Eric 4 Feasterville

Bustleton Pike,
Feasterville, PA 19053

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Eric Feasterville

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Opened in 1972 as a single screen theatre, it was on Bustleton Pike right between Street Road and the Buck Hotel. If you couldn’t find something you wanted to see here, you could just bop across the street to the Bucks County Twin Theatre that was nestled inside a rather skimpy little mall.

I once sat outside the Eric Feasterville after a movie and listened to a mother berate the box office clerk for the violent content of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”. Fun times. It was later converted into two screens and another two screens were added beside. It was closed in 1996.

Contributed by Scott Weinberg

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kencmcintyre on November 20, 2006 at 3:16 pm

I am partial to 70s movies, having grown up in that era. Hold the jokes, please. I was looking at an ad from the Bucks County Courier Times dated 2/19/78. You tell me if anyone has a better choice of films nowadays:

Eric Feasterville and Eric Twin Lawrenceville: “Close Encounters”

Pennsbury Theater (Morrisville): “Taxi Driver”

Lincoln (Roosevelt Blvd at City Line): “Black Sunday”, “Looking for Mr. Goodbar” and “Marathon Man”

Eric Playhouse (Princeton) and Eric Fairless Hills: “High Anxiety”

Eric Garden (Princeton) and Eric Twin Penn Jersey: “Coma”

Budco Prince (Trenton): “Julia” with Vanessa Redgrave

Eric Twin Independence Mall (Trenton): “Saturday Night Fever”

Newtown: “Smoky and the Bandit” (OK, not a classic, but a good redneck film)

Premiere Twin (Neshaminy Mall): “Goodbye Girl” and “Harold Robbins' The Betsy”, with Lawrence Olivier (a great “bad” film).

siboski on January 14, 2008 at 8:10 am

I worked at the Eric Feasterville from 1985-1987. It was the best high school job you could have. Free movies, free popcorn, and we did our fair share of partying in there. All the people that worked there were all friends so we basically hung out there whether we were working or not. We a lot of classic 80’s movies such as Beverly Hills Cop, Rambo II, Running Scared, Teen Wolf, St. ELmo’s Fire, and About Last Night. We used to let a lot of people in for free, especially if you gave us beer.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 22, 2011 at 11:50 am

This theatre should be listed as Closed/Demolished, since there is a Giant [PA] (former Genuardi’s) located there.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

The theatre, as well as part of the shopping center, was torn down for the Genuardi’s/Giant [PA] store.

HowardBHaas on June 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I’ve posted a photo in the photo gallery.

TheALAN on December 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Here was another theater without a marquee. Not even a poster light box. Maybe that’s why this theater failed, no one knew what was playing. When did the Eric 4 Feasterville open? How many seats? Who was the architect? What was the style? When did it close? Five reviews and not a clue! Doesn’t anyone have any information on the Eric 4 Feasterville?

markp on December 29, 2013 at 6:22 am

Judging by the looks of the cover photo, this was probably a large single screen at one time that was cut up into 4.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on December 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm

When this theatre became a 4-plex, Screens #3 & 4 were built behind the original building. The original building was split int a twin, and the other 2 screens were to the left of Screens #1 & 2.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on December 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

The majority of the Eric Theatres did not have a marquee on the building, but instead had the streetside marquee that was on a signpost. This location, as well as the Eric MacDade Mall Theatre, the ERic Stratford Theatre, as well as the AMC 309 Cinema 9 Theatre, are good examples.

rivest266 on May 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm

This opened in 1972 and closed in 1996.

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