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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 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 […]


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 […]


Morning Headlines: Preservationist Howard Haas On the Boyd Theatre Verdict

For a split second there it seemed as if the Boyd Theatre would get its happy ending, last minute hero and all. But to the […]

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Boyd Theater’s Fate May (Finally! Really!) Be Decided Today

Today’s the day we’ll found out whether that last-second donor really will be able to preserve Center City’s Boyd Theater in something like it’s original […]


Partial Boyd Demo Recommended By Committee

The latest from Inga Saffron’s live tweeting of the hardship committee hearing on the Boyd Theater: Philly committee recommends demo of Boyd theater, last golden […]

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Breaking: Caped Preservation Crusader Offers to Buy the Boyd

Inga Saffron reports that “an anonymous donor has come forward and offered to purchase the theater on behalf of a preservation-minded non-profit.” The Boyd Theatre, […]


Center City’s Next Hot Blocks?

It’s been a long time since anyone has called Chestnut Street hot. But the span from 19th Street to 22nd Street on Chestnut is poised […]


Morning Headlines: 84 Percent Endorse iPic’s Plan for the Boyd

Yesterday, Philly mag conducted a poll that asked the question: “Is it time to tear down the Boyd?” A startling 84 percent of respondents said, “Yes, […]


Is It Time to Tear Down the Boyd Theater?

This is the old Boyd Theater on the 1900 block of Chestnut Street. The once-glorious Art Deco movie theater has been dormant since 2002 and […]


Morning Headlines: Consultants Say Boyd Redevelopment Is Too Pricey

The new owners of the Boyd Theatre will present development plans before the Philadelphia Historical Commission on Tuesday, January 28th. According to PlanPhilly’s Ashley Hahn, […]