Eric Wynnewood Theater

252 East Lancaster Avenue,
Wynnewood, PA 19096

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Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 4, 2013 at 4:57 am

I worked there briefly as manager in 1983, like 1 night and realized I got myself in way over my head. LOL They were showing Return of The Jedi than.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

I’ve placed a photo in the photo galley.

yaggy
yaggy on November 19, 2008 at 11:18 am

I ran this theatre in 1991 when that photo (above link) was taken. I even hung those letters on the marquee myself! What a cozy theatre it was, excellent place to see a show despite its cramped quarters. The funniest thing is that the box office door was in a tiny inner hallway leading to the ladies room, so trying to get change money to the cashier was a comedy as I ran into women trying to exit the restroom, thinking I was there by mistake! And when I got a print of Terminator 2 a couple days early, I invited the manager of Barclay Square over for a midnight test run, and he in turn invited Charles Barkley who was still with the Philadelphia Sixers at the time.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 17, 2007 at 2:37 pm

Among the films I recalled seeing at the Wynnewood was Being There. Shortly afterwards, Peter Sellers took very ill, and I hoped so he would recover, but he passed away.

Later, I saw at the Wynnewood in 1994 The Shawshank Redemption and Bullets over Broadway. In 1995 I saw Circle of Friends and The American President. In 1998, I saw Apt Pupil, and in 1999 Blast from the Past and Analyze This. It was always fun to enjoy movies at this single screen movie theater.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 17, 2007 at 2:04 pm

Thanks for finding photo of Vinny T’s of Boston restaurant.

There’s a photo from 1991 of the exterior of the theater here, when it was still showing movies:
http://www.cinematour.com/tour/us/7058.html

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on October 17, 2007 at 1:42 pm

There is a photo of the former theater on the restaurant’s website:
http://tinyurl.com/yrwxe7