4th Sreet & Hamilton Street,
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The Sameric Corp of Philadelphia built the Eric Allentown as a single screen. As the photo originally saved by the Sameric Corp shows “Oliver” on the marquee, that 1968 movie likely opened the theater. Eventually, there were additions to the building. By the early-1970’s there were a total of 2 auditoriums, by the late-1970’s, three screens, and by the early-1980’s, 5 screens.
United Artists operated the theater after acquiring all the Eric theaters from Sameric Corp. The theater closed in 1999 after the Carmike Cinemas Allentown-16 opened in that year, but the original and newer Eric buildings have since been reused for other purposes.
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