Eric Theatre

S. MacDade Boulevard and W. South Avenue,
Glenolden, PA 19036

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The Eric Theatre was opened March 21, 1970, as a single screen theatre inside the MacDade Mall Shopping Center. It was twinned in the 1980’s, and operated by Sameric Theatres. They later transformed it to a four screen theatre.

United Artists operated the Eric Theatre in the 1990’s until it closed on August 18, 2003.

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CSWalczak on December 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm

There are some pictures of this theater on its page at CinemaTour.

ronnie21 on December 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Wow, finally a listing for this theater. I got lots of ads to post on the photos section so look out for em. Seen cocoon in summer of 85 and then seen the terrible robocop 3 in fall of 93. that was the last movie i seen there. I only seen these 2 movies here. But it showed alot of cool movies in its heyday.. Friday the 13th part 3 in 3-D Amityville 3-D. Halloween III, just so many to name.

ronnie21 on March 16, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Check out the photo section here. I put a lot of ads up..

ronnie21 on March 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Actually the ad I have for Friday the 13th part V in March of 1985 list it as a 4 screen, so it was a 4 screen long before 1993..

Mikeoaklandpark on March 17, 2014 at 6:49 am

It opened as a single thetaer when they closed the McDade Drive in sometime around 1983.It was twined in the late 80’s Not sure when it went to 4 screens. Was not the best theater around.

Coate on March 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

Mikeoaklandpark wrote: “It was twined in the late 80’s”

This theater was twinned several years earlier than the late 1980s claim.

Mikeoaklandpark on March 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm

It could have been the early 80’s because the McDade drive-in closed after the 1983 season. I do know I saw the Hindenburg here and it was a single screen theater. Of course I could be mixing it up with the Eric Pilgrim Gardens which was always a single theater.

Coate on March 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

“Return of the Jedi” played there as a twin, so 1983 was the latest it got twinned.

rivest266 on May 31, 2014 at 10:08 am

March 21st, 1970 grand opening ad in photo section

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