AMC Loews Stroud Mall 7

160 Stroud Mall,
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

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50sSNIPES on December 31, 2022 at 11:54 pm

Throughout 1977 and 1978, the Stroud Mall slowly opened many stores such as J.C. Penney, Stewarts, and Hess’s. However, around that same time, a movie theater was planned inside the Strouds Mall in August 1977. It did and the theater was built inside the mall shortly after the mall opened its first stores.

The Stroud Mall Cinema 1-5 opened in 1978 with five screens and was first managed by Pat Boyle. Two more screens were added in the 1980s bringing a total to 7 screens and was renamed the “Stroud Mall Cinema 1-7” and later “Loews Stroud Mall 7” after being taken over by Loews. I cannot find who first operated the Stroud Mall Cinema before its Loews takeover.

In 1994, the theater became a Sony theater and was renamed “Sony Stroud Mall 7” but retained its Loews signages. The theater went back to Loews in 1996 and rechanged its name back to “Loews Stroud Mall 7” and remained as a Loews theater until its bankruptcy in 2006.

DaveB2010 on March 3, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Barely remember what this theater was like. My Grandparents moved to South Sterling when I was really young, so I spent a lot of summers and breaks up there. Not a ton to do in the area, so we’d make the periodic trips to Stroudsburg for the mall or other places. I think the first movie I saw there was Red Dawn (which I was probably too young to see)…

moviebuff82 on October 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm

an update on the tower heist situation….looks like universal has canceled its VOD plans for tower heist, therefore this movie will go on as planned at the new theater.

moviebuff82 on October 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm

The grand opening of this theater’s successor will be November 4, although the big movie that will come out, Tower Heist, won’t be due to Universal and its parent company, Comcast doing the premium VOD service three weeks after the films comes out. This will be a big disappoinment for fans of Ben Stiller living in the Poconos who want to see a big budget comedy action film in CInemark XD.

moviebuff82 on February 20, 2011 at 7:20 pm

The closing of this theater has provided rivals a boost to attendance….

moviebuff82 on December 27, 2010 at 3:43 pm

I’m glad that Cinemark is building a state-of-the art theater with all the bells and whistles of other recent theaters, including Rockaway.

CSWalczak on December 14, 2010 at 1:24 am

This theater closed on December 12, 2010. It will be replaced by a new twelve-screen Cinemark multiplex with an opening anticipated around Thanksgiving, 2011. There is a story here (registration may be required): View link

moviebuff82 on October 24, 2010 at 2:33 am

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looks like the new theater will face some serious competition from another theater and the one in Bartonsville…

moviebuff82 on October 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm

I can’t believe this theater is still open while other theaters offer better projection, prices, surround sound, and 3D. This is as old-school as mall movie theaters gets.

John Fink
John Fink on July 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm

I’m guessing that main auditorium would hold 299 (the magic number to avoid having to build in top access). I’m also guessing the new theater would get an entrance directly across from the Food Court.

It is the end of an era – Music Makers build really crappy looking theaters, acquired by Loews, while Red Bank is still in operation, this is the last still run as Loews/AMC. The only reason this theater did well is because no one came in and opened a modern multiplex within 10 miles, if that happened I doubt it would survived (then again a location in a still active mall with 7 screens is helpful).

AMC it seems has no interest in reviving many of their formerly viable locations: they let Cocowalk to go Paragon, Kerasotes build a theater the parking lot of their plex in Secacus, and Magic Johnson Crenshaw close up because they couldn’t agree with the mall who should pay for the cost of renovating the complex. Although in NJ Bridgewater and Menlo Park might be getting upgraded the Fork & Screen concept, AMC perhaps is more likely to build new than to upgrade.

I’ll have to check this place out when Cinemark reopens it (I tried to see something here a few weeks ago but nothing I hadn’t seen was starting within the half hour, I did snap a few pics of both theaters that I’ll send to Cinema Tour)

moviebuff82 on July 2, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Very interesting article. When it opens, it will be the closest Cinemark near the New York Metro area and maybe have an XD screen. This would be the first time my Dad goes to this theater near the mall.

chip26 on July 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Justin, I think the mall is looking to have it opened sometime in 2011. There is an article in today’s Pocono Record that talks all about the theatre and the changes to the mall. Here is the link:
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moviebuff82 on June 25, 2010 at 9:52 pm

when will it open chip? If it opens, then this theater will bite the dust.

chip26 on June 25, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Cinemark’s web site now has a listing under future theatres for a 12 screen complex at the Stroud Mall. I heard that it will be built behind the mall.

moviebuff82 on March 9, 2010 at 9:11 pm

What’s the word on the 14-screen cinema in bartonsville?

moviebuff82 on January 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

i went there in early 2001 for valentine.

JeffreyAllenRydell on January 25, 2010 at 5:00 am

Hey guys,

If anyone visited this theater between 1993 and late 2001, I was the projectionist. I did my goddamndest with absolutely zero support from the home office, and am pretty proud of the (limited) results. I dread to think of what those screens look like now, but I left ‘em better than I found 'em…


moviebuff82 on August 24, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Will this theater be upgraded for Sony 4k? And what’s the latest on the Cinemark project at the Poconos?

moviebuff82 on July 12, 2008 at 8:18 pm

If they build it, then people from across the Delaware in NJ (specifically the Blairstown area) will have a bigger multiplex go to other than the small Mansfield theater that has state-of-the art picture and sound in half of its screens (ever since Rockaway opened I rarely go to the older theaters anymore). Plus, it will be the closest Cinemark theater in the NY Metro area. I’ve never been to a Cinemark theater (only AMC and Regal come to mind, with AMC my favorite chain). Is it as good as the other big two?

chip26 on July 12, 2008 at 5:19 pm

My dad knows one of the managers of the Cinemark at Moosic. He says Cinemark is looking to build in the Poconos. They are just looking for the right spot.

moviebuff82 on July 12, 2008 at 4:56 pm

i agree…for those who live in stroudsburg, the closest thing to a multiplex would be down in the easton/allentown/bethlehem area. Thanks for the web link, chuckc.

moviebuff82 on February 10, 2008 at 7:38 pm

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pretty soon this theater will soon close due to a new mall project that will also include a 14-screener in Bartonsville.

moviebuff82 on October 22, 2007 at 11:16 pm

any changes since amc took over?