AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres

660 Neshaminy Mall,
Bensalem, PA 19020

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Theatre #24

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The AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres opened in September 18, 1998 at the Neshaminy Mall in the Philadelphia suburbs as one of two theatres with this design, the other being in Spain. Costing $11 million to construct, when it opened it was the largest multiplex movie theatre in Pennsylvania.

This state of the art megaplex has 24 stadium seating theaters with digital surround sound. At the main entry to the mall, are the four largest auditoriums. Originally auditoriums 1 and 24 had about 600 seats and 61 feet wide screens. Auditorium 1 was redone and reopened in August 2008 as a digital IMAX theatre with 529 seats. Auditoriums 2 and 23 have about 400 seats and huge screens. Auditoriums 7 thru 18have fairly large screens. The smallest auditoriums, with about 100 or fewer seats are 3 to 6 and 19 to 22. In 2007, the theatre’s first digital projection arrived for the movie “Zodiac”. As of April 2011, about half the auditoriums had been converted to digital projection.

3 concession stands serve patrons, as the two Metros are located by auditoriums # 1, 2, 23 and 24, and the Uptown is located by auditoriums 7 to 18. When all three concession stands are open, they can serve 2,500 people an hour. This theater replaced a previous AMC Theatre in the mall, the AMC Premier Twin Theatre, which was closed in around 1992/1993. The nearest movie theatres are at Oxford Valley and Franklin Mills.

This theater has been voted by the people of Bucks county (via the Bucks County Courier Times) to be the best theater in the county from 1999 thru 2005. It has been one of the most busiest and profitable movie theatres in the nation since it opened.

Contributed by Michael r. Rambo Jr., Howard B. Haas

Recent comments (view all 113 comments)

Zootopialover98 on October 10, 2016 at 6:55 am

Well moving on from grand opening ads

Zootopialover98 on October 10, 2016 at 6:56 am

I’ll just try to find them myself

Zootopialover98 on October 10, 2016 at 12:53 pm

I think the reason why he does not have those grand opening ads is mainly because the Miami newspapers are not digitalized

Cinedelphia on March 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

Hmm….12 weeks is a long time. The only thing I can think of would be an upgrade to laser projection, new sound system, and a general sprucing up (new seats, etc)? I don’t know if a different screen is needed for laser projection but that is possible. The present IMAX screen at Neshaminy is one of the larger screens in a converted theater (I’m guessing around 64' wide) and I don’t see how they could go any larger in the existing space unless the auditorium was completely gutted and reconstructed with a new screen constructed on what would be one of the side walls in the present configuration along with raising the roof height. Whatever is being done, you would think that they would publicize any kind of renovations or improvements.

hondo on March 11, 2017 at 3:17 pm

The former Premiere Theater was located within the Modell’s Sporting Goods store. If you look closely, you can see the tapered walls as it neared the screen in the rear of the store.

Cinedelphia on March 11, 2017 at 5:16 pm

I really hope they are not cutting up those two big auditoriums into more screens…that would be an absolute travesty. One would hope that at a big grossing location like Neshaminy they would be upgrading the IMAX to Laser Projection and theater #24 to “Dolby Cinema”. I don’t see what the advantage of converting existing auditoriums into more smaller screens accomplishes and I wouldn’t think they would get rid of the IMAX. Again it is troubling that they are so silent about what is going on.

HulkieD on March 18, 2017 at 10:06 pm

They aren’t cutting anything up. I spoke to a manager on duty when I went to see Logan tonight. IMAX is getting upgraded but they wouldn’t specify in what way (do they need to close the whole auditorium for three months for just laser projection?), and 24 is indeed being converted to Dolby Cinema. Which is the one “premium” experience I’d pay money for…

Cinedelphia on March 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

Thanks for the update. At least they aren’t doing the old 70’s slice and dice. From a business point of view, it does make sense. From what I have read, Neshaminy is one of AMC’s top grossing mulitplexes. Theater #24 is perfect for Dolby Cinema with its' 60ft wide screen and 500 plus seating capacity. From what I understand, Dolby Cinema includes dual 4k Laser Projection along with Dolby’s vaunted Atmos Sound System. So now you can demand a premium ticket price for your other big flagship auditorium. I am guessing that because of the addition of Dolby Cinema, the IMAX would need to be upgraded to Laser Projection and the sound enhancements that go along with that so as not to be viewed as “inferior”. I would also assume that recliners (and reserve seating) would also be part of the “upgrades” for both auditoriums.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on April 29, 2017 at 8:10 am

You are correct. The Dolby Cinema and IMAX will have special recliners and reserved seating.

Cinedelphia on May 26, 2017 at 8:47 am

It is confirmed on the Dolby Cinema and AMC site that Dolby Cinema is coming to the Neshaminy, however I’ve seen nothing official regarding the IMAX upgrading to Laser Projection. Just moving to recliners without Laser Projection in the IMAX does nothing for me.

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