Ambler is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and is approximately 16 miles north of Philadelphia.
The borough was originally known as the Village of Wissahickon, named for the North Pennsylvania Railroad depot established there in the mid-1850s but was later renamed to Ambler in 1869 in honor of Mary Johnson Ambler.
Originally opened in 1928 as a Warner Brothers movie theater, the recently restored and renovated Ambler Theater is a non-profit, community owned movie theater that shows independent, art, and limited-distribution films. Founded in 1951, the Ambler Symphony Orchestra is another big attraction and performs several concerts per year under the musical direction of WRTI program director Jack Moore.
The Borough is a part of the Wissahickon School District. Temple University, whose main campus is in nearby urban Philadelphia, has a suburban campus in Ambler which offers an array of undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit programs. Nearby communities include Fort Washington, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Lafayette Hill, Flourtown, Erdenheim, and Chestnut Hill.
Ambler offers ample access to SEPTA public transportation and is an easy 45 minute drive to Center City, Philadelphia.