Scranton Art Haus

301 Lackawanna Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503

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Previously operated by: Cosmic Cinemas, Marquee Cinemas, Phoenix Big Cinemas, Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previous Names: UA Steamtown 8, Marquee Cinemas-Steamtown 8, Iron Horse Movie Bistro, Cosmic Cinemas - Iron Horse

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Scranton Art Haus

The Marquee Cinemas-Steamtown 8 was opened by United Artists on December 15, 1995. It closed December 30, 2014. It was taken over by Phoenix Big Cinemas and after renovations were carried out, it reopened in Fall of 2016 as Iron Horse Movie Bistro, operated by Phoenix Theatres Entertainment. It was closed suddenly in January 2018.

On March 5, 2019 it was reopened by Cosmic Cinemas whose policy is to cater for mature adults. Under 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and no babies are allowed into the theatre. Also there is a no talking ban and cell phones are prohibited. In November 2019 Cosmic Cinemas went broke. It was renamed Scranton Art Haus which was closed on March 16, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

Rstewart on October 20, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Was in Scranton today and drove by, didn’t see any activity at this site. Everything outside that identified it as previously a theatre has been removed.

Rstewart on March 1, 2019 at 3:59 pm

Apparently reopening soon by Cosmic Cinemas out of South Carolina, there is an interview from the Scranton Fox affiliate at with a few shots of the interior, looks nice.

Trolleyguy on March 8, 2019 at 6:41 am

That policy stated above of not allowing anyone into the theatre under the age of 17 seems incorrect. Several of the movies listed on the website are family films and Fandango is selling children’s tickets for all the movies. Maybe unescorted minors under 17 at night?

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 10, 2019 at 8:04 pm

From Cosmic Cinemas' home page:

Cosmic Cinemas' focus on adults stands apart from other movie theaters. Our beverage menu caters to a more sophisticated palate, and a parent or guardian must accompany children under 17-years old. Additionally, no babies, talking, or cell phones are permitted in the theaters.

rivest266 on March 22, 2019 at 2:22 pm

This opened as UA Steamtown Mall on December 15th, 1995 and closed in 2003. It reopened by Marquee Theatres on June 11th, 2004 and closed in August 2009 after a fire causing damage. It reopened again by Marquee on January 29th, 2010 and closed again in 2011. It reopened as the Iron Horse Movie Bistro on April 28th, 2017 and closed on January 22nd, 2018. Reopened on March 7th, 2019.

Grand opening ads posted.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on March 22, 2019 at 9:47 pm

yet another grand opening ad posted in photos

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 22, 2019 at 12:47 pm

The Cosmic Cinemas chain shut down earlier this month. This theatre has reopened as the Scranton Art Haus.

Ryan Serowinski
Ryan Serowinski on October 31, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Well, guessing that the Scranton Art Haus won’t reopen, According to Google, it’s now listed as permanently closed due to the pandemic, now the Scranton, PA area is left with only two movie theaters(with Moosic & Dickson City surviving the shutdowns)(or three(with the R/C Theatres in Wilkes-Barre), if you combine both Wilkes-Barre and Scranton together), marking March 16th, 2020 as the last day of the theater being open with the following final shows:

-Call of the Wild -Fantasy Island/JoJo Rabbit -The Hunt -Impractical Jokers the Movie -The Invisible Man -Onward -Sonic the Hedgehog -Weathering with You

RIP to possibly the entire eight screen theater complex thru the many different companies that operated it: December 15th, 1995-March 16th, 2020

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