Boyd Theatre demolition begins

posted by Michael Zoldessy on March 19, 2014 at 7:45 am

PHILADELPHIA, PA — It didn’t take long for iPic to start working on the interior of the Boyd Theatre following the Philadelphia Historical Commission’s decision last week to grant them a demolition permit. Friends of the Boyd still hopes to appeal the decision but that hearing isn’t until April 1.


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Comments (9)

davepring on March 20, 2014 at 11:58 am

A dreadful decision for such an iconic cinema

markp on March 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

Why bother with an appeal. By the time its heard ipic would have 2 weeks to destroy the interior. And once its destroyed, theres no turning back.

John Bennaman.
John Bennaman. on March 21, 2014 at 6:54 pm

How sadly terrible, the Boyd Theatre was my favorite destination as a young lad I spent a lot of time at that Theatre I saw lots of great movies there with my girlfriend who is now my wife for 30 years now, its sad to see it go, the building may be demolished but the memories still remain in my life.

alps on March 23, 2014 at 8:07 pm

I had come to terms with the theater being torn down, but the lobby, too? I wonder what happens when the asinine trend of theater eateries fail. But too late, theater gone!

gd14lawn on March 24, 2014 at 12:18 am

I don’t know how they could claim there is no way for this theatre to operate profitably. There are houses this large in much smaller cities that operate at a profit.

What’s next for Philly, tearing down Independence Hall to build a Wal Mart?

paulnelson on June 20, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Yes theatres this large and old operate around the country still. Examples-The Paramount and the 5th Avenue and Moore and Neptune. All in Seattle. All are elaborate and old and used for live entertainment successfully.

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