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    • Boyd Theater, 1956

Movie theaters strike back in downtown Philadelphia

In the first half of the 20th century, towering palaces to cinema were built in Center City Philadelphia. These massive buildings were ornately decorated with elaborate statues, gilded ceilings, and even orchestra…

    • 19th + Chestnut | Cecil Baker + Partners

Pearl presents new plans for 32-story tower at Boyd Theatre site

Pearl Properties has revised its plans for redeveloping the site of the Boyd Theatre, which was demolished this year after a long preservation battle. The developers’ original design—which was panned in…

    • The Philadelphia Demolition Commission | Illustration by Michael Bencik
Eyes on the Street

The Boyd's Demise and the Philadelphia Demolition Commission

As wrecking crews reduce Boyd Theatre's once-grand auditorium to rubble, Community Contributor Michael Bencik offers this rumination on the Boyd's demise and the layered failings of the city's historic preservation community…

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    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall

Pearl Properties plans demolition for Boyd Theatre auditorium

Demolition notices posted at 19th and Chestnut streets are a sign of development to come: Pearl Properties is moving forward with its plans to build a residential tower at the corner…

    • River Walk | 4224 Baltimore | Broad and Washington | W Hotel
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2015 Predictions: You call it

If you believe Back to the Future II, 2015 is the future. So let’s use our hoverboards to zip through the mists of a new year to make a few predictions.…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

iPic expects to move forward soon on renovation of the Boyd

Lease negotiations are under way with new owner Pearl Properties   The long-suffering Boyd Theater is still waiting for its facelift, but the plans for its renovation seem to be getting…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
    • Atlantic Building | by Steve Ives
    • Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Reckoning with the Boyd Theatre's final bow

It looks like curtains for the historic Boyd Theatre, the shuttered Art Deco movie palace at 19th and Chestnut, and its case brings up tough questions about the political and public…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall

Historical Commission rejects efforts to save Boyd

The Philadelphia Historical Commission approved a hardship application from the owners of the historic Boyd Theater on Chestnut Street on Friday, allowing developer Neal Rodin to demolish all but the facade…

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Eyes on the Street

March 10-14: Founding Philadelphia | Washington Avenue Study | Creative Neighborhood Redevelopment | Investing in People and Places | Historical Commission

This week brings talks about Philly history, creativity, and redevelopment; updates on a study of Washington Avenue; and a Historical Commission meeting considering the Boyd Theatre's fate.  LEARN: Building Philadelphia -…

    • Lower Schuylkill, Photo by Eyes on the Street
Eyes on the Street

February 28: SEPTA delays new payment system | Penn shares new master plan | Boyd Theater hardship update | Three $30,000 environmental grants | LGBT, low-income senior housing unveiled | Mapping crime, walks to school

Good morning, Eyes on the Street! We hope you're staying warm despite the severe temperature drop we experienced last night. Be glad you're not a stink bug. SEPTA pushed back…

    • Rally for the Boyd, December 10, 2013

Historical Commission committee accepts Boyd hardship application

The Historical Commission's Committee on Financial Hardship waded into the raw-nerved case of the Boyd Theatre's Future, Part II, Thursday.   In continuing a hearing that ran out the clock on…

    • The Boyd Theatre interior | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Anonymous donor offers to purchase Boyd Theatre

In a strange new plot twist in the saga of the Boyd Theatre, an anonymous donor has come forward offering to purchase the Boyd for $4.5 million, as Inga Saffron…

    • Schuylkill River south, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
    • iPic Boyd exterior

Complicated Boyd Theatre financial hardship hearing runs out of meeting minutes, will be continued

After hours of testimony from finance and construction experts explaining how they concluded that the hardship that would be incurred by the owners and operators of the Boyd Theatre in the…

    • Mount Moriah Cemetery, Photo by Philadelphia Photos
Eyes on the Street

January 27-31: Boyd Theatre Hearing | Casino Suitability Hearing | Revitalizing American Cities | Saving sites with economic development | Columbus Square update | Chinese New Year Midnight Parade

Still planning out your week? Here are some events you may want to pencil in.  PRESERVE: Boyd Theatre Hardship Hearing Tuesday, January 28, 9am. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. The Philadelphia…

    • Boyd Theatre interior, 2012 | Jeremy Marshall
Eyes on the Street

Hardship hearing for Boyd Theatre next week, consultants say reuse requires subsidy

Is there a financial hardship that prevents the reuse of the Boyd Theatre, Philadelphia’s last movie palace? That's the question that will be before the Philadelphia Historical Commission at a hearing…

    • The Philadelphia Police Department will someday leave the Roundhouse for a new headquarters in West Philly. 

Preservation news during the past year featured re-use, new leadership and historic battles

2013 Historic Preservation Review   It’s been an interesting year on the preservation front, with new challenges and new voices raised in defense of historic buildings. There was also renewed interest…

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