Friends of the Boyd

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Citation


Whereas, The House of Representatives of Pennsylvania is always pleased
to recognize those theaters which, through adherence to the highest standards
of service, contribute in a meaningful way toward the well-being of their
communities; and

Whereas, The Boyd Theatre is being honored on May 6, 2004, by the Philadelphia
Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the worthy recipient
of the 2004 AIA Philadelphia Landmark Building Award; and

Whereas, In 1928, the Boyd Theatre Opened as Center City Philadelphia’s
only art deco movie palace. It hosted numerous premieres, including the world
premiere of Philadelphia. The Boyd Theatre is recognized for its exquisite Art
Deco interior and for symbolizing the plight of historic urban motion picture
palaces in Philadelphia and throughout the country.

Note therefore, the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania congratulates the Boyd Theatre on the prestigious honor
bestowed upon it; commends the theater for its many outstanding contributions
to the community;

And directs that a copy of this citation, sponsored by the Honorable Babette
Josephs on March 29, 2004, be transmitted to the Boyd Theatre, 1908-1910 Chestnut,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2003.

Babette Josephs, Sponsor

John M. Perzel, Speaker of the House

Ted Mazia, Chief Clerk of the House