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Boyd Theatre

Photo from the Richard LaManna collection.
1908 Chestnut St
Philadelphia PA 19103

Record #21338  
 Opened: December 25, 1928
 Closed: May 2, 2002
 Current Use:
Capacity: 2350 seats
Architect(s): Hoffman & Henon
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: SamEric, Cinerama
 Previously operated by: Stanley Warner Cinerama Corporation, Sameric Theatres, United Artists Theatres, Regal Entertainment Group

The auditorium was demolished in March 2015, but the lobby building was left standing.

An article in the December 17, 1971 Philadelphia Daily News reported details of a tour provided by Sameric president Sam Shapiro, noting they had recently removed the Cinerama screen to increase orchestra seating from 650 to 1150, for a total of 2200 seats.

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Photos from the Richard LaManna collection.

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Last featured 8/18/2002. Last edited 11/7/2023.

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