52 N. Third Street,
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Previously operated by: Boyd Theater Circuit
Previous Names: Seville Theatre, New Boyd Theatre
The Seville Theatre opened on February 21, 1929, for vaudeville and movies. The first movie shown was “The Redskin” starring Richard Dix. The theatre was designed in a Spanish Atmospheric style by architects Benjamin Lackey and Joseph Hettel. It was known as the Boyd Theatre from 1933 (also for a time the New Boyd Theatre) when it was purchased by Boyd Enterprises, led by Alexander Boyd who had built Philadelphia’s Boyd Theatre.
It was purchased in January 1971 by Easton businessmen who wished to raze it for parking. More than 1,500 residents signed a petition hoping to retain the theatre for entertainment. However, after showing “The Ten Commandments” the theatre closed on May 24 1972 and it was razed.
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