Boyd Theater Becomes Victim

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The historic Boyd, one block off Rittenhouse Square on Chestnut Street, has always had a devoted fan base who wanted to see the Art Deco theater preserved and Hal Wheeler stepped in to fill that role.

After it closed in May 2002, the owner of the Boyd, Sameric Corp., filed for a demolition permit and challenged a historic designation for the theater.