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AMC Classic Fairgrounds 10

3050 N. 5th Street Highway,
Reading, PA 19601

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AMC Classic Fairgrounds 10

Built and opened as a 5-screen theatre by Fox Theatres of Reading, PA. around 1982. It was taken over by Carmike and another 5-screens were added. It was then taken over by Cinema Center. In 2012 it was taken over by Digiplex Destinations. By early-2017 it had been taken back by Carmike Cinemas.

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muviebuf
muviebuf on January 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Originally built as a 5 screen by Fox Theatres of Reading sometime around 1982-1983, Fairgrounds was sold to Carmike in the mid 1990’s when the banks forced Fox to unload most of its theatres.

Carmike closed the Fairgounds somewhere in the late 1990’s or early 2000’s where it was acquired by Marv Troutman of Millersburg (Cinema Centers chain) who expanded it to ten screens. Ten is still the current screen count. This theatre has never had 11 screens. (RC Movies in Reading is the venue with 11 screens).

Cinemasavvy
Cinemasavvy on July 16, 2012 at 7:25 am

Acquired by Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. in 2012 and screens are now 100% digital.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 2, 2013 at 10:19 am

The remodeling and expansion of the Fairgrounds Square Cinemas in Reading for Cinema Center was designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm JKR Partners, formerly known as JKRoller Architects.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm

December 19th, 1980 grand opening ad as Fox Fairgrounds 5 can be found in the photo section.

rayman29
rayman29 on March 22, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Carmike Cinemas bought Digiplex in 2014, which resulted in them once again owning this theatre. It became owned by AMC as a result of AMC buying Carmike at the end of 2016.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on December 24, 2017 at 1:38 am

AMC has placed this theater under there AMC Classic branding that operates low traffic and smaller locations as first run budget theaters. they are last to get major upgrades but will be getting the Coke freestyle units and be keeping the popcorn bucket and the Tuesday discount for stubs members.

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