Lawrence Park Eric Twin

1901 Sproul Road,
Broomall, PA 19008

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Lawrence Park Eric Twin

Located in the Lawrence Park Shopping Center. The Lawrence Park Theatre opened October 10, 1957 with Fred Astaire in “Silk Stockings”. It had 1,000 seats and a 42 feet wide screen. It was designed by architectural firm Thalheimer & Weitz, and operated by the Abel & Silber circuit. It was twinned in 1974, and later acquired by the Sameric Corp.

Movies which were screened here include “Popeye”, “Hardcore”, “Star Trek III”, “Project X”, “The Breakfast Club” and “Rumble Fish” to name but a few.

The Lawrence Park Eric Twin was closed on October 20, 1991. It was converted into a Barnes & Noble store.

Contributed by ronnie21

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bobc316 on August 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm

lawrence park barckley square city line theatres all closed within 3years of each other 1990-1993 what a shamee

ronnie21 on August 20, 2012 at 7:27 pm

ok, got my answer here. The theater closed on October 20th 1991. the last 3 movies that shown here were these,
Dead Again.
necessary roughness.
and a movie called :Shout:

ronnie21 on August 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Right across from barnes nobles formly LP theater was Movies Unlimited. I bought lots of movies there that you couldnt get anywhere else. They would special order stuff. I think they lasted until 2000 or 2001…

bobc316 on October 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

just got marquee letters from my friend steve his brother worked there so yet another piece of movie theatre lore these all need to be saved. so if theres any theatre closing near you salvage something

bobc316 on October 11, 2012 at 4:41 pm

i forgot to mention the letters were from lawrence park twin

Krazyjoe on December 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

Actor Bruce Davison (X-Men, Willard, TV’s Harry & the Hendersons) was an usher at this theater in the late 1960s.

He told me so at a Monster Mania horror con in Jersey a few months ago.

Krazyjoe on December 20, 2013 at 8:26 am

Movies I saw here: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Problem Child.

andon on February 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

A hopping theater in the ‘60s, Sound of Music, And It’s a Mad Mad Mad World, Were a few of the Matinees shown. Used to be a Toy Store next door W. T. Grant?

Paul_Blocklyn on March 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I saw the filmed version of the Royal Ballet production of Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” at the Lawrence Park Theatre on a Friday night in October 1966. It featured Rudolf Nureyev as Romeo and Margot Fonteyn as Juliet. It was one of the first instances of a ballet that was filmed for theatrical release. It was also my first date with a girl from Lansdowne-Aldan High School who will remain nameless. It was a night that I will never forget.

rivest266 on October 9, 2016 at 6:56 am

This opened on October 10th, 1957. Grand opening ad in photo section.

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