Plymouth Meeting Mall Twin

500 W. Germantown Pike,
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

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Plymouth Meeting Mall Twin

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The Cinema on the Mall was opened by General Cinema Theatres on June 29, 1966 with Gregory Peck in “Arabesque”. It was destoryed by a fire on January 10, 1970. It was rebuilt and reopened as the Plymouth Mall Cinema Twin on December 25, 1970. It was inside the mall on the second floor. I think there was some kind of mural outside the theater. It closed in the mid-1990’s, was demolished and the site turned into part of the new food court.

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timquan
timquan on May 19, 2009 at 1:44 am

That theatre was owned by General Cinema Corporation, which also had Cinemas in Cherry Hill and Echelon, NJ, and NE Philadelphia. Originally a single-screen theatre, was twinned in the mid-70s. Official name was Plymouth Meeting Cinema I & II.

gkoobrick
gkoobrick on June 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The theatre was on the first floor just beyond the church and across from a drug store. There was no mural outside just a glass wall exposing a fountain (that leaked so it wasn;t turned on).

rivest266
rivest266 on October 10, 2016 at 3:45 pm

June 29th, 1966 as well as the December 20th, 1970 grand openings in the photo section. Listings stopped in 1996.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 10, 2016 at 3:46 pm

This is not to be confused with the Plymouth Cinema at Ridge and Butler Pike operated by Budco and opened from October 15th, 1965-1984.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 16, 2018 at 10:15 pm

The east wing of Plymouth Meeting Mall— about a third of the entire center, including this theater— was destroyed by a fire on January 10, 1970. Rebuilding took close to a year, and when the theater reopened on December 25 it was as a twin.

Victor Gruen Associates designed the mall itself, but the firm responsible for designing virtually all of General Cinema’s theaters during this period was William Riseman Associates.

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