Rally at Boyd Theatre today

Photo / Rob Bender

One block from Rittenhouse Square, on Chestnut Street between 19th and 20th, there stands a remarkable building – The Boyd Theatre. Philadelphia’s last movie palace was called the Sam Eric when it closed in May, 2002.

At a sidewalk gathering at 4:15 Wednesday afternoon, show support for the restoration and reopening of the Boyd Theatre, hear a short report by Friends of the Boyd president Howard B. Haas on the status of Philadelphia’s sole surviving premiere movie palace, and “meet and greet” Theatre Historical Society of America (THSA) members in Philadelphia. THSA is the only organization in the U.S. which exclusively records, preserves and celebrates the rich architectural, cultural and social history of America’s theatres. The prestigious organization selected Philadelphia for their annual pilgrimage to historic theaters.

Posted by Friends of the Boyd

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