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The Architectural Committee denied the plans primarily because they felt new construction plans weren’t specific enough. The full Historical Commission has since approved the owner’s proposal for the Boyd’s Chestnut St facade. Earlier new owner was going to preserve the facade, Grand Lobby, and Foyer but later decided to put a Loading Dock & other uses in the Foyer. Some issues (Sansom St redo for Loading Dock, the residential tower, and the design of the infill building between Boyd & 1900 Chestnut will return to Historical Commission. Friends of the Boyd invite all to visit our website & our Facebook page for updates. This week, we’ve been posting on Facebook photos of the beautiful Monel metal figures (designed by artist Alfred Tulk) that were in the auditorium & were retrieved by the owner.
story about gym opening
NO, the Target Express will be at 1900 Chestnut & the new building between the Boyd & 1900. The Boyd’s tenant has not been announced.
I just received a robocall about a community meeting re a church’s planned reuse of the Devon Theatre.
Inquirer article 2 days ago says late July 2015 opening expected
The RPX was & is aud 12. I saw the new Cinderella in it.
To ensure there’s no confusion, I am not “HowardB” Friends of the Boyd do invite all to visit & “like” our Facebook page and to also visit our website linked at top right.
Some was saved as per article about the tourist center moving into it http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/restored-regent-theatre-reopened-as-tourist-hub-20141111-11kfsi.html
The current feature, The Woman in Gold, like the prior feature, The Imitation Game, which ran for months, is not also at the AMC Sony Lincoln Center or on 42nd St (AMC Empire 25 or Regal E Walk). It is great the Paris can showcase a movie without it being everywhere else.
I saw tonight on TV this theater featured in a show called Strange Inheritance. Owner inherited the theater from her grandfather but to make the digital conversion & other repairs, went nonprofit.episode 17 http://www.strangeinheritance.com/episodeguide
Regal’s website has showtimes for what seem like 6 auditoriums. One strong possibility is that new lounge style chairs are replacing the regular luxury chairs in those auditoriums, because of great box office success at other theaters with that kind of seating. Another Philly area multiplex, the AMC Plymouth Meeting 12 also closed down 6 auditoriums at a time while replacing their seats.
article & auditorium photo http://www.delcotimes.com/arts-and-entertainment/20150203/dinner-a-movie-a-scrumptious-idea-at-painters-crossing
will be reopened in April as a Studio Movie Grill with 9 auditoriums, an eating area, and a bar with an American grill menu http://www.delcotimes.com/general-news/20150124/new-movie-theater-grill-okd-for-69th-street
Theater’s future explained here as it prepares to reopen-
Bertinphilly, I get you want to chat with others from that era, but not from then (child then),I learned from the weekend tuxedo reference & would be eager to hear about any movie premieres, stars, or anything about the moviegoing experience then. FYI, that’s primarily my Intro above. I also wrote the Intros for the Goldman & Regency. Any recollections about movies specific to those theaters would fit nicely on those pages. Thanks!
I saw that movie at the Uptown in Feb. 1994.
Last night’s ABC TV Agent Carter has scenes filmed in the Los Angeles Theatre, depicting it as a movie theater.
Main Line Times today profiles a restaurant reuse of the theater, which has further remodeled the façade. It says the restaurant is taking advantage of the tall ceilings inside the 5000 square foot space & dining on top of the marquee. http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2015/02/19/main_line_times/news/doc54e36f2555a67721111016.txt
Cleopatra was actually at the Stanley Theatre, which has its own page and was a beautiful prewar movie palace (according to historical accounts, as I wasn’t there).
I’m one of those reading these posts who has never been to this theater. I’d love to but it is a bit far from Philly. I appreciate that there are classics, and I enjoy readng the annoucements of the next new movie. Seeing the photos & hearing accounts makes it more than “special.” The Lafayette is an incredible “cinema treasure” and I’m pleased it remains open for people to enjoy movies in.
In 2013, I went from 70mm film festival at Seattle Cinerama to see a couple new 2k digital films which looked like crap compared to 70mm resolution, and notice Giles that crap is the more appropriate 4 letter word to publcly employ.
I saw Blade Runner in 1998 at the Uptown as part of Warner Bros 75th Anniv. 35mm, I believe the ‘91 directors cut. The movie had not impressed me on TV but it was awesome on the big screen.