UA Twin Clifton Heights

Baltimore Pike,
Clifton Heights, PA 19018

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp., Sameric Corporation, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Architects: William C. Riseman

Firms: William Riseman Associates

Functions: Medical Center

Previous Names: GCC Cifton Heights Cinema, Eric Twin Clifton Heights

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General Cinema Clifton Heights, Pa

Located at the Bazaar of All Nations, the GCC Clifton Hights Cinema originally opened on August 10, 1966 with James Coburn in “What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?”. This was a typical GCC single screen theater. It had the typical shadow box screen very common with GCC theaters. In the early-1970’s it was twinned down the middle and made two nice theaters. Once UA purchased the SamEric chain, the theater didn’t last very long. It was closed on June 29, 1993.

Contributed by Mike Martinelli

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

Mikeoaklandpark on July 5, 2010 at 8:49 am

The most I can tell you is it was on Baltimore Pike next to the Bazzar which was torn down many years ago.

Mikeoaklandpark on July 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

You can view a picture of the theater on Cinema

Radioinactive on June 3, 2011 at 11:11 am

Building is currently a Modells Sporting Goods, I also uploaded a picture taken in 1966

Mikeoaklandpark on June 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Thanks for adding the photo George.

rivest266 on October 7, 2011 at 3:24 pm

George, this opened on August 10th, 1966. It’s grand opening ad has been uploaded to the photo section.

ronnie21 on June 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm

not sure what year it closed. but through my research iam seeing the it was open up until summer 0f 1983, trading places show here. Other films that shown here were – Happy Birthday to Me May 1981, The Boogey Man, 1980 The Funhouse March 81 An officer and a gentlemen, 1982. and Battle Beyond the Stars 1980.

ronnie21 on June 5, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Ok, went over to cinema tour and theres pictures of it still being open as of May 1993, one of the movies showing is Falling Down. so not sure how much longer it lasted after that..

dallasmovietheaters on May 3, 2022 at 6:47 am

Genera Cinema opened here on August 10th, 1966. At a leasing exit point at 15 years, General Cinemas left the venue. Sameric Circuit took on the venue renaming it as the Eric Twin Clifton Heights in 1981. In May of 1988, United Artists purchased Sameric Corp.’s theaters, including the Clifton Heights which ran under the UA Eric Clifton Heights Twin banner into the 1990s.

United Artists renamed it in 1992 as the UA Clifton Heights Twin (dropping the Eric nameplate) but closed the duplex on June 29, 1993 at end of lease as a discount, sub-run house with “Lost in Yonkers” and “Benny & Joon” splitting a screen with “The Adventures of Huck Finn.”

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