UA Grant Plaza

1619 Grant Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19115

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United Artists Grant Plaza 9 Theaters

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AMC has Northeast Philly pretty much covered (Neshaminy, Woodhaven, Franklin Mills, and the Orleans…I guess), but that doesn’t stop Regal from operating this generally unimpressive nine-screen multiplex at the junction of Welsh Road and Grant Avenue (between Bustleton and Krewstown).

Screens are small-ish, sound is average, seating is meh. On the other hand, if you’re hoping to see a new blockbuster, this theater might offer less of a crowd to contend with…

Contributed by Scott Weinberg

Recent comments (view all 15 comments)

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Is this in a shopping center? This one wasn’t around in the eighties when I hung out in Northeast Philly.

TheALAN
TheALAN on November 23, 2013 at 10:34 pm

The absence of a marquee does make this theatre very mysterious! Never seen a cinema without a marquee! Except for the United Artists, this building doesn’t offer a clue to what is inside. Even the ticket booth could be mistaken for an ATM from a distance. Does anyone know who the architect is? Must be part of the new generation.

TheALAN
TheALAN on December 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm

TheaterBuff1: On the Castor Theatre page you comment that Cinema Treasures has no page for the UA Grant Plaza 9, yet here you are, on the page that doesn’t exist, with almost a half page comment. Did you make a wrong turn on that fantasy highway of yours?

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on September 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm

This location is receiving the “Regal King Size” Recliners right now

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on March 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

Have started seeing some films at Grant Plaza once again. The auditoriums have literally all been reduced to half the original seating capacity with the conversion to the big recliners. Even without stadium seating, you now get an unobstructed view of the screen, even with someone sitting directly in front of you because of the unusually large space between rows needed to accomodate the recliners…which is a good thing for my short self. Aud 2 & 8 which are the smallest have definately benefited from a change in seating configuration, eliminating the isle that devided the seats down the middle has created much improved site lines which also make the screen appear larger. Little bit disappointed by the redone decor; it’s clean as a pin but a bit too “blackbox” sterile. The original decor had a nice hint of old time movie theater style and warmth with the stylized wall lighting fixtures and color scheme. Good 4k Digital projection and decent sound. The best auditoriums are still the two big ones, #3 and #7 with their 40' wide ‘scope screens and excellent sight lines improved by the reduced seating.

robboehm
robboehm on March 9, 2017 at 9:52 pm

Next time you’re there how about getting a seating count for each auditorium?

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on March 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Yeah, I do get a bit too deeply into this stuff sometimes. At least it keeps me out of trouble…..

theatrefan
theatrefan on March 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Regal recliners do seem a bit more comfy than the AMC version, based upon my experience at Regal New Roc City.

Cinedelphia
Cinedelphia on March 11, 2017 at 11:34 pm

Never been to an AMC with recliners. The only AMC theaters with recliners in the Philly area that I am aware of is AMC Woodhaven and the Marleton 8 and Deptford 8 over in South Jersey. Soemthing is going on at the AMC Neshaminy 24 as the IMAX and theater #24 have been shut down for the next 12 weeks….but that’s a mystery at this time.

BenPaz
BenPaz on March 11, 2017 at 11:51 pm

I think the mysterious thing may be a laser imax upgrade

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