UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 and IMAX

300 Goddard Boulevard,
King of Prussia, PA 19406

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UA King of Prussia Stadium 16 and IMAX

This 17 screen (including IMAX) theater now operated by Regal but still advertised as United Artists is a short distance uphill from the King of Prussia Mall in Montgomery Country and northwest of Philadelphia. It is not directly part of the mall. Opened April 21, 2000, the United Artists King of Prussia 16 was constructed with all auditoriums having surround sound and stadium seating. Auditoriums 5 and 12 are the largest (other than the IMAX auditorium 9) with 488 seats each. Auditorium 10 is the next largest with 260 seats. Many auditoriums have 200 seats each, and the smallest auditoriums have 145 seats each. Auditorium 12 by 2013 had been refurbished to be the RPX(Regal Premium Experience) with a huge curved 60 foot wide screen. The IMAX closed in 2001, but later reopened and often shows mainstream blockbusters.

This theatre replaced other theatres operated by United Artists, including the Plaza Theatre which had been twinned, at the King of Prussia Mall, and the nearby Queen Theatre.

Contributed by Howard B Haas

Recent comments (view all 32 comments)

mdm08033 on August 4, 2017 at 2:35 pm

Greetings from Center City. I just wanted to let everyone know that the IMAX 70 presentation of Dunkirk was stunning. The staff at the UA KoP did a great job. My opening weekend, Sunday morning screening had perfect sound and only a few dust bunnies. I asked if they knew anything about presenting Murder On The Orient Express in 70mm but neither the weekday nor weekend manager was aware of it. It was worth the premium ticket price and drive from south Jersey.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 6, 2017 at 12:08 pm

So I am curious do all the screens in this complex have masking? The Regal here doesn’t. Only 5 of the 15 screens do and only the ones that the masking opens horizontal. The other theaters do not have the vertical masking which I think is ridiculous.

HowardBHaas on August 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm

Masking is not used in the RPX (a remodel, set to flat), and I haven’t been in the Imax, but masking is used in the other auditoriums here, thankfully. I’m not purchasing a ticket anywhere if masking isn’t used for my screening.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm

I am not sure Howard if they used masking in all the theaters when the Regal here opened in Nov 2008. I want to say they did, but I know they definitely stopped when they went digital in 2012.

HowardBHaas on August 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Mike, you are referring to a theater in your home state rather than K of P?

Mikeoaklandpark on August 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm

Yeah. I am not sure why Regal would do one thing in one place and not be uniformed.

Cinedelphia on August 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm

Only been in the IMAX for Dunkirk and it was a very good experience. Can’t comment on the masking issue. The last time I was at UA Oxford Valley and UA Grant Plaza (within the last 3-6 months) they were still using the masking at both complexes. In fact, prior to the 2.39 to 1 films begin they pulled back the side masking. Kind of reminded me of when there were curtains. I always loved the effect of the side masking being retracted…it was a nice effect. The current trend of no masking IMO, is just a tacky cost saving measure. I wish some film makers and studios would take a stand with the theater chains. It just cheapens the whole experience. If I want the black bars I can stay home and watch my 55" Sony.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm

I feel the same way Cinedelphia especially since the Regal here will only use the masking in the 4 large theaters that have the side to side masking. The others have vertical masking and they won’t use it.

Mikeoaklandpark on August 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

This really reminds me of 1982 when Spielberg would not allow any theater that was showing ET in 70MM to use the masking even though he masked the film and it was like 70MM but 1.85

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