AMC Woodhaven 10

1336 Bristol Pike,
Bensalem, PA 19020

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hdtv267 on July 4, 2015 at 11:54 am

Renovations are well under way. Theaters 1-6 are completely shut down and inaccessible to patrons, as it’s a hard hat zone. Based upon information I received today from a staffer, 1-6 are expected to be re-opened mid August. Then from there, of course 7-10 will be next. The entire job is expected to be completed in mid October.

Kudos to AMC as a chain for updating the policy snipes. They are short and to the point now, people will hopefully pay attention.

I uploaded best I could on the construction. # putmymoneywheremymouthis

hdtv267 on June 20, 2015 at 9:38 am

Word today from one of the theatre employees who came in to tidy up whilst credits were running after “Inside Out”… renovations begin Monday 6/22 for the change over to the recliners. Interestingly enough the side 1-6 will be done first, while 7-10 remain open for the duration.

Then of course vice versa. The theatre now is as mentioned completely digital. Everything in the auditoriums themselves are on timers. I plan on making a few visits this summer and make notes where I can and take some photos.

Hmm photos of something involving a theater that someone posts a lot about, what a novel idea.

markp on June 13, 2015 at 3:01 pm

We did the same thing last summer at the AMC Mountainside 10 in New Jersey. I thought it was weird that they would cklose half the complex during the summer.

hdtv267 on June 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Attended “Jurassic World” in 3D, fun summer movie. Arrived early,cleaning crew wrapping up. I was able to get some photos before renovations start. This is of auditorium 6

hdtv267 on May 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

Big changes coming up to this venue, as it will be getting itself a complete remodel.

Changes include reserved, recliner seating. Also included will be a bar (McGuffins) which will be on the right hand side as you walk in the main door.(The PA liquor license application is in the window)

The renovations begin in May and will continue throughout the summer so they’ll be complete by the fall and holiday movie going season.

One side will be done at a time, so they will lose screens during the busy summer movie going season, but during my conversation with the manager about this, she told me that it was a hard decision that needed to be made.

I am quite pleased my “home venue' will be becoming a reclining seat reserved seat theatre. I’ll be making visits during the summer and fall and shall be providing genuine updates on the transformation. Hopefully management will allow some photos.

EdD5 on November 28, 2014 at 7:35 am

I tried to see Star Wars here in 1977. The theater was jammed and I stared at a package next to a woman till she moved it and I grabbed the seat. My brother got a seat somewhere else far away. Then I noticed that my mother couldn’t find a single seat. She was heading out to the car to wait for us for two hours. I felt too guilty at the idea of that, so I got my brother and we left with her. To this day, I’ve never seen Star Wars. Well, except for the first five minutes.

hdtv267 on May 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm

not the grand opening ad of this particular venue. The Woodhaven 4 was part of the actual Woodhaven Mall as you can see by the “next to Woolco” mention [ Woolco was a subsidiary of Woolworth]

Woodhaven 10 was a totally new building. But thanks though, cool ad.

rivest266 on May 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Opened on March 7th, 1973. Its first ad (typical AMC design) can be found in the photo section for this cinema.

HowardB on February 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Hate to burst “film” fans bubbles, but the Woodhaven is now all Digital projection.

hdtv267 on June 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Another weekend at the AMC Woodhaven.

Saturday 6/15, I attended “This is the End”, a digital presentation with quite a sparse, but well behaved crowd. I was entertained, laughed at some parts of it, couldn’t get a song out of my head. If you see it you’ll understand.

Sunday 6/16 was quite a large crowd for a Sunday morning showing of “Man of Steel” on film. Once again the ones whom don’t get out much show it in not being able to separate themselves from their precious “smart"phones for 2 ¾ hours.

People actually brought infants to this screening. Unreal. One young girl in front of me actually brought out and began to play on an Nintendo DS during the movie. Thankfully the management and crew here at the Woodhaven are awesome and took care of it and apologized for the actions of others.

It was run on film- however, I really think this movie was more suited for a digital, perhaps IMAX experience.

climbs on soapbox

Folks, “Man of Steel” is not a movie for small children. With promos, snipes, trailers, commercials and the movie itself, expect to spend close to three hours there. It is an intense violent movie.

  • exits soapbox*
hdtv267 on June 12, 2013 at 7:06 am

While everyone is scampering off this weekend to see “Man of Steel” in IMAX, IMAX 3D or 3D- I shall be taking the opportunity to enjoy what is supposed to be a tremendous movie shown on film. I am enjoying this for as long as I possibly can.

hdtv267 on June 2, 2013 at 12:05 pm

very happy to “report” that film is still being run in this great complex. As nice as some might find digital to be and with the “death of film” being claimed to be at the end of the calendar year, I will choose seeing a movie here when I can.

hdtv267 on April 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Made yet another visit to AMC Woodhaven on Sunday (4/7/13) for a showing of “Evil Dead” – I really enjoyed it. It was on film.

