Eric Twin Theatre

5024 Edgemont Avenue,
Brookhaven, PA 19015

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Do on August 17, 2021 at 11:23 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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 4, 2015 at 2:42 am

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.

rivest266 on May 28, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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

ronnie21 on February 3, 2013 at 9:09 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..

ronnie21 on February 2, 2013 at 7:15 pm

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

ronnie21 on July 18, 2011 at 6:05 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.

dennisczimmerman on July 15, 2011 at 9:17 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 14, 2011 at 5:21 pm

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

ronnie21 on August 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 25, 2010 at 7:07 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 May 29, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I also saw Splash and a movie called D.A.R.Y.L. there too..

ronnie21 on May 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm

how will i link or upload the pictures. i may try and take em tommorrow..?

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Google doesn’t like the address in the map link for some reason. Try this one instead:

5042 State Road 352, Brookhaven, PA 19015 United States

ronnie21 on May 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Also, in 1980 a horror movie called THE CHILDREN played here…

ronnie21 on May 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Yes, thats it!!!!! iam going to take some pictures of the poster frame and walk way. How do i link them here though???

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm



Thanks, SilconSam, I think it’s the building behind the building with the white roof?

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on May 24, 2010 at 7:08 pm

From the descriptions above, this is more than likely it. It’s a beer distributor in Brookhaven, attached to the North end of Plaza 352 Shopping Center, Bing calls it Cambridge Square…..

5042 Edgemont Avenue

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on May 24, 2010 at 12:06 am

henry/ronnie21, could you please get the beer places address?

These theater were owned by Sameric Corporation.

ronnie21 on May 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I seen many movies here. Here’s a few that played here.
Private school 1983.
Slumber Party Massacre 1982.
Friday the 13th part 2 1981.
The last movie i saw here was in august of 1986, Friday the 13th part 6. Jason Lives..
Its a beer distributor now, when inside, you can see the little window that was once the projection booth.. It’s been closed since may of 1987. I think of of the last movies shown here was called Outrageous Fortune…