AMC Springfield Twin

Baltimore Pike and Sproul Road,
Springfield, PA 19081

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The Cinema I Springfield Theatre was opened between 1964 and 1965 by Budco Theatres. This theatre was located on Baltimore Pike and Sproul Road, in Springfield.

In 1975, Budco twinned this theatre.

In January 1992, AMC Theatres (sucessors to Budco Theatres) closed this theatre, mainly due to the close proximity of the recently opened AMC Marple 10 Theatre, which was a mile west of the Springfield on Sproul Road.

If anyone has any more information on the Cinema I Springfield (AMC Springfield Twin) Theatre, it would be apprieciated.

Contributed by Michael R. Rambo Jr.

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George Quirk
George Quirk on February 16, 2011 at 8:00 am

Actually the theatre was demolished and currently an Office Depot is on the spot, it’s at the end of the Old Sproul Shopping Center. Genuardi’s is located in another shopping center further down Baltimore Pike.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on February 16, 2011 at 8:46 am

I saw 2 movies there in the late 70’s Dracula was one and I don’t rememebr the other. I do rememebr both were shown in flat. I saw one film there after it was twined, Bobby Deerfield.

ronnie21
ronnie21 on February 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

valley girl played there in April of 83..

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on March 16, 2011 at 2:09 pm

George, you are correct. i just looked on Historic Aerial, and the east wall of Office depot was right near where the west wall of the AMC Springfield Twin/Budco Cinema I Springfield was.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 7, 2011 at 11:04 am

This opened on September 25th, 1964. The grand opening ad is in this theatre’s photo section.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on October 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

Was it originally a William Goldman Theater?

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on October 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

Cinema I Springfield (AKA AMC Springfield Twin) was never owned by William Goldman Theatres. The photo mentions Budco Quality Theatre when it opened on 9/25/1964.

ronnie21
ronnie21 on October 19, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Fear no Evil played here in spring of 81……………

ronnie21
ronnie21 on February 3, 2012 at 11:31 am

Also, the original Halloween played here in spring of 1979!! How cool is that…

ronnie21
ronnie21 on August 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

This theater actually closed in January of 1992….

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