My girlfriend and I skipped the second half of this past Friday’s Exhumed Films double-feature and headed north to the Poconos where we swam, ate s’mores, and engaged in a variety of Antichrist-like activities. We took a break from the talking woodland creatures to check out the Casino Theatre, a charming diner/ice cream parlor/movie theater located in Mount Pocono. The theater has two screening rooms, one 160 seats and the other 135, which used to be one single theater (ala the Bala Theatre, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, et al.). Diner food can be delivered to your theater seats and if you get bored there’s a narrow game room of ticket machine-type amusements. The theater’s sound was admittedly pretty bad, a loud static accompanied all of the dialogue in Rango, but it’s a cute place and definitely a must-visit for theater junkies like myself. And they have mini-golf in the summer.
Read an interesting history of the theater, which dates back to 1922, here.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.