AMC Barn 5

1745 Easton Road,
Doylestown, PA 18901

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: AMC Theatres, Budco, William Goldman Theaters Inc.

Architects: Mitchel Abramowitz

Previous Names: Doylestown Barn Cinema

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Overhead of Barn Cinema after addition to the left was added

The Doylestown Barn Cinema opened March 15, 1967 by the William Goldman Theatre Co. (later known as Budco Theatres Co.).

Between 1968 and 1969, the theatre was twinned, and renamed Doylestown Barn Twin Theatre, becoming Bucks County’s first twin theatre.

In 1975, a third screen was built onto the theatre, and the name was changed to Budco Barn 3 Theatres. One year later, this addition was twinned, thus becoming Budco Barn 4. In 1978, a fifth screen was built onto the site.

In 1997, AMC Theatres (sucessor to Budco Theatres) closed this location. The AMC Barn 5 was torn down and a REG Regal Cinemas Barn Plaza Stadium 14 Theatre was built on the site.

Contributed by Michael R. Rambo Jr.

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

HowardBHaas on December 20, 2007 at 6:04 am

Mr. Abromwitz, maybe you would be kind enough to “add theater” on thiw website for those theaters you designed that aren’t here (determine if not here by google theater name town & cinema treasures or by looking in Theater Guide) and describing those theaters as you did for this one.

If you have blueprints, photographs, etc. then the Theatre Historical Society of America would be interested in a donation (and you could get a tax deduction).

As you know, these cinemas are our history, and people enjoyed them and fondly recall them.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on April 25, 2009 at 8:07 pm

If anyone knows, but how far back did the back wall of “The Silo” (aka Budco/AMC Barn Theatres Houses #4/5) and the addition that became Barn Cinema #1 go to in relation to the original back wall of “The Barn Cinema” (aka Doylestown Barn Cinema-Budco/AMC Barn Theatres Houses #2/3)?

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Here is a December 1977 ad from the Doylestown Daily Intelligencer:

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on September 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Here’s a link to a aerial look of the Budco Doylestown Barn Cinema from 1971:

From this aerial, the portion that was to the right of the Barn Cinema wasn’t built, but the left portion (aka “The Silo”) was already built

mitchaia on June 19, 2011 at 11:36 am

Refer back to my comment of Dec 2007. The construction of the original Barn Cinema was started on Rte 611 at the location of the Rte 202 bypass. Construction stopped when the site was taken by the state. The theatre was then built at the location just below Edison Rd on the site purchased from Porter and Yaeger who owned the furniture store at the corner of Almshouse Road. The Silo was added shortly thereafter to the right of the original building. The building to the left was built adding two more screens. Lastly, the original auditorium was split creating the Barn 5. I have photographs of the various stages of expansion. If anyone wants them, please contact me at .

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 28, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Mitchaia, I’m What I’ve seeing in the 1971 aerial look, is that of a backward “L” shape, with the first addition (with the intersection of Easton Road [PA 611] and Old Easton Road behind you) to the left of the original building, (AKA looking just like , in a way, the former AMC/Budco/William Goldman’s Orleans Theatre Screen #1-4).

I do know, when looking at the Barn 5 from the front of the building (with PA 611 behind you), the main entrance was on the right hand side, near the second addition 9which in it’s final days was Screens #4-5)

rivest266 on October 9, 2016 at 6:02 am

This opened on March 15th, 1967. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section.

davidcoppock on August 8, 2019 at 12:24 am

Opened with Dr Zhivago.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on August 15, 2021 at 5:16 pm

Added a picture of after the addition to the left was added. not sure if this was when theatre was twinned, or if this became a tri-plex

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