Eric Allentown

4th Street & Hamilton Street,
Allentown, PA 18102

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rivest266 on April 29, 2017 at 12:11 pm

2 screens on June 28th, 1974 Ad in photo section.

rivest266 on April 29, 2017 at 9:18 am

This was to open on March 16th, 1969 but its opening was postponed until June 25th, 1969. Grand opening ads in the photo section.

Matthew_Folger on December 3, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Some of my fondest memories are of my dad taking me to movies at this theater. I’m sure there were more than I remember but Star Trek VI and Goldeneye are two I recall. I know economics claim old movie theaters and that’s just part of the business, but man do I wish I could go back there.

bwmoll3 on July 30, 2013 at 8:07 am

This opened up as the Eric Twin in 1969. “On Her Majesties Secret Service” was shown there in 70mm. At the time it was the only theater in Allentown capable of showing the widescreen print.

All the other theaters at the time downtown could only show 35mm with a “Scope” lens

HowardBHaas on June 14, 2013 at 5:27 pm

M Coate, we (Friends of the Boyd) purchased 22 Eric theater photos. I’ve gone to a lot of time & effort to identify all but one & post them on this site (since only one -this one- had its name on the back of the photos) and I’ve added a few theater pages when needed such as this one. I do prefer as accurate details as I can find, but have no time to research primary sources for most theaters. However, if anybody puts detail info as Comments, I do take the time to revise the Introduction. Coming soon: a night time photo! We purchased the remaining photos from the series.

Coate on June 14, 2013 at 3:54 pm

It’s about time this theater got an entry in the database! I pointed out it needed a page over three years ago in my “Empire” retrospective. Anyway, it’s nice to see it get a page, but I’d like to make a request to those who create pages: Please stop generalizing/approximating the grand-opening and screen-expansion timeline. Why not conduct actual research from a primary source and obtain accurate and comprehensive information the first time around?