Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Movie Palace Renovation

The Philadelphia Inquirer's architecture critic, Inga Saffron, gives news that the Uptown Theater in North Philadelphia is receiving a renovation. It's thrilling because so much of the city's movie palace history has been destroyed and the remaining buildings lie in languish. Center City's Boyd Theater remains in limbo.

I started researching the exhibition history of the city from the classical studio period. There were upwards of 250 movie theaters in the city limits during the studios' heyday. Though unfinished, you can see my map of these at my regular blog.

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