UA Main Street 6

3720 Main Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19127

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UA Main Street 6

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The 1,300-seat United Artists Main Street 6 opened March 6, 1997 screening Howard Stern’s “Private Parts”. Located at Main Street and Ridge Avenue in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Manayunk. It opened as part of a $10 million complex that included two new restaurants and 400 parking spots. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein who also built in Philadelphia the Riverview for United Artists operation and the Pearl, constructed the theatre. The architectural firm JKRoller Architects of Philadelphia, PA designed this theatre. The six auditoriums are not stadiumn seated.

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HowardBHaas on August 26, 2007 at 2:34 pm

The June 1999 Philadelphia Magazine rated the UA Main Street 6 a “3” on a 1 to 5 scale with comment: “Manayunk deserves better” A high rating was awarded in the Seating category. Instead of the characterization “First-run mainstream” applied to other mainstream moviehouses, the term “Lame mainstream” was used.

From November 2006 Philadelphia Weekly:

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If you catch a flick on one of the United Artists' Main Street 6’s two giant screens, you’re in for an enveloping treat. If you get stuck in one of its four smaller houses, well, you’re screwed.

HowardBHaas on October 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

For 3 years, the Epic Church, which now has 450 members, has services here Sunday services at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. are held inside a rented space, the United Artists Theater on Main Street in Manayunk. “Well for us, the movie screen is like modern-day stained glass, and we are able to use video to help convey God’s message,” explains Pastor Kent Jacobs, who frequently wears flip flops, t-shirts and jeans to lead services.

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