Bucks County Mall Colonial 2

Bustleton Pike & Street Road,
Feasterville, PA 19053

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Previously operated by: AMC Theatres

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Opened December 27, 1967. Was a cool little two-screener that lived inside a little mall on the border of Feasterville and Philadelphia. Not memorable for very much, the Bucks County Mall used to have the world’s best soft pretzel stand.

I saw Cronenberg’s “The Fly” at this long-dead theater, so obviously I will remember the spot until the day I die.

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Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on November 23, 2006 at 5:30 pm

This theatre was opened by Ramon Posel, owner of the Leo Mall Twin Theatre, Premiere Twin Theatre, Ritz 5 Theatre, Ritz 4 At The Bourse Theatre, and Ritz East Twin Theatre before selling this theatre, along with the leo and the premiere to AMC in early 1980.

TheALAN on January 4, 2014 at 3:05 am

Where was the Bucks County Mall located and when did the Colonial open and close? Please share. Thanks!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm

This weblog post at Malls of American has a December 2, 1970, newspaper ad for the Bucks County Mall. It was located at the southeast corner of Bustleton Pike and Street Road. The Colonial Theatre was listed among the forty-odd businesses then at the mall, but the ad doesn’t call it a twin. I suspect that it might have opened as a single-screen house whenever the mall opened, probably sometime in the 1960s.

The long string of comments on the post include a few that mention the Colonial Theatre. It was closed by the early 1990s, according to one anonymous comment which has this to say about it at that time:

“And to the left of that gift store was the Colonial Theater – all closed up.

“The people that ran the gift store had keys to the Colonial Theater as it was used as a massive storage room then. I remember going in and it was like going back in time. Beautiful red plush seating and walls. Plush carpeting. The candy counter still stood with the hint of art deco decor. The rest of the theater was ruined as a main water pipe had burst due to lack of heat however it was still neat nonetheless!”

Several comments say that the once-enclosed mall has been rebuilt (or “…turned inside out….” as one commenter puts it.)

Current owners of the mall are Korman Commercial Properties, who have re-branded it as Bucks Crossing. From aerial views it looks like much of the original structure might still be there, but extensively altered to accommodate different sorts of tenants than the original mall had. The space the theater occupied might or might not still be there.

rivest266 on May 28, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Grand opening ad from December 27th, 1967 can be found in the photo section.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on July 15, 2014 at 7:34 am

The ALAN: The Bucks Mall Colonial Theatre/AMC Bucks Colonial Twin has been demolished when the Bucks County Mall itself was converted into Acme Sav-on.

Also, the original Planet Of The apes played here in 1968

HAL9410 on March 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

I was living in the area when the mall first opened. Grand opening was December 27th, 1967. It was — for the time — a modern and popular mall. The Colonial, when it first opened, was only a single screen Cinerama theater. This was years before the twining trend that took place in the ‘70’s. The original screen was something the likes of which wouldn’t bee seen again until IMAX would come along. I saw 2001: A Space Odyssey on that screen when it was first run — it was an experience.

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