Today’s Newsreel

posted by Patrick Crowley on August 15, 2003 at 6:07 am

Latest News From The Sameric
PHILADELPHIA, PA — Howard Haas, Chairman of Save the Boyd, writes:

Volunteers from the Friends of the Boyd visited the Sameric Boyd theater on August 7, 2003, and discovered, underneath two levels of recent upholstery, the original 1928 upholstery on one of the chairs in the balcony!

A spectacular find, the original upholstery is in an Art Deco pattern which was applauded in a 1929 trade magazine article about the Boyd. Photos of the 1928 chair and upholstery, along with other new photos (including art deco metalwork and glass), can be found on our website.

The Friends of the Boyd is the nonprofit organization working to save and restore Philadelphia’s last movie palace.

View the SaveTheSameric website
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Senator Tom Harkin To Visit Downtown Theater Success Story
ELKADER, IA — Read the Clayton County Register article

City Grants Pre-Demolition Permit to Empire Theatre Owner
KANSAS CITY, MO — Read the Kansas City Star article

Des Plaines Theatre Remains Under Threat
DES PLAINES, IL — Read the Des Plaines Times article
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(Thanks to Bryan Krefft for today’s Empire/Des Plaines updates!)

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