The Boyd Makes History

Philadelphia’s shuttered Boyd Theatre has been granted historical status, which will keep the noted venue safe from a potential wrecking ball.

The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted August 15 to add the 2,350-capacity, Art Deco movie theatre to a city register that protects the venue from demolition or alteration.

The move came after current owner Live Nation dropped its plan to turn the building into a concert venue and decided to sell it.