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Ok, I will be more optimistic. The Royal down on South Street has been closed after “A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die” played there in the late 60’s. I don’t believe the neighbors want a theater over there. I believed that we lost a good thing when they kept the Ritz from being built on 19th and Walnut. I admire what Friends of the Boyd are doing. This was the second Center City theater I attended back in 1967, first being the Stanton. I had always been a special place for me. My last memories of it was sad, dying cinema. I will look forward to the day I can walk through it’s doors again.
This going on 10 years since this theatre has been closed. How much longer can this stand? I hate seeing the tagging and other damage to this building. Soon the homeless will get in there and start setting fires, then it will become an eyesore, think Shibe Park/ Connie Mack St.
I love to attend this theater in the afternoons. Recently, since in the daytime there are no ticket takers, there has been a problem with homeless people sneeking into this theater.
It’s amazing how porn ruled Market Street and surroundind areas during the 70’s and 80’s. Adult Art, would show movie, stop in the middle for a stripper to come out to perform, resume the movie after. Five adult peepshows are left.
For years this theater had an ad in the Philadelphia Daily News, in the sports section. WHAT’S UP WITH THAT????
The Boyd Theatre’s 82nd birthday is Saturday. Another year being unused. Shame. This could the city’s Tower Theater, if it wasn’t for the taxes, thank you Ed Rendell.
I saw this theatre when I was in Rome. Something out of Cinema Paradiso.
The Sound of Music is coming to the Ziegfeld in time for Christmas. Are there any more classics on the horizon?
Yes all digital because, the lost footage was in 16mm.
I wonder how the Roxy will fare when all films will only be availible on digital format? I hope they will work this out, I’d hate to lose this theatre.
Too bad, I was going to see this Saturday after Chiller Theatre in North Jersey I made plans,sh**!
Info on Metropolis, I missed this at the Ziegfeld eight years ago, this maybe my last chance to see it there, is this still going to happen?
Is this still going to happen?
Crazy Bob, I was just trying to figure out, what did the projectionist at the Trans lux, being a black man had to do with anything?
I wanted to tour this theatre next week. A call to the number lister said there are no more tours. Say it isn’t so, urgh!!!!!!!!
I believe it is time for Landmark to put more money into this theater. The theater is 34 years old. Broken steats that don’t face the screen, projection could be better new digital should come, sight lines should be improved. We have better art cinemas than they do in New York.
After a rocky start, The Rave will come into it’s own. Maybe they will convert the resturant into an IMAX theater. I was impressed with the management on my 7/9/10 visit. At a screening of Preditors, a creatinous patron became unbearable, loud solo talking at the screen. He was “escourted” out by management. The bathrooms are now well stocked with papergoods and consessions are sold at a resonable price. The problem I have with this theater is one I have all multiplexes, continuious sneeking into auditoriums, this is disturbing, and recks the flow of the cinema experience along with the blue lights from cell phones.
I saw John Woo’s “BOILING POINT” there, I noticed a small guy walking down the asile, he turned and looked at me, it was Spike Lee.
At least they lowered the price of concessions. Are you listening, REGAL?
May 21, 1980. I was standing in line at the Sam Eric, waiting to see “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK”. Ths would be the last time I would get to sit in the balcony. In February 1997, I stood on line to see “THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK the special edition”. It’s third and final release at the Sam Eric, 1982 reissue the second. At the Loews Cherry Hill, always go on a weekday (!), is passing off a movie screen to me the size on the Sam Eric, as IMAX. I wonder how the theater would fare today with all this digital tech, picture and sound. It may sound terrible, but I am so spoiled by my Blu ray, I love digital. I went to the Film Forum in New York to see, BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK, a newly stuck 35mm print. In the back of my mind I was thinking how good the blu ray will look.
I was there the last day it was open. A triple feature of Horror films. After the new sensation, Night of the Living Dead, a gang fight broke out. The last movie theater on Lancaster Ave was closed for good. Psycho, Jason and the argonaughts, Planet of the Apes, From Russia with Love and Thunderball. Bonnie and Clyde all seen on that giant screen.
This is not cinemagic3, but Eric 3 on the Campus up the street.
Ken mc, the block is GREAT!!!!! Outside of the Roxy, which is still a swell experience, there is a cool record/cd store, Fat Jacks comic crypt, a theater (plays)a top notch comedy club where the greats perform Paul Mooney Robert Kline, and a lot of first class resturants. Fell free to come and visit.
World cinema has a very short shelf life here. But, they do have the opera. After three years, this theater did not turn into the nightmare I thought it would. I perfer seeing art films at the Phila. Ritz instead of New York. IFC Center: except for main theater(Waverly)The others are small, boxy, bad projection. Lincoln Plaza: crowed theater no butter for popcorn. Angelika: tunnel cinemas subway train noise. Sunshine: good theater. Ritz Five needs works but Ritz at the Bourse and Ritz East are better art house cinemas than anything in New York.
I saw “Once Upon a Time In The West”, the very night Charles Bronson died, spooky. As with the other poster, the print quality could be better. Still, I love this place.