Welcome to the online home of The Ambridge Family Theatre, located in Ambridge, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Every week we present movies for your pleasure and entertainment while making memories that will last a lifetime.

Here you will find information about our current show, upcoming movies, and news about happenings at the theatre. Enjoy your visit and come in to see what your hometown theatre has to offer while we make going to the movies fun again.

Open House Saturday, August 23, 2014

On Saturday, August 23, 2014 we will be holding an open house at the Ambridge Family Theatre from 2:00PM - 8:00PM. Come see us for a visit with free popcorn, drinks (until the soda syrup runs out), a selection of the posters we've gathered over the years, and shared memories.

One of our mottos was Making Movies Fun Again. Come on down. We'd like to hear some of your memories.

I'd also like to thank Tom and Barbara Budjanek. They created the Ambridge Family Theatre, and made it was it was - an institution in Ambridge. You can learn more about them on our about page.Thank you for teaching us the skills, and love, to continue the tradition you started.

GoFundMe Fundraiser Started

Friends of the Ambridge Family Theatre, headed by the good people at the Ambridge Connection, particularly Felicia Mycyk, have started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help raise funds for digital equipment and repairs that the theatre needs. You can go to GoFundMe, or you can click on the button in the sidebar here on the site (at the bottom of the page if you're seeing the mobile version).

Glenda and I have been touched by the outpouring of gratitude and sympathy that we have received over the past few days. It is not something we expected, but we are grateful. Thank you all.

We encourage your donations to the fundraiser. We want the theatre to continue functioning. It is an asset to the community. We want to be clear, though, that it will have to be in the hands of new owners. None of the funds donated will go to us, but to whoever is able to take the theatre over and continue it.

Theatre Closed

We have sad news. This week, our film transport table broke down. Like most of the equipment in the booth, it is well over 40 years old, so parts are no longer being made for it, and I cannot fix it reliably.

In conjunction with the ongoing changeover to digital projection that has been occurring, and the resulting decreasing availability of 35mm film, this has led us to decide to close the doors on the Ambridge Family Theatre and another piece of history in our town effective Thursday, August 14, 2014.

We want to thank you for your dedicated patronage. We have known many of you for many years, seeing children grow, and even bring their children. We will miss you, and the hours watching our heroes, villains, fantasies, and fears on the screen with you.

If we have further news, we'll let you know here, and on our Facebook page. Until then, thank you.

Rick and Glenda Cockrum


Maleficent Poster Did you ever wonder what the fairy godmother in Sleeping Beauty felt? The weekend of August 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014 you get your chance to find out as we present Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.

A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal - an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces a battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom - and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well.

See the trailer

  • Dates: August 8, 2014 - August 10, 2014
  • Rating: PG
  • Length: 1hr 37min
  • Format: Scope
  • Friday 8/8: 7:10, 9:40
  • Saturday 8/9: 1:10, 4:00, 7:10, 9:40
  • Sunday 8/10: 1:10, 4:00, 7:10

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Held Over

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Poster The weekend of August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014 we will be presenting our second week of How to Train Your Dragon 2, featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel and Cate Blanchett.

It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

See the trailer

  • Dates: August 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014
  • Rating: PG
  • Length: 1hr 42min
  • Format: Scope
  • Friday 8/1: 7:10, 9:40
  • Saturday 8/2: 1:10, 4:00, 7:10, 9:40
  • Sunday 8/3: 1:10, 4:00, 7:10