down and rebuilt into a two-story shopping mall just 9 months before this multiplex opened.