Cinemagic 3 at Penn

3925 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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TheALAN
TheALAN on September 19, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Sorry Howard, but PAB comments that the GCC Walnut Mall 1-2-3 had a seating capacity of 400 each.

Does anyone know who the architect of this theaer was and in what style it was designed? Also, was the opening year 1975? If anyone can answer, please share. Thanks!

fred1
fred1 on April 19, 2010 at 2:54 pm

This theater close a few months after N/A Bridge (now Rave) opened . There are a block away from each other

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm

So I’m getting confused with this theater and the one that is now a Rave. Which one is which?

alps
alps on February 14, 2010 at 11:13 pm

This is not cinemagic3, but Eric 3 on the Campus up the street.

curiouskiwi
curiouskiwi on November 15, 2008 at 12:16 am

I worked at the Budco Walnut Mall in 1984. That summer, the big hits were “Purple Rain” and “Karate Kid”. :)

RickB
RickB on December 20, 2006 at 11:20 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer for May 28, 1975 shows the theater at this address as the “GCC Walnut Mall I, II, III.” The Eric 3 on the Campus is advertised as well, with its location simply shown as “40th & Walnut.”

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on December 19, 2006 at 6:33 pm

Not part of Sameric chain. The Eric 3 was replaced by the Bridge theater. The Cinemagic 3 was not an Eric. I believe it was a Budco, and it might have earlier been a GCC. I think it was built in the 1970’s. It closed 2005. My notes from 2003 indicate auditorium 3 had 219 seats.