Eden Theater

1699 Oregon Pike,
Lancaster, PA 17601

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rivest266 on June 22, 2019 at 5:21 pm

February 7th, 1997 reopening ad posted.

rivest266 on June 15, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Reopened as the Eden twin theatre on May 26th, 1978. Another ad posted.

rivest266 on June 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm

Opened on May 28th, 1969. Grand opening ad posted.

Timm on April 19, 2014 at 9:50 pm

rocky316 I worked for AMC and was in Philly and did drive-ins (Lincoln, Columbia, 202, Bucks)during summer 89. You were working GM Wonderland and Eden. Did you know Jim who ran Columbia and worked at Eden. Are you Steve S? Comment if you see this. We could share some info.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 25, 2013 at 1:08 am

Updated link for the Boxoffice photo of architect Henry G. Greene at the opening of the Eden Theatre.

rocky316 on March 24, 2013 at 11:37 pm

A sad day in January 1997 when this theatre closed; as I was the last General Manager of this theatre for AMC. Its last features were Scream, Preacher’s Wife, & 101 Dalmatians. I had worked there from 1981-1986 & 1993-1997. The first movies I worked for were Stripes & Clash of the Titans. The theatre was closed as there were no renovations being done by the landlord and AMC changed its business model & were eliminating small complexes. The theatre typically did between 100,000 and 125,000 customers per year.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 27, 2010 at 7:32 am

The Eden was another Henry G. Greene design for ABC. The architect attended the May 27, 1969, opening of the house. He appeared in a photo taken at the event and published in Boxoffice of June 16.

rivest266 on February 3, 2009 at 5:58 pm

you can now see this cinema in the new Google Earth 5.0 by clicking the clock icon and setting it before 1998.
It was at 1699 Oregon Pike. A gas station is now on the site.

dennisczimmerman on September 29, 2007 at 5:14 pm

The Eden Theatre was opened in 1969 by ABC Theatres. It went through a few operators, until Budco Theatres from the Philadelphia area took it over in 1976 or 1977. The theatre was twinned in 1978. One theatre had 390 seats and the other theatree had 360 seats. Budco Theatres was taken over by AMC Theatres in Jan. 1987. The theatre closed on Jan. 23, 1997 when AMC did not renew the lease. The building was owned by the same company which had the neighboring Eden Resort Inn. The theatre reopened on 2/7/97 being run by another company as a reduced admission rerun location. However, the theatre closed permanently on 5/30/98 and was demolished and replaced by a Sheetz Gas and Mini Mart.

JohnMessick on September 15, 2007 at 7:03 pm

The next to last operator of the Eden was AMC. It had been twinned.