Lessons from Detroit
The following message was sent to members of Friends of the Boyd in Philadelphia and is certainly worth posting here:
“(1) Yesterday’s Super Bowl featured a commercial from Chrysler set in Detroit. The commercial states that Detroit "has been to Hell and back.” The Big Finish of this commercial, which became the favorite Super Bowl commercial on Facebook, is the fabulous marquee and interior of one of Detroit’s restored movie palaces, the FOX Theatre. (See video above.)
Detroit can indeed boast that the US auto industry is rebounding. And, like almost every city in the US, Detroit can take pride in its restored movie palaces. When will Philadelphia join Detroit and the rest of the nation and restore and reopen our surviving movie palaces, the historic Boyd and Uptown theaters?
(2) For those of you new to our cause, here is a May 22, 2008 video (below). Fox TV News came out to a rally marking our inclusion by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Places.
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I’ve linked it on my own Facebook page with the below message, and hope you will too.
Please help Friends of the Boyd, www.FriendsOfTheBoyd.org increase their support to ensure the restoration and reopening of Philadelphia’s last surviving downtown movie palace!!!!!!!
Howard B. Haas