Ambridge Family Theater

645 Merchant Street,
Ambridge, PA 15003

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The Ambridge Family Theater opened in the 1967 as the Warner Theater, when a former Warner manager built his own theater in what was originally a sewing machine store after the Warner theater chain closed its local branch.

Currently the only single screen independent theater in Beaver County. Owned and operated by the Cockrum family.

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 10, 2008 at 2:51 am

Here is a 1954 photo from the PAB site:
http://tinyurl.com/2gcmhu

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 10, 2008 at 2:58 am

And here is the source for the photo.

edblank
edblank on May 29, 2008 at 4:51 am

The Ambridge seems to have been the name of three distinct theaters in Ambridge, Pa,

The first was at 714 Merchant Street at Seventh Avenue. It may have had as many as 1,335 seats. By the 1980s, a bank occupied the site.

A second Ambridge Theatre was on Merchant at Fifth Avenue. After a fire destroyed the theater, an Equibank opened on the site.

Congratulations to the current Ambridge for hanging on proudly in the megaplex era.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 18, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Opened in 1967. Not to be picky, but the address is 645 Merchant Street. Ambridge Family Theater website.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 8, 2008 at 10:54 pm

Here are some photos of the Ambridge Family Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 14, 2009 at 10:09 pm

This is a 1982 photo. $2.50 to see “The Secret of NIMH”.

Element02
Element02 on September 11, 2010 at 12:54 am

I saw ‘The Love Letter’ at this theatre in the summer of ‘99. If I remember correctly, admission was $3.50 and a reg. size popcorn was free during all matinee shows.

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