Marchwood Theater

Route 100 and Marchwood Road,
Exton, PA 19341

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The Marchwood Theater was located in the Marchwood Shopping Center, to the north of Exton. PA. It was opened by Jerry Lewis Cinemas, but later became a XXX Rated theater and screened adult films. It was a large single screen theater. It was possibly closed around 1988.

It became a gym, and now houses several retail units.

Contributed by ronnie21

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ronnie21 on January 22, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Theater showed x rated movies on a big single screen. I dont think it made it out of the 80’s, Was a lot of things after theater closed.. A gym and a salvation army type thrift way.

ExtonJim on November 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

This was originally a Jerry Lewis theater, but when that franchise died out, it started showing the X-rated stuff. The Lewis people made a big stink about it, if I remember. I lived in Exton from 1955 till 1973, then from 1977 to 1984, and lived just about a mile from Marchwood.

MovieDude81 on December 5, 2013 at 7:23 am

I lived in the Marchwood apartments in the mid 2000s and had no idea that there used to be a skin flick theater right across the street. Hilarious. I would imagine that the families with young children or teenagers in the Marchwood neighborhood subdivision were not happy about a xxx theater within kid-bike-riding distance.

Timothy L Mayer
Timothy L Mayer on July 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm

It’s a shame there are no photographs of this theater when it was open.

getsmart77 on October 21, 2016 at 11:55 am

This was my dad’s theater at the end. He ran this and the Thorndale cinema for about 15 years. I grew up in both of these cinemas.

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