Movies at Cheltenham Square
2385 W. Cheltenham Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Regal Entertainment Group, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.
Previous Names: UA Cheltenham Square 8
This eight screener replaced the Budco Cheltenham Theatre a twin screen, which had opened in 1961 by RKO-Stanley-Warner and was acquired by AMC when they took over the Budco Chain, closing it in 1987.
The new eight screen was opened by United Artists at the mall on April 14, 1989. First run movies were shown. After United Artists departed bankrupt in 2001 it was taken over by Regal. The multiplex was reopened January 13, 2006 by King’s Theatres as the Movies At Cheltenham Square 8. The theatre was closed in early-2008, before the end of March and was demolished. It was replaced by a Target store.
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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.
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.
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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:
Movies at Cheltenham Square 8 is operated by King’s Theatres, who also operates the Pearl 7 Theatre at Avenue N
On the Philadelphia Weekly comment:
It’s like they say “once a UA, always a UA”.
This theater is NOT in Cheltenham, it’s in Philadelphia. The zip code is correct though — 19150. (Lynnewood Gardens).
Aerial photo of the theater in photo section.
This opened on April 14th, 1989. Grand opening ad in photo section.
This theatre was never part of Budco or AMC. This was opened by United Artists Theatres
FYI UA went bankrupt in 2001 not 2006. Much like GCC and Century heaters. Mann went out of business when Ted Mann died in 2000. Cineplex went belly up in 2004. Just so you know…🤭🤭😍