AMC Philadelphia Mills 14

1149 Franklin Mills Circle,
Philadelphia, PA 19154

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AMC Franklin Mills 14

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The Franklin Mills 14 opened December 19, 1997 at Franklin Mills Mall, on the site of the former Sears Catolog Outlet store. The Franklin Mills Mall itself sits on the site of the former Liberty Bell Racetrack.

This theatre replaced a older GCC Franklin Mills 10 theatre, which was located on the outskirts of the mall.

The auditoriums are stadium seating, with digital sound, and two of the auditoriums are equipped with Lucasfilm’s THX digital sound system.

In 2002, General Cinema was acquired by AMC Theatres.

Contributed by Michael R. Rambo Jr.

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TheaterBuff1
TheaterBuff1 on May 8, 2008 at 11:21 pm

You don’t mean “was” but is, while meantime here’s the CT link for it: /theaters/17221_0_2_0_C/

If you’re planning to go there, when you get to Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue veer west on Grant, Grant Plaza Shopping Center will immediately appear on your right, and you’ll see the United Artists Grant Plaza Cinema 9 to the far other side of it across its large parking area. Be forewarned there’s no marquee, so if you want to know what’s showing you’ll have to check the newspaper listings. It isn’t cheap, but at least it’s tidily maintained, unlike how it was with the AMC Orleans.

TheaterBuff1
TheaterBuff1 on May 9, 2008 at 12:03 am

Hmmm, just came back from visiting that link you provided — which by rights I should’ve done first before posting — and have no knowledge of any theater of old in Northeast Philadelphia called the Plaza, in the Franklin Mills area or otherwise. So now you’ve got me curious, too! I grew up here in NE Philly, but never remember ever seeing any movie listings for a Plaza theater other than the link I gave you. So if you find out anything please let me know as well. Thanks!

TheaterBuff1
TheaterBuff1 on May 9, 2008 at 10:46 pm

Ken MC, with HDTV267’s help, it appears we’ve just solved the mystery of the phantom Northeast Philadelphia theater of old called the “Plaza.” The photo that ministry uses at its website isn’t located in Northeast Philadelphia at all but rather is at 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE, in Atlanta, Georgia. The CT webpage for it is /theaters/4226/
And from what I can determine, it’s still in operation and appears to be doing well and still has that great marquee.

Meantime, it should be clarified the Northeast Philly theater the ministry took over isn’t the AMC Franklin Mills 14 that remains in fullscale operation today but is the former GCC Franklin Mills 10 that had been on the mall’s outskirts.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Since the end of 2010, the AMC Franlin Mills 14 Theatre has had a IMAX screen installed, joining AMC Neshaminy 24, AMC Hamilton 24, AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24, The Franklin Institude, and REG King of Prussia Stadium 16 as the only IMAX screens in the Philadelphia area

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

IMAX Corp. has retrofitting existing screens for the Digital IMAX. They mostr likely will never build a 70mm IMAX setup again. Franklin mills, along with Neshaminy, Hamilton, cherry Hill, and New Brunswick 18 will be getting Sanctum: An IMAX 3D Experience this Friday. King of Prussia will be keeping Tron Legacy IMAX 3D.

chinatownkid
chinatownkid on September 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

This theater used to show Hong Kong and Indian movies after midnight on Saturdays. I went to see a number of Hong Kong movies here back in the 90s. Usually people wouldn’t know what was showing until a couple days ahead of time when a poster would suddenly show up on a particular wall in Chinatown…

lizakovach
lizakovach on October 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

I remember the old Franklin Mills building was purchased instead of leased by one of the Smith kids from General Cinema. The corporation lost their shirt on that purchase.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on November 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm

since Mid october, this theatre is now known as AMC Philadelphia Mills 14. The mall itself since late September has been known as Philadelphia Mills Mall

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on May 18, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Seating for AMC Philadelphia Mills (GCC/AMC Franklin Mills) 14:

Theatres #1 & 14: 268 Seats

Theatres #2 & 13: 218 Seats

Theatres #3 & 12: 134 Seats

Theatres #4 & 11: 185 Seats Theatres #5 & 10: 278 Seats (Double Door Entrance)

Theatre #6: 338 Seats (Double Door Entrance)

Theatre #7: 391 Seats (Double Door Entrance)

Theatre #8 (IMAX Theatre): 339 Seats (Double Door Entrance)

Theatre #9: 336 Seats (Double Door Entrance)

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