The Best and Worst Movie Theaters in Philadelphia

Our comprehensive, semi-scientific ranking of the good, the bad and the sticky.

The Best and Worst Movie Theaters in Bucks County


Regal Warrington Crossing 22

Specialty: IMAX >> 4 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Audience Behavior: 8
  • Snack Bar: 10
  • Movie Options: 10
  • Seat Quality: 7
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 9

“Eerily dead for a Friday night.”

“A girl came in to clean the already-sparkling bathroom while I was in it.”

“The snack options were bonkers… It was basically an entire mall food court.”

Regal Barn Plaza 14, Doylestown

Specialty: None >> 3.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Audience Behavior: 7
  • Snack Bar: 8.5
  • Movie Options: 9
  • Seat Quality: 8.5
  • Sight Lines: 9.5
  • Overall Experience: 8

“Theaters were smaller than average”

“All the typical snack bar staples. Also on offer: Chai tea, vegetarian samosas, corn dog bites, boneless chicken wings, pizza and sirloin dogs.”

“If you want a teen-free experience, avoid seeing blockbuster hits on a Friday or Saturday night.”

“For being a smaller theater it had a large selection of movies. 13 total.”

County Theater, Doylestown

Specialty: Foreign and classic and old-school >> 3.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Audience Behavior: 8
  • Snack Bar: 9
  • Movie Options: 7
  • Seat Quality: 8
  • Sight Lines: 9
  • Overall Experience: 8

“Smart crowd, funny and engaged staff.”

“A really charming atmosphere…Art deco design and old school marquee only add to the effect.”

“Very good popcorn perfectly salted, a prices that were at least 50% cheaper than your typical multiplex. Also: coffee, artisanal-esque Boylan’s sodas (cream, cherry, birch, etc.), homemade cookies and biscotti…The hi-lo thing works for them too, as they’ve got Ritter German chocolates as well as more typical CVS-variety options.”

“They’ve only got two screens, so are rarely able to show more than three movies on any given day.”

Newtown Theater

Specialty: Classic >> 3 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 7
  • Audience Behavior: 9
  • Snack Bar: 7
  • Movie Options: 8
  • Seat Quality: 7
  • Sight Lines: 8
  • Overall Experience: 9

“They don’t have a huge offering [of snacks] here, but the prices can’t be beat.”

“It’s more like a lovely relic of what going to the movies used to be about – glamour and excitement—and it’s a beloved piece of history in Bucks.”

“This one-room theater isn’t exactly a model of cleanliness”

“The whole place is the picture of small-town charm.”

Regal Richland Crossing 12, Quakertown

Specialty: None >> 3 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Audience Behavior: 7
  • Snack Bar: 8
  • Movie Options: 5
  • Seat Quality: 9
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 8

“Bathrooms are somewhat truck stop-y both in level of cleanliness and in that they have a protocol dispenser (for condoms in truck stops, for Acqua di Gio packets in Regal).”

“Charmingly retro décor gives it a classic feel, and the outdoor ticket window made me more excited to see a film here for some reason.”

AMC Neshaminy 24

Specialty: IMAX >> 3 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 7
  • Audience Behavior: 8
  • Snack Bar: 7
  • Movie Options: 9
  • Seat Quality: 8
  • Sight Lines: 7
  • Overall Experience: 7

“The theater was as you’d expect a huge chain to be.”

“For a theater that I’ve always considered a high-school hangout, the audience at our Friday night showing was surprisingly well-behaved.”

“Bonus: The halls of the theater are lined with arcade games and photo booths, good for whiling way the time if you’re early for your show.”

UA Oxford Valley Stadium, Langhorne

Specialty: None >> 3 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 7
  • Audience Behavior: 9
  • Snack Bar: 6
  • Movie Options: 7
  • Seat Quality: 9
  • Sight Lines: 8
  • Overall Experience: 7

“Clean and plenty of parking.”

“Overall nothing bad, but nothing special.”

“Plenty of [movie] choices, but not a ton at common times.”

AMC Woodhaven, Bensalem

Specialty: None >> 1 OR LESS STAR

  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Audience Behavior: 3
  • Snack Bar: 2
  • Movie Options: 2
  • Seat Quality: 7
  • Sight Lines: 4
  • Overall Experience: 2

“Granted, it’s a small theater, but they have half of the selection as other area theaters.”

“Since it’s so small, sitting in the front few rows means you’d have to crane your neck pretty sharply upwards, and sitting in the back of seats to the left or right of the theater would mean noticeably turning your neck to the side.”
“I feel like I’m in 1982.”

“The seats were actually pretty comfortable, and they seems roomier and more lounge-like than other, larger AMC theaters in the area.”

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  • Denise Rambo

    The UA in East Whiteland (Chester County) is now a car dealership.