Tilghman Square 8

4608 Broadway,
Allentown, PA 18104

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Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 8, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Thanks Scott. That’s good to hear. I know that their corporate office in Atlanta told me any updates or remodels to the Carmike chain are on hold until late 2018 early 2019. They won’t even change the sign which sucks

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on September 7, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Mike — AMC is not in dire financial anything due to acquisition of Carmike or any other chain. The cause of their stock price declining so sharply was because of their investment in NCM (essentially an advertising company) and the way they chose to account for this on their financial statements. My understanding is that they reached a deadline and could no longer defer the loss and that accounting practices required them to recognize the loss.

TYoung
TYoung on September 7, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Actually that’s standard AMC practice to reduce operating hours during off peak season on low volume theatres. No reason to operate for a hand full of people until the winter and summer holidays. They will expand again.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 6, 2017 at 10:50 am

Oh ok. Actually AMC is in dire financial issues due to the acquisition of Carmike. I really foresee bankruptcy or them selling off a lot of the Carmike chain. The local theater here already has cut all shows before 4pm Mon-Thurs and the last shows on Sunday night.

fred1
fred1 on September 5, 2017 at 1:26 pm

They an off shoot of when AMC brought Carmike. New Vision is the holding company of those theaters that was not part of the deal.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Thanks Fred. I thought I had opened all comments. I never heard of New Vision theaters

fred1
fred1 on September 5, 2017 at 6:20 am

Mikeoaklandpark check related websites

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on September 4, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Who operates this theater now?

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on September 4, 2017 at 5:58 pm

They should remove it

Rstewart
Rstewart on September 4, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Was in the area yesterday, still sports the AMC signage.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on September 3, 2017 at 3:56 am

http://articles.mcall.com/1987-01-09/business/2568742_1_amc-entertainment-amc-philadelphia-amc-plans Article on the plans to open the theatre from the Morning call.

articles.mcall.com
City May Get Eight-screen Movie House
January 09, 1987|The Morning Call
2-3 minutes

AMC Philadelphia Inc., a new subsidiary of American Multi-Cinema Inc., formed in conjunction with the recent acquisition of Budco Theaters Inc., is planning to open an eight-screen movie theater in Allentown.

The project, part of a major expansion of the company’s theater circuit in the Philadelphia area, was announced yesterday by Ron D. Leslie, president and chief operating officer of AMC Entertainment.

A spokesman for AMC said Earl Voelker, vice president of AMC’s northeast division, declined to comment on where the theater might be located. The spokesman said negotiations to find a site are continuing.

He also said existing Budco theaters will not be affected by the expansion. The firm shows movies at the Budco Plaza on Grape Street in Whitehall, the 25th Street mall in Easton and the Budco Quakertown theaters on Route 309.

AMC Philadelphia, which operates 156 screens in 51 complexes, plans to build seven new complexes and add screens to existing locations, including the Barn 5 in Doylestown.

In all, AMC operates 1,336 screens in 263 complexes located in 27 states.

“The Philadelphia market is underscreened relative to other metropolitan areas of comparable population density,” Leslie said.

AMC plans to develop a 14-screen complex and shopping center on the site of the present Pennsauken Drive-In, at Route 73 and Haddonfield Road in New Jersey. Under construction in Harrisburg is the Sporting Hill 8 complex.

AMC’s Granite Run 8 Theater in Media, Delaware County, is characteristic of the state-of-the-art complexes AMC plans to build. It features fully automated projection equipment and bi-amplified stereo surround-sound systems. Ergonomic seating features beverage-holder armrests, and all sight lines are computer-calculated. The computerized box office serves all theaters and allows for daily advance ticket sales.

AMC Entertainment, based in Kansas City, Mo., pioneered the multiplex cinema concept in 1963, and today more than 70 percent of the company’s screens are located in complexes with six or more auditoriums.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 30, 2017 at 10:20 am

Grand opening ads in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 30, 2017 at 10:18 am

Opened with a preview on May 19th, 1989 and an official opening on the 24th. Article:

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John Fink
John Fink on April 17, 2017 at 9:48 pm

New Vision’s management team previously founded Clearview, Access IT/Cinedigm, and Digiplex, a few went to work for Carmike and New Vision’s HQ is what was Digiplex’s corporate office. The company was formed right as the AMC merger was approved and backed by private equity. It’s interesting this time around AMC didn’t do a deal with a top ten chain (in the past they swap theaters and cash with Regal to satisfy the DOJ when they acquired Kerasotes and Loews Cineplex). This time around they sold two to the small Picture Show chain and the rest to New Vision. NV’s base this time around is much stronger than the kinds of mom and pop and small exhibitors that Digiplex and Clearview consolidated – the group includes a couple of recliners and bars, a dine-in theater, and a few premium large screens (Big D and IMAX). We shall see what the plan is for NV – if they like Digiplex and Clearview take the company public and grow or focus on running these locations and upgrade a few of the smaller/older theaters in their new portfolio.

fred1
fred1 on April 17, 2017 at 4:01 am

Most people who goes to movie can’t tell the difference between one chain from another. I think AMC will post New Visions times just like Cinemark did for Rave Motion Picturs for the time being, as a matter of convenience for its customers

DAL
DAL on April 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Anybody else find it interesting that this new chain that now has all of the “divested” AMC/Carmike locations is linked to AMC’s website like they are a division of AMC? How does that satisfy the Justice Department? Or is this just a temporary courtesy to guests so they aren’t confused during the transition?

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on April 14, 2017 at 9:06 pm

Allentown Morning Call Article on the sale. http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-amc-new-vision-tilghman-square-8-20170413-story.html

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on April 13, 2017 at 9:24 pm

The Chain is New Vision Theaters now a group of Former Digiplex and Carmike Execs decided to leave and form a new chain and acquired the locations AMC was required to sell.

fred1
fred1 on April 8, 2017 at 5:32 am

Website of New vision theatres:

http://www.newvisiontheatres.com/index.html

muviebuf
muviebuf on January 26, 2017 at 4:46 pm

It is my understanding that AMC has agreed to sell the Tilghman 8 in order to satisfy the stipulation with the US justice department with regard to its acquisition of Carmike.

chip26
chip26 on September 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Looks like the AMC Tilghman Square 8 is undergoing conversion to all recliner seating, according to the AMC website. Right now, only 4 screens are currently open.

wisdoug
wisdoug on May 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

See this article for some further detail:
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wisdoug
wisdoug on May 27, 2011 at 10:46 am

The Tilghman Square has recently received a major upgrade, with the outside completely repainted and resigned along with upgrade on the interior as well. It appears the AMC Tilghman 8 will be around for a while.

muviebuf
muviebuf on January 1, 2009 at 5:09 pm

The AMC Tilghman 8 opened in 1988. It was originally started as a Budco build but finished by AMC when it acquired Budco. It is standard 8 screen plex with four theatres on each side with the concession stand in the middle of the lobby.

The Tilghman 8 and its twin sister the Hampden 8 on the west shore of Harrisburg PA are identical theatres with the same layout, color scheme, and auditorium sizes. Both Tilghman and Hampden were built from the same set of plans and opened within a couple of weeks of each other in July 1988. The Hampden 8 closed in July 2008 when its lease was up due to the overscreening in the Harrisburg PA market. Tilghman is currently on a lease extension but its days appear numbered as well.