The Best and Worst Movie Theaters in Philadelphia

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

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Summer blockbuster season has arrived! Time to indulge in that classic American ritual even Netflix can’t kill: sitting in a darkened theater with some overpriced popcorn, sharing an ex­perience—an escape from reality—with a bunch of your fellow citizens, if only for a couple hours.

Now, it’s true that going to the movies in Philadelphia can sometimes try your patience (the sticky floors, the cell-phone talkers, the occasional aggressive neighbor), but that’s why we’ve broken it down for you here: the best (and worst) theaters in the area.

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The Best and Worst Movie Theaters in Philadelphia


Ritz East, Center City

Speciality: Indie/foreign >> 4 STARS

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

“Clean, quiet, spacious but not big”

“I always think of them as having all the “mainstream indy” flicks I want to see. Nothing too off the beaten path, but they don’t clutter the lineup with the latest Transformer movie.”

 

Ritz 5, Center City

Specialty: Indie/foreign >> 3.5 STARS

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

“They don’t let latecomers into the theater (15-minute grace period). Love that!”

“Theater is small, especially the lobby, and well-looked after. Quirky touches like fake flower arrangements are odd, but fit in with the arty vibe.”

“Ritz theaters don’t usually show crap movies just because they are artsy. They must first be interesting, talked about, well-done and well-rated movies.”

 

Rave University City 6

Specialty: None >> 3.5 STARS

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

“They offered concessions and bar/grill items that could be delivered to your seats. Though they announced this while the previews were playing– annoying and disorganized.”

“It can get very crowded since it is right by University City.”

“Not as good as it used to be when it was owned by the Ritz chain, but still shows a few art-house/indie flicks along with other major blockbusters.”

 

Ritz at the Bourse, Center City

Speciality: Indie/foreign >> 3 STARS

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

“The place has a bit of wear and tear.”

“If you don’t like subtitles, this probably isn’t the place for you.”

“If it were a rainy Sunday and I wanted to see a French film in the afternoon while drinking coffee and contemplating my existence, this would be where you’d find me.”

 

AMC Franklin Mills 14

Specialty: IMAX >> 2.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 7
  • Audience Behavior: 4
  • Snack Bar: 6
  • Movie Options: 9
  • Seat Quality: 7
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 6

“Slightly grungier than other theaters I’ve been to, but nothing notably super dirty”

“The crowds tend to talk a lot here.”

“The theater had nice enough seats and sight lines.”

“The snack bar lines were long and moved very slowly.”

 

 

Pearl Theater, North Philly

Specialty: None >> 2 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Audience Behavior: 7
  • Snack Bar: 6
  • Movie Options: 7
  • Seat Quality: 10
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 5

“The theater itself was very clean. The bathroom was totally foul.”
“Everything you want in a movie theater seat.”

“You can get White Castle burgers!”

“Is it as nice as any suburban multiplex? No way. Not even close. But it’s certainly a serviceable option if you want to see something mainstream.”

 

UA Main St. 6, Manayunk

Specialty: None >> 1.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Audience Behavior: 8
  • Snack Bar: 8
  • Movie Options: 5
  • Seat Quality: 6
  • Sight Lines: 4
  • Overall Experience: 5

“Place showing some wear and tear.”

“Italian coffees, gourmet hot dogs, chicken wings.”

“Small theaters– front rows aren’t good.”

 

United Artists, Riverview

Specialty: None >> 1.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Audience Behavior: 5
  • Snack Bar: 3
  • Movie Options: 10
  • Seat Quality: 3
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 6

“The theater has an overall worn quality to it.”

“All of these [snack] items seem as appetizing as my High School cafeteria options.”

“You are guaranteed at least some phone conversation, movie commentary, babies crying or other interruptions seeing a movie here.”

“The seating and audio are good.”

UA Grant Plaza 9, Northeast Philly

Specialty: None >> 1 OR LESS STAR

  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Audience Behavior: 5
  • Snack Bar: 5
  • Movie Options: 5
  • Seat Quality: 5
  • Sight Lines: 6
  • Overall Experience: 3

“A run-of-the-mill mutiplex; you’re not going to find anything too radical in terms of movie selection.”

“The random glowstix dispenser and weight-checker in the bathroom add to the carnie seediness of the place.”

IMAX: Franklin Institute’s Tuttleman, Center City

Specialty: IMAX >> 1 OR LESS STAR

  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Audience Behavior: 2
  • Snack Bar: 8
  • Movie Options: 3
  • Seat Quality: 0
  • Sight Lines: 3
  • Overall Experience: 2

“I’ve never seen so much floor-gum in my life”

“Salads and sandwiches, as well as popcorn and candy. A rare opportunity to eat healthily at the movies.”

