Save The Boyd Rally Coverage

posted by Ross Melnick on May 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Yesterday’s rally to save the Boyd Theatre, recently named one of “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, received extensive coverage by the local press.

The rally was covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer; in an article and blog post in the Philadelphia Daily News: on Fox-29; on KYW (with photos of the rally); and by NBC 10.

Thanks to Howard Haas for the links!

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Comments (4)

HowardBHaas on May 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm

Friends of the Boyd appreciate the coverage and support of Cinema Treasures for our cause! Thank you.

HowardBHaas on May 24, 2008 at 6:55 pm

link to 5 minute History Channel video on 2008 list of America’s Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places, including the Boyd Theatre.

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TheaterBuff1 on May 25, 2008 at 3:08 am

I, and I’m sure others would as well, would like to see the full written transcript of the Fox29 news report on the Boyd that aired on the night of Thursday, May 22, 2008, while meantime let me, too, say thank you to Cinema Treasures for its steadfast coverage on this!

SchineHistorian on May 26, 2008 at 8:25 pm

This is it folks – it’s crunch time! There will never be a better time to take advantage of all the publicity and intense attention heaped on the Boyd. People all across the country now know that an exemplary Art Deco masterpiece is in peril. Live Nation and the City of Philadelphia need to hear us loud and clear. The BOYD is a national treasure, it is an important part of not only Philadelphia’s history but of the history of movie palaces in America. Respectful preservation and reuse as an entertainment venue is the only logical option!

Theatre Historical Society stands with Cinema Treasures alongside The Friends of the Boyd to move the Boyd from the Endangered List to the Success List!

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