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The Casino Theatre Entertainment Center is a two-screen movie house and ice cream shop in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. This year-round family-owned and operated business, founded in 1975, was built on the site of the Casino dance hall and night club, which was itself established in 1922.
In addition to first-run movies, the Casino houses the Village Malt Shoppe, which features an old-fashioned soda fountain offering ice cream soda, malted milk, milkshake, egg cream and phosphates, as well as a large selection of ice cream flavors.
There is also a redemption game room geared toward younger children, and an 18-hole miniature golf course.
The "Casino" name predates the existing Casino Theatre building and business, and goes back to a landmark dance hall built on the same spot in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. Several decades later the building was transformed into a movie house, with seats placed on the flat dance floor and the screen on the stage. The "Casino Theatre," complete with British spelling of "theater," was born.
The original one-story 1922 Casino building, originally used as a dance hall and night club, was converted to a movie theater after being purchased by Mrs. H.C. Smith of Stroudsburg.
The theater building was purchased in 1974 by three local couples: George & Sheila Litz of Cresco, and two couples from Pocono Farms, Victor & Diane Genco and John & Ruth Hildebrand. The three families formed a business entity called LIGEND, Inc., from the letters of their last names, and incorporated it with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on March 12, 1975. Make Casino Theatre Entertainment Center a part of your Mount Pocono vacation plans using our Mount Pocono road trip planning tool.
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O my goodness this place is a gem! We were looking to stop for ice cream on our way home from our Poconos vacation and this place hit the spot! The whole place has an adorable 50s theme and it...
O my goodness this place is a gem! We were looking to stop for ice cream on our way home from our Poconos vacation and this place hit the spot! The whole place has an adorable 50s theme and it... more »
Very enjoyable visit. The movie theatre was not opened due to the virus but the tables were spaced apart and the employees were cleaning the tables as people left. We had a wonderful Hot Fudge...
Very enjoyable visit. The movie theatre was not opened due to the virus but the tables were spaced apart and the employees were cleaning the tables as people left. We had a wonderful Hot Fudge... more »
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