Tilghman Square 8

4608 Broadway,
Allentown, PA 18104

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John Fink
John Fink on April 18, 2017 at 5:48 am

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 12:01 pm

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 11:52 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 15, 2017 at 5:06 am

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 14, 2017 at 5:24 am

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 1:32 pm

Website of New vision theatres:

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

muviebuf
muviebuf on January 27, 2017 at 12:46 am

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 8:50 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 6:48 pm

See this article for some further detail:
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wisdoug
wisdoug on May 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

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 2, 2009 at 1:09 am

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.