Iron Horse Movie Bistro

301 Lackawanna Avenue,
Scranton, PA 18503

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Iron Horse Movie Bistro

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

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Recent comments (view all 10 comments)

kencmcintyre on March 19, 2008 at 1:30 pm

I think the argument about classic theaters v. multiplexes has been dispensed with. I have added quite a few megaplexes myself recently. I do think that this site has more to offer than Cinematour, and I think that more information and comments on the multiplexes will be filled in as time goes on. Obviously there is more input on the “classic” houses as opposed to the standard twelve-screen concrete box.

helman700 on August 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

second that, though your post is interesting, I have no idea where it came from.

SusanD on March 18, 2009 at 10:50 am

This theater opened around 1995. It was part of the redevelopment of the Downtown area. It’s opening coincided with the opening of Steamtown Mall. All of this was concurrent with the National Park Service’s redevelopment of the Steamtown train museum, which the NPS owns.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 17, 2009 at 4:46 am

This theatre has been “temporarily closed” for the last three months due to an early morning fire in downtown Scranton on August 19.

John Fink
John Fink on May 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Stopped off and caught a flick the other day, completely empty in the afternoon: I saw more staff than patrons. The theater is decent – comfortable, good projection. Truth be told, the popcorn was pretty awful. The theater one floor, off one hallway. I assume the stadium seating was a retrofit, but the theater had good sightlines and a decent sized screen. The other thing is 2 of the theaters are missing: I was in theater #5, and walked past (on the right) 1, 2 and finally 5 – on the left I noticed theaters 6, 7, and 8.

wisdoug on June 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

The “missing” two theaters are back. The wall bordering the theaters and the store next door was partially destroyed in the fire. The two theaters were rebuilt and recently reopened.

Trolleyguy on July 30, 2015 at 7:26 am

Now closed. Story here:

Trolleyguy on August 16, 2016 at 9:50 am

This theatre is being remodeled by Phoenix Big Cinemas into a luxury-style brew and view venue. Leather reclining seats and restaurant and beverage service will be available. It will be called the Iron Horse Movie Bistro, with an opening date scheduled for Fall 2016.

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.

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