Delco Plaza 5

1125 Carlisle Road,
York, PA 17404

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BingSHB on April 17, 2013 at 1:17 am

I knew people who worked there and I believe they told me 2 of the auditoriums were about 150 seats, 2 were around 200, and the other one was 250. When Regal opened a theater at West Manchester in 1998, this theater’s days were numbered. I went on my first date here – Happy Gilmore. I remember seeing Clueless, Congo, Scream 2, There’s Something About Mary here among others. Good times!

John Simmers
John Simmers on July 10, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I don’t know when the UA Cinemas opened originally but I would guess around 1972 or 73, when UA was opening other theaters in the South Central PA area. This was a 3-screen until 1975 or 76 when two screens were added perpendicular to the others. UA closed it around 2000, as 57thst indicated, and began dismantling it. One or two days into the process a bargain theater owner from the Reading PA area heard about the closing and made a deal with UA for what was left, then re-equipped it as a 5-screen bargain house. It operated this way until the Delco Plaza Mall (which had become a ghost mall by that point) was entirely demolished. That may have been around 2006.

There was nothing remarkable about these theaters even when they were new. The auditoriums were about 250 or 300 seats. Not uncomfortable or unattractive, just typical of shoebox theaters of the time. Enjoyed many films there over the years.

57thst on July 10, 2012 at 4:04 am

It was a UA theater as long as i remember. The last original run movie i saw here was American Pie in 1999, that same year or possibly in 2000 it became a cheap theater until it was demolished in 2005.

dennisczimmerman on July 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I am pretty sure in its short life it was a UA Movies operation.