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Jack_K: I also worked at the Midtown from January 1969 to November 1970. Saw Oliver there for ten months. Norman Gordon was manager, and assistant manager was Bob Beck. It was a wonderful theatre before it was twinned.
To rip off Jon:
If Brooklyn can do it for the Kings, why can’t Philadelphia save the Boyd!!!!!!!!!!!
Would love to see “Mary Poppins” on the big screen again.
I remember going to see Mary Poppins at the Midtown in Philadelphia, not knowing four years later, I would work there. Saw Oliver! for ten months.
A Round of Applause to the Friends of the Boyd.
Hip Hip Horray. Hip Hip Horray.
Living in Philly, it is a shame what the City Leadership did (Nothing). A beautiful theatre is now destroyed. Loved going to the Boyd, especially when they had a Cinerama Screen. It is amazing that other cities can restore old movie theatres, while Philly destroys them.
I can not believe the City is NOT supporting The Friends of the Boyd. It is a shame what they are doing to this movie palace. If other cities can restore their former movie palaces why can’t Philadelphia do the same. I worked a usher from 1969-1972 and visited this theatre a lot doing that time. A Beautiful place.
Breaktime: I remember those OJ cartons, I sold them also when I worked a the Midtown from 1969 to 1970. Saw the movie “OLIVER!” for ten months.
Howard: we need to find an “Angel” in getting the Boyd restored to it’s former glory. This would have been the place to show “The Master”.
You have the Philadelphia Boyd Theatre highlighted in the article instead of Bethlehem Boyd Theatre.
I saw Bette Midler back in 1974 or 1975 with her “Clams on a Half Shell” Show. A nice place for stage shows.
Great Article and Pictures, since I worked at various center-city theaters back in the late 60’s and early 70’s, it was a pleasure seeing those theaters. Worked at the Midtown, Milgram and Stage Door Cinema.
Spent a few weeks in Wildwood in the 60’s with my Grandmother and my two brothers, I remember seeing “My Fair Lady” and “Thourghly Modern Mille”. A very beautiful theatre. You don’t see theatres like this anymore.
Great Photo of “Catch 22”. I worked as a usher there back in late 1968 to Fall of 1970. Anybody out there know what happpened to the managers – Norman Gordon and Bob Beck. Charlie Woods was there as a fill in for the managers on their days off.
Just like norelco, I have fond memeroies of Wildwwood as a kid in the sixties. Wishing you Best of Luck. I don’t seem to remember the Sea Theatre.
TO: John Benson and Barry Goodkin: I worked as a usher at the Midtown in the late 60’s. Saw Oliver for ten months. When I started I was only 14 years old (had to be 16 to work), and when Mr. Gordon found out, he decided to keep me instead of firing me. I appreciated his kindness and knowledge of the movie business. The best theatre manager that I had the pleasure to work with. I spent my high school years 1968-1972, working at the Midtown (filled in at the Goldman and Randolph when they were short of ushers), also at the Milgram and Stage Door Cinema.