Movie Theater, Shopping Center Destroyed by Fire in the Poconos
Posted July 17
MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA — A fire wiped out a movie theater and shopping center near East Stroudsburg.
Firefighters were called to the Poconos Movieplex around 7:30 Sunday night. A fast-moving fire destroyed the place.
Flames were seen shooting from the complex that housed theaters, plus a book store, antique store, and a fireworks store.
The place was open at the time. The building was evacuated, and no movie-goers were hurt.
Firefighters were confronted with a huge building with movie theaters and shopping space inside a mass of flames.
Wonderwoman and Spiderman couldn't save the building. The memories remain, for people like Diann Krause, who came to see the damage, while the building was still smoking.
"It's pretty devastating. This place, when we moved here 26 years ago was a beautiful place."
This used to be Foxmoor Cinemas. The name changed to Poconos Movieplex 7 after a sale.
The building was laid out with movie theaters and flea market space, and now it's all gone.