Cinemagic 3 at Penn

3925 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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rivest266 on October 9, 2016 at 5:28 am

November 15th, 1974 grand opening ad as Walnut Mall Cinema I-II-III in the photo section

rivest266 on October 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm

June 9th, 1995 grand opening ad in the photo section. It opened on June 16th, 1995.

TheALAN on September 19, 2014 at 1:28 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 on April 19, 2010 at 11:54 am

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

kencmcintyre on April 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

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

alps on February 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

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

curiouskiwi on November 14, 2008 at 9:16 pm

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

RickB on December 20, 2006 at 8:20 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 on December 19, 2006 at 3:33 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.