With streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, watching a movie in the comfort of your own home has never been easier. But there’s just something slightly nostalgic about heading to your local movie theater, buying a large popcorn, and watching 25 minutes of previews before the movie actually starts.

Luckily for Saint Joe’s students, the surrounding area is packed with different theaters that offer unique experiences. Let’s go over some of them.

Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill
Photo Credits: Lukas Van Sant

Address: 53 South 69th Street Upper Darby PA, 19082

Price: Adult- $11.00 Child- $8.00 Senior- $9.00

Student discount: None

Though there is no student discount, Studio Movie Grill is still a great option to check out what’s new in theaters. With a minimal travel time from campus,  reclining chairs to enjoy your film, and a wide range of options on their menu, Studio Movie Grill offers a fantastic movie experience that is definitely worth going to. There’s even an attached table to your seat so you can enjoy your meal during the screening!

Reel Cinemas Narberth 2

Reel Cinemas Narbeth
Photo Credits: Lukas Van Sant

Address: 129 North Narberth Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072

Price: Adult-$12.00 Child-$9.00 Senior-$9.00

Student discount: None

Reel Cinemas in Narberth offers a completely different movie going experience. Because it has only two theaters, Reel Cinemas gives off a “small town theater” vibe, which may not be for some, but for others, can be very enticing. Although there is no student discount, the tickets and snack options are reasonably priced, so taking a trip over to the small town of Narberth to see a movie may be the move for you. Especially if you go on a Tuesday, when all tickets are only $6.00!


United Artists Main Street Theater 6

United Artists Main Street Theater 6
Photo Credits: Lukas Van Sant

Address: 3720 Main St, Manayunk, PA 19127

Price: Adult-$10.80  Child-$10.28 Senior-$10.28

Student discount: None

With newly added reclining chairs, and wide range of movies to choose from, taking a trip over to United Artists on Main Street may be worthwhile. Once again, there is no student discount, but they do have the cheapest tickets of the bunch. Many students already live in Manayunk, and countless others take day trips there on the weekends.  Checking out a movie at United Artists is a fantastic way to follow up a nice dinner in Manayunk.

United Artists Riverview Plaza 17 & RPX

United Artists Riverview Plaza
Photo Credits: Lukas Van Sant

Address: 400 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Price: Adult-$11.59 Child-$10.54  Senior-$10.54

Student Discount: Yes

While Riverview may be the farthest away, they do make up for this by offering the most movie selections, and also offering a student discount! ($1-$2 depending on the day) The journey may be far, but if you ever find yourself in the South Philly area and are looking to see a movie while also saving a dollar or two, Riverview is the place for you.

All 4 theaters offer completely different experiences that will be sure to fit even the most particular of movie needs. Whether you want a dining experience, a small town theater vibe, are looking to spend a night in Manayunk, or if you’re looking for that ever so valued student discount, these 4 theaters should set you up perfectly for your next movie move!

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