Queensgate Cinemas

2081 Springwood Road,
York, PA 17403

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BingSHB
BingSHB on April 17, 2013 at 1:29 am

Regal operated the theater until the fall of 2001. Another company opened it in (I think?) the summer of 2003 and then it was closed again maybe late 2008. Not entirely sure of those dates. When it reopened in 2003 they tried showing indies but most of the stuff was way too small for York. I remember seeing Blue Car, Swimming Pool, Pieces of April and Motorcycle Diaries among others. I was always the only person in the theater. Strangely, Girl With a Pearl Earring was full and a guy behind us kept burping during the film.

The theaters, as mentioned in the other comments, were very small. Very small screens and not too good sound system. The seats were on a slope, but the projection rooms were so low anytime someone got up to go to the restroom/concessions you could see their shadow on the screen.

dennisczimmerman
dennisczimmerman on July 12, 2012 at 2:45 am

The Queensgate 10 was owned by the same local investors that built the Manor Cinema of 7 screens at the Manor Shopping Center in Lancaster. It opened on Feb. 9, 1990. Both the Lancaster and York locations were sold to Regal Theatres in 1995. In April of 1998 the Manor Shopping Center complex was closed and demolished and the current Regal Manor 16 was built and opened about a year later. I think Regal continued to operate the Queensqate multiplex until construction of the new multiplex operated by Frank Theatres. I have to say, I have been to the Frank multiplex a few times and for a new “shoe box” multiplex, I think it is one of tne nicest.

John Simmers
John Simmers on July 11, 2012 at 1:53 am

Went to the Queensgate 10 a few times. Smallest screens I’ve ever seen in a first-run theater. Each time we went we were in auditoriums that were about the size of screening rooms, not full size theaters. And I recall they had a problem with cleanliness there too. Bathrooms not working. No running water. For newly-built theaters they were really poor. Can’t remember the name of the company responsible for it but not one of the bigger names in theater ownership.

57thst
57thst on July 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

This was York’s first big Multiplex. It opened in the early 90’s but had a very short shelf life, must of been poor management. It then was reopened and they tried showing some indie movies, well, this is York and that died too. It was demolished and is now an even bigger useless multiplex but this is where 99% of York goes to the movies now.