Premiere Theatre

707 Neshaminy Mall,
Bensalem, PA 19020

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AMC Premiere Twin Theatre/Modell's Sporting Goods

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The Premiere Theatre opened in 1968, at the same time The Neshaminy Mall opened in Cornwells Heights (now called Bensalem), PA.

In 1973, the Premiere was twinned. In 1980, the Premiere, along with the Bucks County Mall Colonial Twin, the Leo Mall Twin and the Woodhaven Mall 4 Theatres were acquired by AMC Theatres, marking AMC’s entry into the Philadelphia area.

In 1992, the AMC Premiere Twin closed. Since then, the Neshaminy Mall has carved up the Premiere space into smaller stores.

Sitting just a few stores south of the former Premiere Theatre space is the AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatre, a modern-day stadium seating style theater.

Contributed by Michael R. Rambo Jr.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 29, 2005 at 10:45 pm

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back opened here in 1980.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on August 23, 2005 at 4:56 am

This theatre was opened originally by Ramon Posel, who also owned the Leo Theatre and The Bucks Mall Coloinal Theatre, before selling these 3 theatres to AMC Theatres. Mr. Posel kept the Ritz 5 Theatre and built the Ritz chain to 4 theatres before his passing.

TheaterBuff1
TheaterBuff1 on August 30, 2006 at 6:40 pm

The Premiere was a really great theater when it first opened and was single screen. It was also the first theater I remember with surround sound.

hondo59
hondo59 on January 1, 2009 at 9:35 am

Modell’s Sporting Good occupies the Premiere Theater space. If you walk to the rear of the store, notice the angled diagonal walls leading to the former screen.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Here is a February 1970 ad from the Bucks County Courier Times:
http://tinyurl.com/ybslnmd

rivest266
rivest266 on May 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Grand opening ad as a twin from April 12th, 1974 can be found in the photo section for this cinema.

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