“Many seats are frayed and coming apart at the seams The fabric was old and ratty and could easily be peeled off with bare hands.”

“It’s an IMAX, meaning you’d think you could see from everywhere. Except in the front row you can’t see anything at all (despite appropriately reclining seats), and in the middle rows you still can’t see the action at the top. The only suitable seats are in fact at the very top, but then you’re too far away to appreciate the film.”

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Colonial Theater, Phoenixville

Specialty: Old-school theater and classic movies >> 3.5 STARS

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

“Great theater with a great viewing experience.”

“The place is mostly run by volunteers who do it because they love great movies, so it’s no surprise that the kind of people going to see movies there are the same breed.”

“This isn’t the place to go if you want a choice between the four summer blockbusters out right now.”

UA East Whiteland Stadium 9

Specialty: None >> 3.5 STARS

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

“Basically looked spotless—and pretty new.”

“All the blockbusters, plus some smaller films…”

“Top of the line suburban multiplex…”

“Sat in the 4th row, but didn’t have a stiff neck.”

Regal Downingtown 16

Specialty: None >> 3 STARS

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

“The Downingtown Regal does a good job of making the $11.50 admission easily worth it.”

“Teens girls are among the most annoying movie theater patrons, and there was no shortage here.”

“Burgers, chicken sandwiches, corn dog nuggets, vegetable samosas, something called ‘Indian Snacks’. Food seems expensive, even for theater.”

“We need more of an old-school feel like this in more theaters.”

AMC Painter’s Crossing 9, West Chester

Specialty: None >> 2 STARS

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

“Not a ton of people working, but it’s the cleanest AMC snack bar I’ve seen.”

“Great range of films, from kids movies to Oscar winners and 3D versions. Limited show times though.”

“One tip for the owners: Get some proper sound insulation. I could hear three other movies going simultaneously from my seat, and that’s no good.”

“At least one theater is split oddly and very slightly sloped seating, so if a tall dude sits in front of you, you might want to move.”

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The Best and Worst Movie Theaters in Delaware County


Clearview Anthony, Wayne

Specialty: None >> 2.5 STARS

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

“Very family-oriented.”

“Situated on a super charming main street with shops, cafes, and restaurants. It would make for a really great dinner and movie night.”

AMC Marple 10

Specialty: None >> 1.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Audience Behavior: 8
  • Snack Bar: 6
  • Movie Options: 7
  • Seat Quality: 4
  • Sight Lines: 5
  • Overall Experience: 5

“Lots of snacking sounds and late arrivals… texting seems to be a constant.”

“[Seats are] unforgiving in padding with rough fabric. 15 minutes in and my ass is actually numb. Not enough legroom, but the theater is kinda dumpy, so you can put your feet up without worry.”

“There is almost no impression that the theater sees its amenities as way to make the ticket price worth it.”

“Overall pretty clean facilities.”

Regal Edgemont Square 10, Newtown Square

Specialty: None >> 1.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 6
  • Audience Behavior: 7
  • Snack Bar: 4
  • Movie Options: 7
  • Seat Quality: 6
  • Sight Lines: 5
  • Overall Experience: 6

“A lot of texting. A lot of glowing phones. And at least 3 people who apparently had the plague and couldn’t stop coughing.”

“Nothing overtly wrong wit this theater, but there was nothing great about it ether.”

“Very easy theater to smuggle beers into.”

AMC Granite Run, Media

Specialty: None >> 1 OR LESS STAR

  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Audience Behavior: 8
  • Snack Bar: 5
  • Movie Options: 5
  • Seat Quality: 4
  • Sight Lines: 7
  • Overall Experience: 4

“Hard cushions = numb butt.”

“Definitely dingy overall with seemingly uncleanable dirt rubbed into floor, and the bathrooms are filthy.”

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The Best and Worst Movie Theaters in Montgomery County


Ambler Theater

Specialty: Old-school theater and indie/foreign >> 4 STARS

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

“With the express train service, just 30 minutes from Center City”

“An old school theater that is relevant today”

“Brand new comfortable and big seats with plenty of leg room”

“Stop at Forest & Main for a bite and a beer before heading to the theater around the corner. This will be your new date night.”

UA King Of Prussia Stadium 16

Specialty: IMAX >> 4 STARS

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

“Huge screen, wrap around, tons of seat levels– really, really great sight lines.”

