Cinemagic 3 at Penn

3925 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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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.

kencmcintyre on January 20, 2010 at 10:55 pm

This was a GCC theater in the early 1980s. I saw an Agatha Christie film and a couple of others. They used to show Rocky Horror on weekends. Not a great theater.

Here us a 1975 photo when it was Eric on the Campus:

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.