Boyd Theatre restoration photos! (before work ceased)
posted by HowardBHaas on August 12, 2008 at 10:05 am
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Before preliminary renovations ceased, Clear Channel and successor owner Live Nation beautifully restored a section of the auditorium of the historic Boyd Theatre.
This work was done after a Paint Study was done to determine the original 1928 Art Deco design. These photos depict some of the work that was designed to restore the Boyd Theatre to its original Art Deco splendor. Fully restored, the Boyd would be one of the most dazzling theaters in the US.
Friends of the Boyd continue to volunteer to get the project back on track, with a new owner and restoration funding.
(Photo courtesy of Rob Bender of Friends of the Boyd.)
Today’s (August 13, 2008) Editorial of Philadelphia Inquirer
Good for you Howard along with Philidelphia. I think you need to spread those photos of what the theatre would like restored to as wide of audience as you can. The theatre restored will dazzle those attending.brucec
Why was Live Nation unable to continue this work?
Live Nation was spun off as a new company of theaters from Clear Channel. Clear Channel intended the Boyd to primarily be a Touring Broadway musical house. However, Live Nation decided to refocus on concerts. Also, Clear Channel especially liked to have real estate assets. So, now the Boyd is for sale….