Movies at Cheltenham Square

2385 West Cheltenham Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19150

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rivest266
rivest266 on May 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

This opened on April 14th, 1989. Grand opening ad in photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 25, 2014 at 1:08 am

Aerial photo of the theater in photo section.

TheALAN
TheALAN on January 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

This theater is NOT in Cheltenham, it’s in Philadelphia. The zip code is correct though — 19150. (Lynnewood Gardens).

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 1, 2008 at 7:00 pm

On the Philadelphia Weekly comment:

It’s like they say “once a UA, always a UA”.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on January 15, 2008 at 1:25 am

Movies at Cheltenham Square 8 is operated by King’s Theatres, who also operates the Pearl 7 Theatre at Avenue N

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 22, 2006 at 5:12 am

Best Urban Programming
A dumpy theatergoing experience complete with sticky floors and gross bathrooms, Movies at Cheltenham Square is notable for its rowdiness and management’s willingness to program offbeat ethnic entertainmentsâ€"offering a grand chance to catch under-the-radar filmmaking on a (medium-sized) big screen.

from the Philadelphia Weekly today:
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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 17, 2006 at 2:38 pm

I had someone inquire. The new operator told us they run another theater at or near Harrisburg, PA. I don’t think this theater is stadium seated, so with audiences flocking to theaters that are stadium seated, Regal must have decided to not renew the lease, and the shopping mall operator must have looked for another theater operator.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on January 17, 2006 at 2:29 pm

The REG Cheltenham Square 8 Theatre has a new name. It is now called: Movies At Cheltenham Square. This new theatre opened on 1/13/2006. This theatre should be updated with the new name.

dennisczimmerman
dennisczimmerman on October 2, 2004 at 2:21 pm

Originally located here was a single theatre operated by Stanley Warner. I believe it opened sometime in the 1960’s. I attended the reserved seat engagement of “The Sand Pebbles” at this theatre in 1967. I believe it was the first time a “roadshow” attraction did not open in Center City. It also had the “roadshow” engagement of “Becket”. This was a very “palatial” 1960’s theatre when it was operated by Stanley Warner. I do not know when it was twinned. But I think after that it was demolished and replaced by the Cheltenham Square 8 which is operated by United Artists.