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Boyd Theater

(1956-57 photo courtesy of Friends of the Boyd, Inc.)

Preservation Group Drops Appeal Of Demolition Of Interior Of Boyd Theater

The parties who were at odds recently over the future of the landmark Theater have had a meeting of the minds on trying to save original Art Deco artifacts on the inside.

04/04/2014

(credit: Steve Tawa/KYW)

Developer Gets OK to Gut Interior of Boyd Theater

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved a developer’s ‘hardship’ request to tear down most of the interior of the historic Boyd Theater, near 19th and Chestnut Streets, to redevelop it.

03/14/2014

(1956-57 photo courtesy of Friends of the Boyd, Inc.)

Committee Of Philadelphia Historical Commission Recommends Plan To Convert Boyd Theater

The committee voted 3-0 with two people abstaining to recommend that the full Historical Commission approve a developer’s plan to demolish a large portion of the interior to install an 8-screen movie theater and restaurant.

02/27/2014

(1956-57 photo courtesy of Friends of the Boyd, Inc.)

At 11th-Hour, Anonymous Donor Offers To Purchase Boyd Theater

An unnamed ‘charitable foundation’ has pledged a willingness to buy the historic Boyd Theater, with the intent of preserving the old movie palace.

02/21/2014

Artist Rendering of iPic Theater at the Boyd. (credit: iPic Entertainment)

Plan To Convert Boyd Theater Goes To Philadelphia Historical Commission Hearing

A Florida-based builder of high-end movie theaters will appear Tuesday at a Philadelphia Historical Commission hardship hearing to make its case for turning an old Art Deco movie palace on Chestnut Street into a high-end multi-screen theater.

01/27/2014

Artist Rendering of iPic Theater at the Boyd. (credit: iPic Entertainment)

Preservationists Go To Bat Again To Preserve Historic Boyd Theater

A movie theater company wants to restore the facade of the boarded-up Boyd Theater in Philadelphia to its original 1928 splendor – but demolish the interior – and install an 8-screen complex.

11/13/2013

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