Echelon Mall Cinemas

3012 Echelon Mall,
Voorhees, NJ 08043

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Echelon Mall Cinemas

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After several years of success at Cherry Hill Mall, General Cinema opened up shop at Camden County’s second big indoor shopping center in the early-1970’s. This theater was built as a twin, and unlike Cherry Hill had its entrance outside the mall doors.

Competition from multiplexes and a general decline in patronage at this mall eventually led GCC to close the theater; independents later ran it as a dollar theater and an Indian film venue.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm

PLEASE CHANGE ADDRESS TO:

3012 ECHELON MALL

SCREENS: MULTIPLEX (4 SCREEN)

Opened as a twin, 4 cinemas in the early 1980’s.

Open ~1975-~1990? can anyone verify the exact dates?

More info and photos are always welcome.

FredSchreiber
FredSchreiber on March 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I thought it was a 4- plex . Ive been to the theater one a long tome ago

John Fink  (www.johnfinkfilms.com)
John Fink (www.johnfinkfilms.com) on March 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

In the 90’s I believe it was run by a national chain of mostly dollar theaters called Reel Theatres.

rave323
rave323 on March 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

Last movie I saw there was ‘54’ in 1998. Dollar cinema at the time. I remember it having a small, wood-paneled lobby, a couple of video games, and small red vinyl benches to sit on. The theaters were usual 70s style, with uncomfortable vinyl seats with metal backs, but, the experience was fine. I never remember an issue with sound or picture. Also saw Flirting with Disaster here as a dollar theater.

This was also where I saw ET on it’s premiere weekend. The lines were long, and we sat in the 4th row. I remember my godmother crying at the end, at it was the first time I really understood the power of the motion picture.

doctorjay77
doctorjay77 on June 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I saw Return of the Jedi there when I was a kid and it was still a first run theatre.

Throughout the 90’s it became famous for its $1.95 tickets and $3.0 bottomless bucket of popcorn. Also famous for uncomfortable seats and sticky floors! By then it was a 4 screen theatre, but would often have more then 4 movies showing by staggering the times.

In the late 90’s it raised its evening prices to $2.95 to attempt to compete and stay open.

I remember Space Cowboys was one of the movies on the marquee (which was a sign they hung in the window) when the theatre closed, so it lasted until the year 2000. One of the last great cheapie theatres and the site for many of my high school dates in the 90’s.

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