Sameric/Boyd Theater Preservation Effort Continues

posted by Ross Melnick on January 9, 2003 at 6:18 pm

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Dick Pollman has written an extensive article on the fight, and the need, to save Philadelphia’s last remaining movie palace — the Sameric Theater in Center City.

The article features quotes from Steve Needleman, who recently restored and reopened the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles; Cinema Treasures' friend Howard Haas, who has led the fight to save the former movie palace; and Theatre Historical Society executive director, Richard Sklenar.

Read the Philadelphia Inquirer article
Visit the Save The Sameric website
Read “Ten Things Philadelphia Can Do To Improve”

Haas adds:

We are also pleased to inform you that yesterday we elected additional members to our Board of Directors:

(1) Adrian Fine, who works in Phila. for the National Trust for Historic Preservation
(2) state Representative Babette Josephs, who represents the area and who has been vocal on our behalf
(3) Michael Norris, External Affairs Director of the Arden Theater, who generously contributes his time as our Fundraiser
(4) Andrew Repasky McElhinney, Film Director. Andrew is planning our Benefit Screening on March 21 at the International House in Philadelphia of the silent film set in Philadelphia! “The Show-Off” which will have live music and a reception. Tickets will be reasonably priced. We will let you know further details soon, but MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Thanks to Howard Haas for the update!

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