“Tons of times, clean, no lines, tons of candy and super good sound system!”

“Every candy under the sun and lots of cashiers”

Movie Tavern, Collegeville

Specialty: Classic movies >> 3.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Audience Behavior: 9
  • Snack Bar: 6
  • Movie Options: 8
  • Seat Quality: 10
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 8

“A well-behaved bunch, lots of families.”

“There is beer and all kinds of food, but it’s not very good food”
“Great seats, very roomy”

“Would be nice to have some more daring options, but the repertory movies on weeknights are a nice touch.”

Carmike 12, Pottsgrove

Specialty: indie/foreign >> 3.5 STARS

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

“GREAT seating choices. No heads in the way anywhere. Steep!”

“12 screens, baby, plus the Bollywood option.”

“Pretty immaculate, but it just opened a year or so ago. Carpets, seat, bathrooms in great shape. Central atrium is airy and sleek.”

“Some ‘bleeding’ into our theater of the sound from the Die Hard sequel next door when it got really loud.”

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Specialty: Indie/foreign and classic and old-school theater >> 3.5 STARS

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

“Bonus: In front of the theater is the Hothouse Coffee shop, which is adorable and open relatively late.”

“I feel smarter just reading their [film] schedule.”

“It’s certainly not the most modern theater in town, but they put a lot of thought into their movie selections, and anything you see here is bound to be something just a little different and edgier.”

Regal Oaks Stadium 24

Specialty: None >> 3.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Audience Behavior: 6
  • Snack Bar: 9
  • Movie Options: 9
  • Seat Quality: 9
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 7

“The snack bar was the most comprehensive I have ever seen.”

“The lines move fast.”

“All in all, a decent movie experience.”

Hiway Theater, Jenkintown

Specialty: Old-school theater >> 3 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 9
  • Audience Behavior: 6
  • Snack Bar: 10
  • Movie Options: 4
  • Seat Quality: 7
  • Sight Lines: 8
  • Overall Experience: 8.5

“The snack bar was extremely impressive. Snacks included popcorn (with real butter and a variety of topping powders), Toblerone chocolate bars, a seltzer waters made with a variety of syrups, dried fruit, and standard movie theater fare.”

“Extremely clean inside, bathrooms neat and tidy”

“Unfortunately, the theater is single-screen and it only plays one film at a time. Films will be available ranging from two weeks to five weeks.”

The Grand, East Greenville

Specialty: Old-school theater >> 3 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Audience Behavior: 10
  • Snack Bar: 8
  • Movie Options: 8
  • Seat Quality: 3
  • Sight Lines: 9
  • Overall Experience: 7

“VERY small seats, not well-padded, but clean”

“Handsome restoration of 1920s downtown theater.”

“One screen, so one choice. On the other hand, $3 matinees and $5 evening shows.”

“Very small snack bar is true to the old-school feel, if not particularly diverse.”

AMC Plymouth Meeting 12

Specialty: None >> 2.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Audience Behavior: 7
  • Snack Bar: 6
  • Movie Options: 6
  • Seat Quality: 6
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 6

“Everything was pretty tidy and clean, but the overall feeling is tired, drab.”

“There weren’t a lot of good options for serious adult film buffs. They seem to cater to kids and teens with the usual blockbusters.”

“If there’s something you want to see playing, and you want to avoid the crowd crush of KOP, this could be your spot.”

Frank Theater, Montgomeryville

Specialty: None >> 2 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 7
  • Audience Behavior: 10
  • Snack Bar: 4
  • Movie Options: 8
  • Seat Quality: 4
  • Sight Lines: 9
  • Overall Experience: 6

“Relatively un-messy, but the theater itself smelled like a musty hotel room sprayed with bad deodorizer.”

“Good if you want an uncrowded theater with stadium seating.”

“Hard to find (even with GPS), unless you’re determined.”

“If you’re watching a quiet movie, expect to hear all the explosions from the Michael Bay blow-em-up playing next door.”

AMC 309, North Wales

Specialty: None >> 2 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 8
  • Audience Behavior: 7
  • Snack Bar: 5
  • Movie Options: 9
  • Seat Quality: 3
  • Sight Lines: 7
  • Overall Experience: 7

“Very, very clean theater.”

“Really, really uncomfortable old seats.”

“This is an older theater (pre-stadium seating, pre-IMax) without any of the bells and whistles, but it has a great sentimental, retro feel to it.”

