Save the Boyd Rally Tomorrow

posted by Michael Zoldessy on December 9, 2013 at 7:59 am


PHILADELPHIA, PA — We’ve been covering the fight to save the Boyd Theatre and tomorrow you can make a difference. Friends of the Boyd will be holding a rally tomorrow at 11:30am outside the theatre to send a message that the Boyd should stay as is.

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(Thanks to Porcelain Doll for providing the photo.)

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Comments (3)

kingstonregalarts on December 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

I look forward to reading that iPic’s plans have been rejected. I suggest that anyone unsure about renovating such an old building go and have a look at Macy’s in downtown Philadelphia and see how Macy’s sympathy for the beautiful old Wanamaker Store and its magnificent organ have shaped their renovation of said premises. In restoring it as they have, they have reinvigorated a global icon. You have the opportunity to do something similar, if perhaps not quite so globally iconic (as beautiful as the Boyd is). The auditorium of the Boyd would make a wonderful multi-purpose performing arts venue with film showings filling the gaps between live events: a multiplex would lack any such flexibility (as well as destroying the heritage inherent in the building). I send my best wishes to my like-minded fellow campaigners across the Atlantic.

pjsomerville on December 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm

With a lot of community support / pressure, this can be done. Here is a success story nearby to us:

Keith on December 10, 2013 at 7:16 am

I hope they as least save the cool curtain.

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