Penn Cinema

2068 E. County Line Road,
Huntingdon Valley, PA 18974

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Cinedelphia on September 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Finally saw a movie a couple of weeks ago at this newest area theater. A saw Once Upon A Time…..In Hollywood in Aud #7. Decent sized room with comfy recliners. Sound and projection were very good and the screen bathed in different colors of light prior to the pre-show, etc was a nice touch. My only real complaint was while the screen was large and nicely proportioned to the auditorium size, it was a 1.85 to 1 aspect ratio screen with no movable masking. I am not a fan of 1.85 to 1 screens that are top masked for scope, but with proper masking I am ok with it; with no masking, watching a 2.39 to 1 ‘scope ratio film in a theater with bars at the top and bottom is frankly a second rate presentation that distracts from the experience of seeing a film in an otherwise nice theater.

Cinedelphia on November 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

The Regal Huntington Valley 14 (which is now an LA Fitness) opened as part of that shopping plaza back in 1991 and closed in 2001. The old Regal 14 only had two nice big auditoriums with large screens w/ side masking and at some point, THX sound, etc. The rest of the auditoriums were pretty small. In fact, as I recall, the mid sized rooms were fairly long and narrow w/ top masking which was a bit odd and regressive for a ground up build in those days. The Penn Cinema is apparently part of a small regional chain of “boutique” cinemas. Haven’t been there yet, but took a look at the seating charts for all the auditoriums and it looks promising.

fred1 on November 5, 2018 at 9:05 am

Did Regal had a complex there?