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Friends of the Boyd

(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

(Protesters took advantage of the former Boyd Theatre's massive marquee on a snowy December day to stage their demonstration opposing the historic site's demolition.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

No Action Taken After Hours of Testimony on Preservation of Center City Movie Palace

A committee of the Philadelphia Historical Commission heard four hours of testimony but ran out of time before deciding whether to make an advisory, non-binding recommendation to the full commission.

01/28/2014

(Protesters took advantage of the former Boyd Theatre's massive marquee on a snowy December day to stage their demonstration opposing the historic site's demolition.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Development Plan For Historic Center City Movie House Divides Neighbors

Opponents of the plan, chanting “Save the Boyd,” braved the snow to rally around saving the entire theatre rather than just the façade.

12/10/2013