Lawrence Park Eric Twin

1901 Sproul Road,
Broomall, PA 19008

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Previously operated by: Sameric Corporation

Architects: Clarence Stern Thalheimer, David Daniel Weitz

Firms: Thalheimer & Weitz

Functions: Retail

Previous Names: Lawrence Park Theatre

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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 on November 22, 1978, and was 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

Recent comments (view all 23 comments)

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.

Norm on December 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm

My Grandparents lived near there. I saw lots of movies there in the 70s & 80s. These three come to mind Alien, The Bad News Bears & Neighbors with Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi.

rivest266 on December 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm

Reopened as Eric Twin Lawrence on November 22nd, 1978. Grand opening ad posted.

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