Ambridge Family Theatre

645 Merchant Street,
Ambridge, PA 15003

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Previous Names: Warner Theatre

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Ambridge Family Theatre

The Ambridge Family Theatre opened in the 1967 as the Warner Theatre, when a former Warner manager built his own theatre in what was originally a sewing machine store after the Warner theatres chain closed its local branch.

Currently the only single screen independent theatre in Beaver County. Owned and operated by the Cockrum family. It was closed August 14, 2014.

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kencmcintyre on January 9, 2008 at 8:51 pm

Here is a 1954 photo from the PAB site:

edblank on May 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm

The Ambridge seems to have been the name of three distinct theaters in Ambridge, Pa,

The first was at 714 Merchant Street at Seventh Avenue. It may have had as many as 1,335 seats. By the 1980s, a bank occupied the site.

A second Ambridge Theatre was on Merchant at Fifth Avenue. After a fire destroyed the theater, an Equibank opened on the site.

Congratulations to the current Ambridge for hanging on proudly in the megaplex era.

Element02 on September 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

I saw ‘The Love Letter’ at this theatre in the summer of ‘99. If I remember correctly, admission was $3.50 and a reg. size popcorn was free during all matinee shows.

71dude on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 pm

This theater closed on Aug. 14, 2014.

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