Lawrence Park Eric Twin

1901 Sproul Road,
Broomall, PA 19008

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Paul_Blocklyn
Paul_Blocklyn on March 10, 2014 at 12:25 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.

andon
andon on February 7, 2014 at 3:10 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?

Krazyjoe
Krazyjoe on December 20, 2013 at 6:26 am

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

Krazyjoe
Krazyjoe on December 20, 2013 at 6:24 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.

bobc316
bobc316 on October 11, 2012 at 1:41 pm

i forgot to mention the letters were from lawrence park twin

bobc316
bobc316 on October 11, 2012 at 1:39 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

ronnie21
ronnie21 on August 21, 2012 at 4:14 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…

ronnie21
ronnie21 on August 20, 2012 at 4:27 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:

bobc316
bobc316 on August 19, 2012 at 11:22 am

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

ronnie21
ronnie21 on August 18, 2012 at 7:12 am

i’ll try and pinpoint it.. when i go to library and find out what the last 2 movies that shown there were, and i will take some snapshots of it today…

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 13, 2012 at 5:24 am

Ronnie it closed in 1991 I am not exactly sure when. I know when I was home for Christmas in 91 it was closed and they were going to put a Barnes and Noble there. Once United Artists purchased the Sam Eric Chain they closed most of their theaters. Nothing from my childhood there is open including GCC/Eric/ UA Clifton heights Twin

ronnie21
ronnie21 on August 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

i would love to know when this theater actually closed. marple 10 right down the street opened in nov of 90.. so i wonder if this theater closed soon after or before… ? i wil do some research soon..

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on August 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

The address for the LP Theatre/Eric Lawrence Park Twin/Barnes & Noble is 1901 Sproul Road. To the left of this theatre was Lit Brothers Department Store, which opened as Snellenburgs

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on August 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

The Lawrence Park Theatre was twinned between August 1974 to December 1974. Which was even before Sameric Theatres acquired this theatre, which was sometime after April, 1977

ronnie21
ronnie21 on July 22, 2012 at 8:00 am

The Breakfast Club also played here in spring of 1985.

ronnie21
ronnie21 on July 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Man,, i was there tonight at the barnes and nobles where it once stood. Can’t belive they twinned that big screen. must have been the late 70’s can anyone confirm around when that would have been??

ronnie21
ronnie21 on July 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

tinseltoes. great find. i never seen the theater before. always heard about it.. wow. it looked really big.. Anyway. did some more research.. In summe of 1985, Rambo- First Blood Part 2 and LifeForce both played here….

Jackt
Jackt on July 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I used to go there when I was a kid in the 60s and 70s. It was a GREAT large screen before the Eric chain took over and chopped it in half basically ruining one of the last big screen theaters in the area.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 15, 2012 at 6:14 am

Descriptive article from the same issue: boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 15, 2012 at 6:11 am

Featured on the front cover of this trade journal in January, 1958: boxoffice

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 4, 2012 at 5:03 am

When I was in the area in 1991 ir had benn covnereted to a bookstore.

ronnie21
ronnie21 on June 3, 2012 at 8:30 am

This theater never really shown any horror movies, they mainly stuck to dramas and comedy’s and some sci-fi’s too.. Not sure when it left the shopping center. somewhere between 89-90 something.. i first visited the barnes and nobles in fall of 95. it was gone by then .