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Ambler Theater

Independent, art and foreign films screened in an iconic building

Ambler Theater is the place to go to catch the independent, art and foreign films. Credit: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Description

A nonprofit, community-based movie theater, Ambler Theater is the place to go to catch the independent, art and foreign films.

Opened in 1928, the theater boasted Spanish Colonial-style architecture, creating a facade with Terra cotta, spacious lobbies and an ornate auditorium with 1,228 seats. Though it was in and out of use in the latter half of the 20th century, the theater was renovated in the early 2000s and reopened in February 2003.

An important part of the renovations was the installation of the iconic “Ambler” vertical neon sign. Though the original had been demolished in the 1960s, an exact replica was built and installed in late 2005.

Don’t miss special events at the theater as well, including Saturday Kid’s Matinees, classic Hollywood films, presentations with local filmmakers and discussion groups and lectures.

Details

108 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler PA, 19002
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