Three years after opening its first location in the Delaware Valley, dinner & cinema chain Movie Tavern announced plans to expand its footprint in the area with a second theater in Montgomery County’s Flourtown, a small community in North Philadelphia.
“We are very excited to bring Movie Tavern to Flourtown, as part of our plan to increase our presence in the Philadelphia market after we found such tremendous success in Collegeville,” said John H. Hersker, president and CEO of Movie Tavern. “We look forward to providing families in Flourtown and surrounding cities the movie-going experience they deserve with offerings that merge both cutting-edge technology and modern convenience with great value.”
The Dallas-based entertainment company broke ground on an eight-screen theater facility at the Flourtown Shopping Center located at 1842 Bethlehem Pike. According to a previous report by the Montgomery News, the site was formerly occupied by a Giant supermarket that relocated into a larger building behind the shopping center in December last year. The 36,000-square-foot new Movie Tavern is set to open at the end of 2014. The movie complex will have a capacity of 1,000 seats, with four screens located in the front of the location, four in the back, and a promenade down the middle. Just like the Movie Tavern Providence Town Center in Collegeville, the theater will feature a full-service bar and restaurant area located at the entrance, as well as luxury reclining loungers in every auditorium and all-reserved purchase seating.
Located at the intersection of Bethlehem Pike and West Mill Road, the 160,000-square-foot Flourtown Shopping Center has been owned owned and managed by Federal Realty Investment Trust for more than three decades.
Image of Collegeville location courtesy of Movie Tavern