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Address: 124 E Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522-2773
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+1 717-733-9098

Ephrata Main Theatre is a great spot for movies, live events and more! With...

Ephrata Main Theatre is a great spot for movies, live events and more! With a history that stretches back over 80 years, the Theatre is still contemporary, having recently upgraded to digital projectors that show the latest movies in the best way.

Plus, the Grand stage doubles as a live performance space. Live concerts, comedy shows and more have graced the stage.

Ephrata Main Theatre is also one of the only movie theaters in the area that has the ability to serve beer, wine and mixed drinks in the theaters. So you can grab your favorite libation while watching your favorite show!

Add in the award winning food from Lily's on Main (right upstairs from the Theatre) and the ability to do special events - birthday parties, weddings, corporate events - and you have a location that cannot be beat!

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I loved the small town feel of this place. Ephrata is a great town, the one staff member was nice n and the place was neat. We will definitely return.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
Luis M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the small town feel of this place. Ephrata is a great town, the one staff member was nice n and the place was neat. We will definitely return.

Thank Luis M
Felton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We attended my niece's wedding here. The staff was very friendly, and accommodating, The theater had a cool retro vibe to it. It is an actual movie theater, and on the second floor is an really great restaurant. It was built in 1938. They helped us with the rehearsal, and , later, we had the rehearsal dinner, and reception in... More 

Thank Dave H
Reamstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We leave in Reamstown - 5 minutes away - and love this movie option for our family. We saw "Jason Bourne" last night - great movie! We love how Steve is able to bring in top-run movies at the same time as the big theaters. For a family of four, we saved $14 over seeing the same movie at Penn... More 

Thank bmagpa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This theatre only holds 2 movies at time which makes it important to get there early. But if you are looking for a nice low key theatre this is it. Prices as of July 2016 are 8/person. Any time of the day. Overall very nice theatre.

Thank Teresa S
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Step back in time when visiting this gorgeous theater. As you enter the foyer to purchase your ticket, you'll notice carpet and wall décor just like 40-50 years ago. The concession stand maintains the spirit, selling popcorn, candy, soda. Staff are really friendly! Plus, it's so nice to choose only one theater -- not a huge hallway of doors like... More 

Thank GoldieRN
Denver, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The wife and I go here all the time. It has 2 small, about 950 seats, auditoriums and it is both a movie theatre and a music hall. The pop corn is good and they have a variety of beverages. It's a nice place to see a good movie.

Thank rmorrison1116
Denver, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

My husband and I just got married on May 21. Everyone at Ephrata theature and Lily's on Main made our day 110%. They were extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone loved the food, including us! Delicious, professional, helpful, friendly. We just want to say THANK YOU!!! We could not have done it without you! John and Deborah

Thank deborahduca
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Surroundings were excellent with tasteful decor and very comfortable seating. The attendants were very friendly and went out of their way to connect with you. This movies's content was not suitable for children. But the theater had a child friendly attraction offered in the other theater.

Thank Susan K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went to see the minions movie. We walked in yo the theater and there was no staff at all. We waited for about 10 mins. Still no staff so we decided to go into the movie because it was starting and planned on paying when we left. My husband when out to try to buy some... More 

Thank Happy G
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

visited this theater on a summer weekday for the new "Inside Out" movie. the theater was comfortable, clean and there were plenty of seats available. large tub of popcorn purchased for $10 and if we return with the empty tub for our next movie-going experience, we can refill it for $5. what a great deal. overall, a nice experience.

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