Revolutions at Penn Treaty

Revolutions at Penn Treaty

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REVOLUTIONS AND FRANK ENTERTAINMENT: THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

For the family that owns and operates the century-old parent company of the Revolutions chain stretching from Upstate New York to South Florida, the opening of the entertainment center's Philadelphia outlet in Fishtown - its fifth overall - is more than just another instance of corporate expansion.

It also represents a joyous homecoming for two of its top executives, as well as the century-old company itself.

Frank Entertainment Companies, based in Jupiter, Fla., was originally founded in Philadelphia in 1906 as a movie theater business by Samuel Frank. In the 1920s, Samuel opened the first "Talkie" movie theater in the city, and a second one in Berlin, N.J. Beyond that, Chairman/CEO Bruce Frank and COO/CFO Rob Reynolds proudly boast a distinct Philly accent in leading the current generation of Frank Family executives and their locally rooted families atop an organization renown as both a pioneer and innovator in entertainment, hospitality and real estate. The company has owned, operated, developed, and managed over 150 entertainment venues including nickelodeons, motion picture theatres, arcades, restaurants, nightclubs, bowling centers, game centers, and family entertainment centers.

Frank Theatres, meanwhile, has a stadium-seated 12-screen movie house in Montgomery County in the Philly suburbs, with more planned for Willow Grove, Pa., and Princeton, N.J. The movie theater division also has long been a fixture along the Jersey Shore, with several operations between Atlantic City to Cape May, including one of New Jersey's earliest Mega-Plex Cinemas, the Towne 16 Stadium Cinema in Egg Harbor Township, which also reintroduced stadium seating back in 1986.

  • Bruce Frank, chairman and CEO, was born and raised in Ventnor and Margate, NJ and moved to Rittenhouse Square in Philly with his late wife, Terry Parmet-Frank, a native of Abington, PA. Her parents, Allen Parmet, and his wife, Delores Sidewater-Parmet, maintain ties to the area with relatives and friends still living there.
  • Rob Reynolds, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, received his degree in accounting from Drexel University in 1981. His ties to the Philadelphia area remain strong as a loyal and unwavering sports "phanatic" despite living in South Florida!
  • Bruce's late father, Alvin Frank, graduated Temple University where he played on their basketball team back in the late 1940s. His mother, Barbara Frank, who passed away in 1975, received a graduate degree in psychology from Temple.

The Frank Family Entertainment Group has consistently built a track record of success, having owned, operated, developed, and managed over 150 entertainment venues including nickelodeons, motion picture theatres, arcades, restaurants, nightclubs, bowling centers, game centers, and family entertainment centers. Frank Theatres also develops, owns, and operates numerous shopping centers, retail and residential properties, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, and condominium developments.

Press Releases

August 23, 2016
PHILLY NIGHTLIFE ROLLS INTO THE FUTURE WITH REVOLUTIONS ENTERTAINMENT ROCK N ROLL RESTAURANT & FLAIR BAR; SEPTEMBER OPENING REPRESENTS HOMECOMING FOR 110-YEAR-OLD CORPORATE PARENT

High-End Entertainment Center Takes Fishtown to New Levels of Excitement

PHILADELPHIA (August 23, 2016) - The Fishtown/Penn Treaty area's status as a world-class entertainment district will be taken to an entirely new level with the September opening of Philadelphia's most exciting entertainment center, Revolutions, where guests can Eat, Drink, Rock & Bowl! The 52,000 square-foot venue located at 1009 Canal St. Philadelphia, PA in the booming Penn Treaty complex, is scheduled to open Friday, Sept. 30.

The arrival of Revolutions in Philadelphia represents a homecoming for the family that owns and operates Frank Entertainment Companies, the 110-year-old corporate parent of the Revolutions and Frank Theatres chains. While the Jupiter, Florida based Revolutions chain is new to Philadelphia, those behind its creation and operation are no strangers to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection: The family that owns and operates Revolutions' corporate parent, Frank Entertainment Companies, traces its roots back to Philadelphian Samuel Frank, who founded the firm in 1906, and built the first "talkie" movie theater in Philadelphia, followed by a second one in Berlin, NJ. Frank ended up incorporating in 1921 and developing drive in theatres at the Jersey shore.

