Regal Huntingdon Valley 14

2020 County Line Road,
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

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Located on the outer rim of Huntingon Valley, in Upper Moreland Township, in the Marketplace at Huntingdon Valley shopping center, when this opened in 1991 it was, for a brief time, the theatre with the most screens in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The theatre remained extremely popular until the new century, when Regal decided to open the Warrington Crossing 22 cinema – with its stadium-seating – about four or five miles down the road, which effectively spelled the end of this theatre, which finally closed about 2001.

Immediately after closing, it was gutted and turned into an LA Fitness Centre. By then, a once-golden theatre had been allowed to become run-down, with some screens being almost entirely stained and scratched.

Contributed by John Abramson

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HulkieD
HulkieD on March 15, 2008 at 10:44 pm

This was Regal’s first entry into the Philadelphia market, and from here on in they just began building and building. It was one of Regal’s earlier builds, and definitely pre-megaplex, as the general decor was somewhat subdued. I remember reading that this was Regal’s first theatre to include a cafe.

I remember seeing quite a few movies here, and this drew good crowds back in the day. The theatres always seemed quite small, though…

John
John on May 29, 2008 at 5:02 am

Yes, the theatre auditoriums WERE small. VERY small, indeed! Their smallest seemed like little more than closets, creating what can only be described as quite a cozy experience!

brettfern
brettfern on June 25, 2009 at 8:47 pm

This was my favorite theater. I saw a lot of movies here. This and Village Mall Cinema were my 2 most favorite theaters growing up! I was sad to hear it closed. But I have a new favortie now!

Whoman Jim
Whoman Jim on December 10, 2012 at 12:32 am

I used to live on the East Coast & in So. “Joisey” (Alantic City area). In ‘91, I became the first chief projectionist for the UA Riverview 11 in So. Philly (my understanding is that they’ve since added more screens). In '93, the Huntingdon Valley was the first theatre to install Dolby Digital (UA installed DTS at my theatre, instead), so on a couple of occasions, I drove all the way up there to see both “The Fugitive” and “Demolition Man” in that format (and as for the latter film, I ran that film at my theatre,too!). I have to say that on those 2 occasions,not only was I impressed with the sound but with the presentations as well. (And for the record, both were shown in the big houses – not the small ones.) I’m sorry to read what happened to the theatre – but honestly, not really surprised either.

Whoman Jim
Whoman Jim on December 10, 2012 at 1:33 am

P.S.– To John Abramson – If I’m not mistaken, Regal opened this up in ‘93 (not '91) & not long before they ran “The Fugitive” – when I went to see that, the place, itself, still had that “New Theatre Smell” to it!!! lol But I also seem to remember Regal also posting ads, announcing its grand opening, in the Philly newspapers as well.

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