The Fightin Phils have served as the Double-A affiliate for the Philadelphia Phillies since 1967, forging the longest-running affiliate partnership in baseball, not counting the ancient business relationship between groundskeepers and chalk purveyors. Many Phillies stars have matriculated through the Fightin Phils clubhouse and made contributions to the Phillies' World Series wins in 1980 and 2008. The Phils have also enjoyed their own share of sandlot glory, seizing Eastern League titles in 1968, 1973, 1995, and 2001.
Built in 1951, the team's stadium, FirstEnergy Stadium, serves as the oldest home field in the Eastern League. Along with a lineup of characters featuring a frog, dog, and bear, the Fightin Phils' mascots include a pair of live ostriches and the Crazy Hot Dog Vendor—a striped-vested madman astride his faithful ostrich Rodrigo, who runs around the infield as the Vendor throws souvenirs into the stands.
Visit Reverb for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Reading's Reading.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Unwind on a budget, and enjoy happy hour's low-cost beers and simple eats.
Reverb provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Dine with fellow dancing machines — the restaurant is stocked with a lively, open floor.
If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy.
Comfort is prioritized at Reverb, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
Reverb's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
Do you hear what I hear? Reverb serves the best cheap eats!
When you are ready to try a new restaurant for lunch or dinner, make your way over to Reverb for tasty American fare.
The Sovereign Performing Arts Center has been a part of Reading since 1870, and has played many roles in that time. Built as a market, with a Masonic Temple on the upper floors and a bird university on the roof, it soon became the Academy of Music. Then, in 1917, the Rajah Shriners purchased the facility and turned it into a venue for vaudeville, motion pictures, and live appearances, laying the foundation for its current incarnation. Decades later, the Berks County Convention Center Authority purchased the Rajah Theater and treated it to a $7 million renovation, including a new air-conditioning system and more comfortable seating.
When all you need is a night of sobs or laughs, Reading's The Santander Arena is there with theater for you.
What's a fine theater without fine dining to accompany it? Be sure to pick up a tasty meal when you visit their great restaurant.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this theater.
The noise at the theater can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
Drivers will be happy to know that The Santander Arena is located near many street and lot parking options.
Reading's Reading Movies Eleven IMAX is a great place to check out a new movie release and munch on your favorite snacks, such as butter-coated popcorn.
Be sure to visit the restaurant at this theater for a delicious meal.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this theater — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
The outdoors and a movie are a magical combination. Experience it yourself at Reading Movies Eleven IMAX's open air theater.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
You won't know where you time has went enjoying movies at Fox East Theatre in Reading.
No matter what you're hungry for, the menu at this theater promises the perfect dish for you.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this theater — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
As these facilities are becoming rarer and rarer, make sure you try Fox East Theatre's great drive-in movie theater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.