Regal Plymouth Meeting 10

Specialty: None >> 2 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 7
  • Audience Behavior: 4
  • Snack Bar: 7
  • Movie Options: 9
  • Seat Quality: 8
  • Sight Lines: 7
  • Overall Experience: 5

“A few audience members talked at full volume several times throughout the movie, including what they thought was coming up in the movie. Annoying. Also, the guy who happened to sit right next to me was texting the entire time and his phone rang twice. Twice!”

“This is your typical big box theater so you expect consistency, if nothing else.”

“The sound was turned way to low for the first 20 minutes… and then it was deafeningly loud.”

Bala Clearview, Bala Cynwyd

Specialty: Old-school theater >> 2 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Audience Behavior: 7
  • Snack Bar: 7
  • Movie Options: 5
  • Seat Quality: 5
  • Sight Lines: 9
  • Overall Experience: 6

“Old people. Less cell phone, more, “What did he say?”

“Small theater, very few choices and hours are bad… latest show time 7 p.m. on weeknight.”

“An older, charming theater.”

“Weak sound system.”

Narberth Stadium

Specialty: None >> 2 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Audience Behavior: 10
  • Snack Bar: 4
  • Movie Options: 2
  • Seat Quality: 8
  • Sight Lines: 10
  • Overall Experience: 6

“Very messy bathroom, messy floor, generally messy.”

“Great sight lines.”

“Rarely shows great movies.”

“A good neighborhood theater with clean sound, stadium seating.”

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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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AMC Marlton 8

Specialty: None >> 4 STARS

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

“The theater recently installed double-wide, red leather reclining seats in all of the individual theaters. The seats were oh-so-comfortable, and since they’re new they still have a fresh bounciness.”

“The theater was recently revamped, so I don’t think the public has had a whole lot of time to muck it up.”

Cinemark Movies 16, Somerdale

Specialty: None >> 4 STARS

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

“Recently renovated, so it was really quite clean! Especially for a Saturday night.”

“Even though we were in one of the non-stadium seating theaters and in the back row, we could see just fine.”

“HUGE improvement from when I used to get dragged there for midnight screenings of Star Wars… Like, huge.”

AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24

Specialty: IMAX >> 3.5 STARS

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

“Hugely popular theater, and it gets packed.”

“Relatively modern, up-to-date”

Rave, Ritz Center 16, Voorhees, NJ

Specialty: None >> 3.5 STARS

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

“Bathroom cleanliness can occasionally be an issue here.”

“There’s a coffee/tea/espresso bar that serves baked goods…”

“I liked it better when it was a ‘real’ Ritz theater.”

“Biggest problem is an issue with their movie times sometimes changing.”

Regal Crossing Keys, Turnersville

Specialty: None >> 3 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 6
  • Audience Behavior: 10
  • Snack Bar: 7
  • Movie Options: 6
  • Seat Quality: 9
  • Sight Lines: 8
  • Overall Experience: 8

“The lobby and snack bar area appeared to be dirty… Bathroom was tidy.”

“The sound in the auditorium was awesome, made previews and movie better.”

“The auditorium appeared to be newly renovated, with new seats.”

Regal Burlington Stadium 24

Specialty: None >> 2.5 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 7
  • Audience Behavior: 9
  • Snack Bar: 5
  • Movie Options: 6.5
  • Seat Quality: 7
  • Sight Lines: 8
  • Overall Experience: 8

“The floors were fairly sticky and there were food wrappers in some of the cup holders, but by and large, trash is in receptacles and there isn’t extraneous litter on the floors.”

“The Regal Burlington benefitted from an expansion many years ago, so half of the theater is older, with smaller and shabbier accommodations, while the other boasts larger auditoriums and more comfortable seating.”

“A perfectly average little theater in a quiet Jersey suburb.”

United Artists Washington Township 14

Specialty: None >> 2.5 STARS

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

“Not sticky anywhere. Restrooms were clean.”

“Creepily empty… It was dead when we walked in at 10:20.”

“Typical megaplex experience.”

Deptford 8, Deptford, NJ

Specialty: None >> 2 STARS

  • Cleanliness: 6
  • Audience Behavior: 9
  • Snack Bar: 6
  • Movie Options: 5
  • Seat Quality: 6
  • Sight Lines: 7
  • Overall Experience: 6

“It’s like a theater from the Brady Bunch. Way outdated. Looked like a Pizza Hut.”

“No roaming teens or long lines like the chaos that can ensue on a Saturday night at a big multiplex.”

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  • Denise Rambo

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