Movie Theaters Around the Philly Suburbs Bring Film to Life

These Main Line area cinemas offer a unique movie theater experience for the family or a night out with friends.

Whether you’re searching for a family outing or date-night location, look no further than these movie theaters and cinemas around Philadelphia’s western suburbs. From blockbuster hit films to arthouse releases, beloved classics and everything in between, the Main Line offers silver screen experiences for every genre and excursion.

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

824 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr

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Visit the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for a diverse variety of films, guest speakers and community events. Catch a mix of independent, international, documentary, alternative and new films year-round. Be sure to look out for screenings of rare, archival 35mm prints inside the fully restored, century-old Seville Theater for a boutique movie-going experience unlike any other in the Philadelphia area.

Oaks Center Cinema

180 Mill Rd., Oaks

The Oaks Center Cinema features the latest popular films, along with a unique selection of Bollywood flicks. The cinema is also fully equipped with an arcade, laser tag and bowling for a nostalgic ’90s-era aesthetic.

Studio Movie Grill

53 S 69th St., Upper Darby

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This theater offers a unique take on a movie experience, with a freshly prepared meal or cocktail delivered right to your seat. The Grill offers more than the standard movie theater menu, with quesadillas, burgers, wings, desserts and more.

Reel Cinemas

29 North Narberth Ave., Narberth

This quaint, local theater offers the latest trending movies, as well as promotions like Tightwad Tuesdays and Midweek Markdowns. Reel Cinemas has two screens and has served the Narberth community for almost 100 years. 

Movie Tavern

110 Bartlett Ave., Exton

Movie Tavern offers a wide selection of films, from current hits to classics, along with four dining locations and a full-service bar. Save on prices with Value Tuesdays for a $7 ticket. 

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The Colonial Theater

 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville


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In the heart of Phoenixville, this theater known for its appearance in the 1958 B-movie The Blob still celebrates it historic role today with the Best of the Main Line-winning festival, Blobfest. Alongside current box office hits, the theater shows classics, comedy shows, live music and an array of other events.

National Cinemas

Other movie theaters include AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas sprinkled throughout the Main Line region. With locations in Marple, Plymouth Meeting and Painter’s Crossing outside Chadds Ford, AMC’s vast network of theaters covers much of Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Meanwhile, Regal operates cinemas in Manayunk, King of Prussia, Downingtown and Edgemont Square. If you’re looking to catch the latest releases in a grand setting, these chains make for excellent options.

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