Frank Theatres Towne Stadium 16

6733 E. Black Horse Pike,
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

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MSC77 on April 3, 2023 at 8:49 am

A chronology of the Atlantic City region’s 70mm presentations history has recently been published. The Towne 12/16 gets some mentions in the piece.

rivest266 on March 8, 2023 at 4:10 am

Four screens on July 6th, 1973. 1986 and 1987 grand opening ads posted.

rivest266 on March 7, 2023 at 3:23 pm

16 screens on December 25th, 1987.

rivest266 on March 7, 2023 at 3:08 pm

8 screens, listed as Complex II opened on July 18th, 1986, with one of its new screens showing Aliens II in 70MM - 6 track.

Frank Towne 12 expansion openingFrank Towne 12 expansion opening 18 Jul 1986, Fri Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

rivest266 on March 1, 2023 at 11:24 am

Demolished 2022 per streetview.

Mikeoaklandpark on January 17, 2022 at 11:54 am

Jaws played here all summer in 1975. The Atlantic Drive In which was part of the complex closed at the end of the 73 season as did many Atlantic City theaters.

JimPerry on January 16, 2022 at 4:02 pm

Can we get some kind of update on what’s going on here? The last thing I heard, several years ago, was that Al Frank passed away. I’m a former film projectionist & worked here between the end of 1986 to (probably) late 1990. Just curious - whatever happened to Eric Horn, huh?

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on April 16, 2021 at 12:50 am

Egg Harbor Twp. (Cardiff). Not Egg Harbor City.

Johnny62 on March 13, 2020 at 7:15 am

I heard the Towne Complex is for sale. I think the only Frank Theatre remaining open is the CineBowl & Grille in Delray Beach Florida.

Trolleyguy on January 29, 2019 at 6:15 am

Closed for remodeling according to Frank Theatres.

fred1 on January 28, 2019 at 10:04 pm

This theater is not listed on the Frank Theatres website.Is it closed?

markp on January 28, 2019 at 7:22 am

Jersey Shore Hurricane News had an article that this theatre is scheduled to close due to the Frank Theatre bankruptcy.

rivest266 on August 25, 2013 at 7:37 am

Uploaded an 1970 aerial photo. it was part of a drive-in.

brooklynfilm on December 31, 2011 at 11:18 am

Good Luck Nick Joseph running this joint! I know you were trained well!

edwincruz96 on May 13, 2011 at 8:11 pm

i like towne 16 the best because they have stadium seating.
towne 16 used to have coke when they first opened, today they have pepsi.

TLSLOEWS on July 5, 2010 at 9:56 am

Nice booth photo Crazy Bob.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Marion,did you purchase a ticket or Sneak in 100 times!

kencmcintyre on October 19, 2008 at 12:27 pm

I took my seven year old niece to see “Pocahontas” at the Towne in the mid 1990s. It was a matinee in the middle of the summer. I think every kid in Atlantic County was at the theater that afternoon. It was a zoo.

rave323 on November 12, 2007 at 9:17 pm

I saw War of the Worlds here a few years back, and can still remember how great the sound was for such an old theater. The picture was horrible, though.

Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on March 13, 2007 at 9:30 pm

I remember when it was the Towne Twin. It opened in Oct. 1969. The booth had Super Simplex & Peerless arc lamps. It was the first time I saw automated change overs. I must have watched Easy Rider a thousand times! It became the Towne 4 in 1973. That was the first time I ran platters. Below is a pic I took in September 1978. The next day the peeless came out to be replaced with Christe Xenolites. The sound system was University 35 watt mono.