Eric Twin Theatre

5024 Edgemont Avenue,
Brookhaven, PA 19015

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Previously operated by: Budco, Sameric Corporation

Functions: Storage

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The Eric Twin Theatre was opened February 19, 1972 and was operated by Budco. It closed in May 1987. The theatre was built in Brookhaven, in Delaware County, in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I will try and take some pictures of it. It still has the poster frame and box office sign. It’s now a beer store. It’s in a shopping center.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm

In 1970 and a company builds a Twin Theatre,must have been one of the last BIg twin theatres built.Don’t get me wrong,I wish that would have been as large as theatres got.A 20 plex? Don’t like “walmart moviegoing”.

ronnie21 on August 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm

in April of 84, Friday the 13th, the final chapter was shown there…

ronnie21 on July 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Private school with phoebe cates played here in July of 1983..

dennisczimmerman on July 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm

If this theatre was called the Eric Twin, would it not have been a Sameric Theatre???? Sameric Theatres were taken over by United Artists about the time this theatre closed if my memory serves me correctly at which time a number of Eric Theatres were closed.

ronnie21 on July 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm

dennis. i think you are right about that… On another theater site. it has a sign for it. saying sameric. I will try and link it.

ronnie21 on February 2, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Closed in May of 87. Last 2 movies here were Gardens of stone and Blind Date…

ronnie21 on February 3, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Evil Dead 2 played here in Spring of 87. right before its closing.. I think it would be the last horror movie to play here..

rivest266 on May 28, 2014 at 5:10 pm

This opened on February 19th, 1972. Grand opening ad in photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 3, 2015 at 11:42 pm

If this twin didn’t open until February 19th, 1972, there must have been some sort of construction delay. The August 23, 1971, issue of Boxoffice reported that the Eric Brookhaven Theatres I and II were expected to open around Thanksgiving (early November.) The auditoriums were each to seat about 700.

Do on August 17, 2021 at 8:23 am

I was a District manager for Sameric,which ran the theater. Great memories of Francis Potter and Joanne Teofilak. I don’t believe this theater closed before Sameric sold. The theaters to UA. I left the company in Aug 87. My other theaters included Ardmore, Wynnewood,Barclay Sq,Pilgrim Gardens, Clifton Heights, McDade,TriState, The Terminal, Frazer, West Goshen,Concordville and of course Brookhaven. None of which exist today.

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