Boyd Theatre renovation

posted by Michael Zoldessy on September 8, 2006 at 12:51 pm

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Renovations are underway for the Boyd Theatre to reopen in 2007. Cinematical has just published an interview with Howard Haas of Friends of the Boyd.

It’s been a small-but-persistent little news story in Philadelphia over the past several years: The last remaining old-school, ultra-cool, Art Deco movie palace in the city was in serious danger of being destroyed, thus removing any reminder of Golden Age cinematic history from The City of Brotherly Love.

How could this happen? How could one of the oldest, largest and most unquestionably awesome cities in the nation be stripped of its last remaining movie palace?

Well, it came pretty darn close to Wrecking Ball Central, but thanks in large part to the efforts of one local attorney, the beautiful Boyd Theater is now enjoying a long-overdue facelift.

For the rest of this story as well as the interview, please visit Cinematical.

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Comments (3)

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on September 8, 2006 at 9:46 pm

Good news! This is a fine house. The location seems a little odd though…on a seemingly small side-street.

HowardBHaas on September 9, 2006 at 1:18 am

Chestnut Street is not muli-laned Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, but it has long been one of Philadelphia’s main streets (along with Market Street, and Broad Street). Philadelphians don’t consider it a small side street, at all. There will be adequate parking nearby, and mass transit connections are great.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on September 9, 2006 at 9:06 pm

I guess it simply seems like a side-street by Chicago standards.

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