Friday, May 29, 2015

The best movie theaters in America are... not in Philly!

Flavorpill rounds up the top dozen cinema venues in the States, and while New York and Baltimore have several, Philadelphia is found sorely lacking.

The best movie theaters in America are… not in Philly!

If ever there was impetus to get the restoration of the landmark-in-limbo Boyd Theater back on track, it’s the photo of the Paramount Theater in Oakland, Calif., in Flavorpill’s roundup of the 12 best movie theaters in America. Can you imagine if there was a similarly splendid screen venue on Chestnut Street, a couple of blocks from Rittenhouse Square, that looked like this?!

Check out Flavorpill’s feature, compiled by Jason Bailey. And get jealous that we don’t have a Ziegfeld (New York) or a Senator (Baltimore) here.

And to get involved with saving the Boyd, click here.

Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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Steven Rea has been an Inquirer movie critic since 1992. He was born in London, raised in New York City, and has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Iowa City, Iowa. His column, "On Movies," appears Sundays in Arts & Entertainment, his reviews appear in the Weekend section on Fridays, and his blog, On Movies Online, can be found here. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics.

Steven Rea's previous blog posts can be found here. Read his most recent columns and reviews, here. He is the author of the book “Hollywood Rides a Bike,” and also curates the movie stars and bicycling photo blog, Rides A Bike.

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