Trocadero May Be Restored; Sameric Still Up In The Air

posted by Ross Melnick on November 15, 2002 at 6:18 am

PHILADELPHIA, PA — While plans for the Sameric are still on hold, the Goldenberg Group, which owns the Center City movie palace, is eyeing a joint operation of the Trocadero as a premiere arts venue.

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the 1870 theater is “on the National Registry of Historic Places and is the oldest Victorian theater still in operation.” It has been a venue for rock concerts since 1986.

Meanwhile, the Sameric/Boyd’s demolition permit expires next month with no movement one way or another in the works. The Goldenberg Group is still discussing ways to revamp and reopen the theater as “multi-purpose entertainment facility.”

The Friends of the Boyd is also working to preserve the former UA movie palace.

(Thanks to Howard Haas for the update!)

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