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

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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. The United Artists King of Prussia 16 was constructed with all auditoriums having surround sound and stadium seating. When I saw a movie in 2000, the year it opened, the largest auditoriums (not including the IMAX) were 400 seats each. The IMAX closed in 2001, but later reopened and often shows mainstream blockbusters.

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

Contributed by Howard B Haas

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JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on August 21, 2007 at 5:22 am

I’ve been to several IMAX presentations here since ‘05 or so. Polar Express in 3D IMAX was my first experience here and boy, was that something. The film broke down during the show 3x and then we were told we would be given passes for another showing. The next day, the same thing happened. I think it was the later show that things began to come together and my friend and I watched the movie. The presentation, again, had one slip up, the house lights came up and one of the ushers was trying to entertain us by talkiing about the holidays. Overall, the film was a bore and it was wasn’t worth the 135mi drive from DC. My only memory of being really engaged with the movie was the train ride through the mountains and when it skids on the iced lake.

Other films I’ve seen here was the IMAX 3D version of Superman Returns (2006). Again, that was a disapointment because the movie, itself, tried to emulate Richard Donner’s presentation and failed mostly. Brandon Routh is no Chris Reeve. What was annoying was having to be clued to put on the 3D glasses to watch the 3D parts. Robots (2005) was also in IMAX 3D and I don’t recall it having the same breakdown issues as Polar Express did before.

I’m looking forward to James Cameron’s Avatar, which reportedly will be in Digital 3D. If there is a IMAX Digital 3D venue, I suspect this place will be the one to have this format and movie.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 21, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Here’s 10-30-2002 Philadelphia Business Journal describing that the 5 story screen, closed as am Imax a year before in United Artists bankruptcywill be reopened as an 8 story high IMAX for action films & IMAX films. This was then one of 5 arrangements Regal was doing (three in California & one in Texas) bringing Regal’s total to eleven. The article states IMAX converted “Apollo 13” and “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” into IMAX format.
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JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on October 10, 2007 at 3:36 am

My friend and I saw the IMAX version of Transformers. The film appeared cropped as the tops and bottoms were blank. Other than the screen’s enormous size, it really wasn’t more of an experience than when I saw it at the my favorite Annapolis Mall grand theater in THX.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on January 20, 2009 at 4:17 am

Actually, scope films are letterboxed on IMAX.

hdtv267
hdtv267 on May 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

Update on here. Visited on 5/18/13 to see the new Star Trek on a “real” IMAX screen.

Couple notes, even though it was full screen IMAX, the movie was shown digitally- but you could still appreciate the segments Abrams shot particularly for IMAX.

Crowd where light (first showing I attended) was amazingly well behaved and enjoyed the movie. Pre-show (Regal First Look/CommercialRama) was shown full screen on the IMAX.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Last night the audience hadn’t expected Brad Pitt would appear in person at a screening of World War Z but there he was http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/06/06/brad-pitt-makes-surprise-appearance-at-king-of-prussia-movie-theater/

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 18, 2013 at 3:28 pm

United Artists King of Prussia Stadium 16 is the only Philadelphia cinema to advertise the $50 Mega Ticket for World War Z, June 19 at 7:30 PM in 3 D preview screening that includes a HD digital copy (when available to download), a pair to keep of 3D glasses, a limited edition poster, and a small popcorn.

atb
atb on October 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Saw “Carrie” in new RPX screen last night. Very disappointed: Uncomfortable “leather” seats jammed too close together and no top/bottom masking for wide screen presentation, which is/was way more distracting than the lack of masking for IMAX presentations (i.e. “Gravity”, which was outstanding in IMAX 3-D at this location). And I did not see any speakers in the ceiling which means they did not install Dolby Atmos, which seems very short-sighted given the upcoming holiday films released in Atmos. Has anyone else been disappointed by RPX presentations in the past, especially given the surcharge added by Regal?

hdtv267
hdtv267 on October 25, 2013 at 10:22 am

Very sad to hear, I was considering checking that out for when they screen the “Doctor Who 50th Anniversary”

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