Few things about this place. There was an issue with the computer system that morning, they held up the start of the movie to be sure those folks ( and it was quite a few) didn’t miss the movie or miss out on a trip to the concession stand.

For it being a violent horror movie, the crowd was quite well behaved. Couple of things stood out to me. One, during the movie a patron (young man) got up and actually left the theatre to take a call Second, during the movie, an AMC staffer came into to be sure things were well. They were.

hdtv267 on February 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Spent a lovely Sunday afternoon seeing the film “Side Effects”. Two things. ..

My dream came true, as bad as it might have been for business, I was the only person in this particular theatre.

Secondly I was very happy to be in one of what I know to be still showing movies on film ( as opposed to the digital) rooms. Venues Three and Four still run film. I can’t speak of the others, I believe 10 might as well.

I squee with delight when I learn a movie I want to see is there, since I’m not sure how much longer it will last.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on November 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

The original Woodhaven Mall 4 Theatre seated 1,200, with 300 in each auditorium. The theatre also had Bright Red and Gold in the Wall coverings and the carpets when first opened.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on November 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

actually, according to Boxoffice Magazine (Week of April 3, 1972) The AMC Woodhaven Mall 4 was scheduled to opened in Fall of 1972. It’s announcement of construction was in March of 1972.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

The AMC Woodhaven 10 Theatre opened in 1973 as the AMC Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinema. It was late 1995 when the current AMC Woodhaven 10 opened.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm

I’ve saw “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – The Special Edition” here on 2/23/1997, in Auditorium #7, and “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” in 2D, in Auditorium #1 on 2/20/2012.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

Here is a partial seatcount for the AMC Woodhaven 10:

1 – 274

2 – 204

3 – 179

5 – 215

6 – 205

8 – 148

9 – 144

I couldn’t get the counts for #4, #7 and #10

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on January 8, 2008 at 8:58 pm

The Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas, and the AMC Woodhaven 10 Theatre are, although 2 seperate buildings, one continuous operation.

AMC opened this theatre in 1973 as “Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas”, changed the name to AMC Woodhaven Mall 4 Theatre after they acquired the Leo Twin Theatre, the Bucks Mall Colonial Twin Theatre, and the Premiere Twin Theatre from Ramon Posel in 1980.

The AMC Woodhaven 10 uses the same original phone number that the Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas first used back in 1973.

HowardBHaas on August 25, 2007 at 2:50 pm

The June 1999 Philadelphia Magazine rated the AMC Woodhaven 10 a “3.8” on a 1 to 5 scale with comment “Across the road from GCC Franklin Mills and just as nice.” (that’s now AMC Franklin Mills). Highest possible rating was achieved in the Seating category, and very high ratings for Cleanliness and Screen & Sound.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 19, 2007 at 10:48 am

The Woodhaven Mall that has the AMC Woodhaven 10 Theatre, is now called Home Depot Plaza, and is located at the interseection of PA 63 (Woodhaven Road & Expressway) and US Route 13 (Bristol Pike), in Bensalem, PA. Less than a ¼ mile west from the Woodhaven Mall/Home Depot Plaza is Franklin Mills Mall, in Philadelphia, PA.

This mall opened in 1973 with Woolco, Woodhaven Mall 4 Cinemas, Gaudio’s Garden Center and Acme Super Saver Supermarket. Today, the Home Depot is on the site of the Woolco store, Babies R us is in the Gaudio’s building, and Acme Super Saver is just called Acme, and the Woodhaven Mall 4 became the AMC Woodhaven 10.

FrancineEisner on June 16, 2007 at 9:08 am

Hi –

Wasn’t the Woodhaven Mall what is now the Queens Center Mall? I don’t remember a theatre there, but I do remember a mall located at Woodhaven Blvd / Slattery Plaza subway stop, in the 1970’s. One of the department stores (I don’t remember which one) and the mall itself could be entered at the mezzanine level. The windows, remnants of which are still there, showed merchandise and a view of the basement level of whichever store it was.

As I recall, the mall itself was called “Slattery Plaza,” and I used to shop there when I was a college student at Pratt Institute, 1971-1975. I never, ever went outside, and never saw Queens Blvd. until I was working at the Elmhurst Jennifer Convertibles in 2005.

Comments /replies are welcome.

Francine Eisner

Eddiej1984 on December 15, 2006 at 6:53 pm

Actually the Woodhaven 10 doesn’t have stadium seating, but for non-stadium its really nice. I much prefer it over franklin mills! Of course tho Neshaminy is the best imo.