Bruce Frank, chairman and CEO of Frank Entertainment Companies. is a former Center City Philadelphia resident who was born and raised at the Jersey Shore in Ventnor and Margate. Rob Reynolds, Frank Entertainment's chief operating officer and chief financial officer, is a Drexel University accounting graduate and also has strong Philly roots.

"Philadelphia has been a central inspiration to my family, both personally and professionally, for over a century," says Bruce Frank. "This is where it all started for us, and we couldn't be more proud to be coming full circle with our renewed focus on this incredible city."

Revolutions brings bowling to another level in Philadelphia with a bi-level, 26-lane boutique experience along with the introduction of its branded food and beverage concepts; Burger & Beer Joint and an innovative and exciting Flair Bar.

Burger & Beer Joint is a rock 'n' roll sports themed casual restaurant and bar with six locations in Florida and one in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The menu includes a variety of signature burgers (all named after a rock 'n' roll song); as well as sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, desserts and more. The highlight of the menu is the 10-pound Mother Burger; made famous after being featured on the Travel Channel's Man Vs Food show. The enormous burger is a favorite for groups and parties. The restaurant features wall to wall TVs for sports viewing, a live music stage, as well as a full liquor bar boasting many popular craft beers. Burger & Beer Joint at Penn Treaty will become the first among all Revolutions nationwide as its signature restaurant.

In another Revolutions first, the adult-oriented 21-and-over "club within a club" on the first level, will feature a Flair Bar (Flair Street), a new bartending spectacle that's all the rage in Las Vegas, from glass-tossing to bottle flipping. Equal parts culinary art and acrobatic skill, the world's premier flair bartenders will be drawn to Revolutions for national competitions. The Flair Bar will feature signature handcrafted cocktails in a high energy, exciting environment.

Revolutions is a chic, state-of-the-art facility that seamlessly meshes with Fishtown's exploding nightlife scene, geared to the discriminating reveler, from the 12-private VIP bowling lanes downstairs to the "lounge style" luxury couch leather seating throughout. Its distinctly stylish, all-encompassing entertainment surroundings make Revolutions perfectly tailored to corporate parties and group sales events as well as birthdays, graduations, bachelor parties, and weddings. Revolutions offers both family fun as well as adult nightlife and entertainment; something for everyone.

Revolutions is open from 11 a.m. daily until midnight (2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays). Any time of day is the perfect time to visit, as it is sure to become the go-to-place to finish off an evening of music, comedy, dining or just hanging out in Fishtown.

"We love the way Philly rolls!," Frank continues. "And nowhere else in the city is it rolling better than in Fishtown - especially at the Penn Treaty complex. This undoubtedly is where the action is, and we couldn't be more excited about bringing a whole new dimension to the entertainment boom with the arrival of our latest, and greatest, Revolutions Eat, Drink, Rock & Bowl concept."

About Revolutions
Developed over 10 years ago, Revolutions is an edgy concept to Entertainment Centers. The Frank Entertainment Company launched the first Revolutions in January 2013 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The second to join the Revolutions family was Syracuse, NY, followed by West Palm Beach, FL; and Rock Hill, SC.

About Frank Entertainment Companies
Frank Entertainment Companies is one of the nation's leading innovators and providers in entertainment, recreation and hospitality. The company has owned, operated, developed and managed over 150 entertainment venues including nickelodeons; motion picture theatres; arcades; restaurants; nightclubs; bowling centers; game centers and family entertainment centers.

About Burger & Beer Joint
Launched in 2009 in South Beach (Miami, FL), Burger & Beer Joint quickly became an instant success. The Rock N Roll sports themed restaurant and bar concept expanded to seven locations throughout Florida as well as a unit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The brand is currently expanding nationwide; including the joint venture with Revolutions to be the signature restaurant in their locations.

Revolutions at Penn Treaty

Randy Alexander

President & CEO
906 Jonathan Lane
Marlton, NJ 08053
856.596.1410

High-Res Images

Bruce Frank (photo credit: Jessica Griffin)
Phillip Frank (photo credit: Jessica Griffin)
(L-R) Bruce Frank and Rob Reynolds (photo credit: Jessica Griffin)
(L-R) Rob Reynolds and Bruce Frank (photo credit: Jessica Griffin)
(L-R) Rob Reynolds and Bruce Frank (photo credit: Jessica Griffin)