Theatre

Boyd Theatre AKA Sam Eric

Cinerama film formats shown

3-strip and 70mm

3-strip dates

From 10/05/53 to 10/25/59. Cinerama removed and flat 70mm installed from 11/24/59. 3-strip restored 08/07/62 to 12/01/63 with single booth

70mm dates

From 12/19/63. Cinerama screen removed 1975

Screen curvature and size

76ft by 26ft

Address

19th at Chestnut

Comments

 

Current status

The interior is being gutted to make way for a multiplex

List of Cinerama films that played at the theatre from Cinema Treasures

THIS IS CINERAMA
Premiere: October 5, 1953 (Pennsylvania Premiere)
Engagement Duration: 72 weeks
CINERAMA HOLIDAY
Premiere: February 16, 1955
Duration: 63 weeks
SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Premiere: April 24, 1956
Duration: 68 weeks
SEARCH FOR PARADISE
Premiere: October 2, 1957 (Pennsylvania Premiere)
Duration: 21 weeks
WINDJAMMER
Premiere: October 27, 1958
Duration: 16 weeks
SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE
Premiere: February 1959
Duration: 35 weeks
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM
Premiere: August 8, 1962
Duration: 30 weeks
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
Premiere: March 7, 1963 (Pennsylvania Premiere)
Duration: 39 weeks
ITíS A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD
Premiere: December 19, 1963
Duration: 27 weeks
CIRCUS WORLD
Premiere: June 25, 1964 (Pennsylvania Premiere)
Duration: 9 weeks
THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
Premiere: March 1965
Duration: 20 weeks
THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL
Premiere: July 1965
Duration: 8 weeks
MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY
Premiere: September 1965 (Pennsylvania Premiere)
Duration: 4 weeks
BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Premiere: December 1965 (Pennsylvania Premiere)
Duration: 11 weeks

Below taken 9/13/53 from Temple University

 

 

Below from 10/05/53 Philadelphia Inquirer scanned by Michael Coate

Postcard

 

 

Photos below were taken by Ray Meyer. Click on the picture to super size it.

8/10/62



10/02/62

 

 

 

Below front of ticket flyer

Below back of ticket flyer

 

Below taken in 2007 from Rob Bender

Below taken in 2010 from flickr.com

Below taken in 2011 from After the Final Curtain