<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-PLKVN8" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

boyd theatre

boyd facade
City Life

This Drexel Grad Helped the Boyd Theater Get Its Glass Back

If you take a walk down Chestnut Street these days and look up when you get to the corner of 19th Street, you’ll notice that […]


A Restaurant Owned By a Bunch of Spanish Celebrities Is Opening in Rittenhouse

Tatel, the Madrid-based Spanish restaurant owned by a group of high-profile Spanish celebrities, is set to open in the former Boyd Theater next year.

Things to Do

Photo: This Is What Star Wars Hysteria Looked Like in Philly in 1983

Check this out. A shot from May 23, 1983 shows what looks like hundreds of Philadelphians lined up on Chestnut Street to see the opening […]

Boyd Theatre, Chestnut Square, Pearl Properties

Boyd Theatre Project: Will Cecil Baker’s Design Redo Make the Grade?

It looks as though the long, winding saga of the redevelopment of the Boyd Theatre could soon come to an end. Well, what’s left of […]


Commission Approves Plan for Commercial Building Next to the Boyd Theatre

The Historical Commission gave its collective thumbs up to the plans for a new commercial encompassing 1900-06 Chestnut Street, adjacent to the former Boyd Theatre. Although […]


Headlines: Boyd Site to Get TargetExpress; Tower Request Withdrawn

Target, Tarjey, whatever you call it — at least one is coming to Center City. According to the Inquirer’s Jacob Adelman, Target spokesperson Erika Winkels has […]


Headlines: Historical Commission to Weigh In on Beige-y Boyd Plans

UPDATE (June 12, 2:45 p.m.): Inga Saffron tweeted the outcome from the meeting of the Historical Commission, who apparently ruled on the retail part of the […]


Boyd Theatre Proposal Denied “as Presented” to Historical Commission Committee

Representatives for the redevelopment that is simply being called the Boyd Theatre project made their presentation to the Architectural Committee of the Historical Commission on […]


PHOTOS: A Look Inside the Boyd Theatre Post Demolition

Boyd Theatre, after. A 1920’s era movie palace from the inside out. #boydtheatre A photo posted by Meghan Baciu (@kodiax) on May 12, 2015 at […]


12-Story AQ Rittenhouse to Open Next Week With Jefferson Outpost, Charter School

Roughly 13 months after the project broke ground, AQ Rittenhouse will officially cut the ribbon and open its doors on Wednesday, May 13. The project […]


Coming to a (Boyd) Theater Near You: Apartments, Retail, or a Restaurant!

A photo posted by Leah Coonan (@leahcreation) on Mar 17, 2015 at 2:46pm PDT Since having demolition start on its auditorium last month, we bet […]


Demo Alert: You Can Now See Inside the Boyd Theatre

Demo has begun in earnest at the historic Boyd Theatre on the rear of the building on Sansom Street. Crews were on site Thursday afternoon […]

historic boyd theatre philadelphia

Preservation Wire: It Looks Like the Boyd Theatre’s Art Deco Lobby Will Stay

Last week, we put you on to some interesting notices on the 1900 block of Chestnut Street in what could be the next step towards a 26-story […]


Is Demo at the Boyd Theatre About to Take Place?

Are plans for the corner of 19th and Chestnut Street starting to take shape? A demolition permit hung on two of the buildings on site […]


Is Boyd Theatre Site the Key to Future Apartment Tower?

The site of the historic Boyd Theatre has been back in the news recently. Pearl Properies, who acquired the former movie palace at 1908 Chestnut […]