AMC Neshaminy 24 Theatres

660 Neshaminy Mall,
Bensalem, PA 19020

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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 127 comments)

Cinedelphia on June 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm

That’s a good question. I didn’t think to look for the speakers. The sound was definitely louder or “bigger” than in the past. The Ass’t Manager I had a brief chat with when I was going into the theater as I recall did mention that the sound system had been upgraded. The film, the new Pirates of the Caribbean, was reformatted to fit the taller 1.9 to 1 IMAX screen and the projected image was very bright, sharp and clear (especially for 3D) with no visible pixilation. I am not a big fan of 3D, but I must say that the 3D was excellent for this film and actually an enhancement. Regarding the upgrade to Laser Projection, it might not be up to AMC as IMAX itself apparently calls the shots on a lot of stuff. When I was in London at the BFI IMAX I asked the projectionist if they would be upgrading to Laser and he said that since they still had IMAX 70mm film that IMAX would not do the Laser upgrade.

Cinedelphia on July 25, 2017 at 11:56 am

Was very impressed with the Dolby Cinema. The Atmos sound is very immersive and the dual 4k laser projection system achieves levels of detail, clarity and color contrast that gets awfully close to 70mm film. The other nice feature of the Dolby Cinema at the Neshaminy is they kept the 60' wide 2.39 to 1 ratio screen unlike other Dolby Cinema conversions that utilize a 1.85 to 1 screen that displays the ‘scope ratio with bars at the top and bottom. I couldn’t tell if the screen had movable side masking as both films I’ve seen there were 2.39 to 1. The new recliners are a bit narrower than others but were still very comfortable.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 26, 2017 at 10:39 am

Neshaminy now has the Feature Fare food offerings as of 7/24

moviebuff82 on July 26, 2017 at 11:17 am

So does AMC in Rockaway which is expecting its Dolby in Rockaway to open next month.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on December 8, 2017 at 9:26 am

Neshaminy now has Polytouch Box ABO Machines for all Credit and Gift Cards purchases of movie tickets.

jeffpiatt on May 6, 2018 at 4:37 am

so they upgraded to the new model

Cinedelphia on May 15, 2018 at 8:21 am

I still wish the IMAX had been upgraded to dual 4K Laser Projection.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 23, 2019 at 1:54 pm

There is new exterior signage on the former Sears side that is “Dolby Cinema” and “IMAX” with “AMC” above it. The Boscov’s dide and back of theatre still has “AMC 24” signage.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on September 28, 2019 at 12:44 pm

There is new Blue interior lights in the Dolby Cinema. There are pic in the picture section.

Cinedelphia on October 25, 2019 at 8:48 am

I just read that the IMAX at the UA King of Prussia is getting dual 4K Laser Projection. I wonder if there are any plans to upgrade the IMAX at the Neshaminy to 4K Laser?

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