Plymouth Meeting Mall Twin

500 W. Germantown Pike,
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

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Previously operated by: General Cinema Corp.

Architects: William C. Riseman

Firms: William Riseman Associates

Previous Names: Cinema on the Mall

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Plymouth Meeting Mall Twin

The Cinema on the Mall was opened by General Cinema Theatres on June 29, 1966 with Gregory Peck in “Arabesque”. It was destoryed by a fire on January 10, 1970. It was rebuilt and reopened as the Plymouth Mall Cinema Twin on December 25, 1970. It was inside the mall on the second floor. I think there was some kind of mural outside the theater. It closed in the mid-1990’s, was demolished and the site turned into part of the new food court.

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timquan on May 19, 2009 at 1:44 am

That theatre was owned by General Cinema Corporation, which also had Cinemas in Cherry Hill and Echelon, NJ, and NE Philadelphia. Originally a single-screen theatre, was twinned in the mid-70s. Official name was Plymouth Meeting Cinema I & II.

gkoobrick on June 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The theatre was on the first floor just beyond the church and across from a drug store. There was no mural outside just a glass wall exposing a fountain (that leaked so it wasn;t turned on).

rivest266 on October 10, 2016 at 3:45 pm

June 29th, 1966 as well as the December 20th, 1970 grand openings in the photo section. Listings stopped in 1996.

rivest266 on October 10, 2016 at 3:46 pm

This is not to be confused with the Plymouth Cinema at Ridge and Butler Pike operated by Budco and opened from October 15th, 1965-1984.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 16, 2018 at 10:15 pm

The east wing of Plymouth Meeting Mall— about a third of the entire center, including this theater— was destroyed by a fire on January 10, 1970. Rebuilding took close to a year, and when the theater reopened on December 25 it was as a twin.

Victor Gruen Associates designed the mall itself, but the firm responsible for designing virtually all of General Cinema’s theaters during this period was William Riseman Associates.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on June 19, 2022 at 4:39 pm

a new Mall entrance and a big Lego giraffe is now on part of the spot where the Cinema On the Mall (Cinema I & II Plymouth Meeting Mall) was located, on the outside. The food court is located where the other half of the the theatre was.

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