Eric Pilgrim Gardens

1065 Pontiac Road,
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

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Facing screen, photography Robert B. Grubb

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The Sameric Corp. of Philadelphia opened the Eric Pilgrim Gardens in the Pilgrim Gardens shopping center in Drexel Hill, PA in Delaware County in the Philadelphia suburbs in 1968. It closed in the 1980’s and the building is currently a Dollar Tree Store.

Contributed by Howard B. Haas

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 13, 2013 at 5:55 am

2009 photo as Dollar Tree store http://www.flickr.com/photos/62355920@N00/3457316773/

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 13, 2013 at 11:00 am

This was about the only single screen theater that the Sameric corporation didn’t twin.

bobc316
bobc316 on June 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

saw 2 movies there BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA THE MOVIE IN 1978 it was a pilot for there new series. and in 1983 clash of the titans. WHEN qvc went out and relocated, i purchased all 12 or so seats i focused on them from first time i saw them.

markinthedark
markinthedark on June 14, 2013 at 1:11 am

Are those exit doors in the middle of the screen?

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 14, 2013 at 11:24 am

Markinthedark, they were exits under the screen. The Eric McDade Mall was also the same until they quaded it.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Mikeoaklandpark, the Sameric chain also didn’t twin the Wynnewood, Mark I, and Eric’s Place Theatres.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on June 17, 2013 at 7:22 am

These are Abt’s comments from the homepage item as to Mystery Eric Theatres-

who could forget the exit doors BELOW the screen. Saw Damnation Alley in Sound 360 here (a failed attempt at recreating sensurround). The theater also had 70MM capability (Starman, Raiders, among others) and, for its time, was a well run house.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on June 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

Micahel Rambo that is so true I should have rememebred the Wynwood since I worked there.

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