Savoy Cinema, Nottingham

Savoy Cinema is on Derby Road in Nottingham. It is the only surviving pre-Second World War cinema in Nottingham.[1]

Savoy Cinema Nottingham
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Savoy Cinema on Derby Road Nottingham
Alternative namesSavoy Cinema
General information
StatusOperating
TypeCinema
LocationLenton, Nottingham
Town or cityNottinghamshire
CoordinatesCoordinates: 52°57′4.88″N 1°10′25.53″W / 52.9513556°N 1.1737583°W / 52.9513556; -1.1737583
Construction started1930s
Completed1935
Opened7 November 1935
OwnerSavoy Cinemas
LandlordSavoy Cinemas
Design and construction
ArchitectReginald William Gaze Cooper
Other information
Parkingno
Website
Savoy Cinema

HistoryEdit

Savoy Cinema was built in 1935 to designs by the architect Reginald Cooper. It is built in the art-deco style with a curved front. It is owned by Savoy Cinemas.

It was opened on 7 November 1935 by Lenton Picture House Ltd, a consortium of local businessmen. It had seating for 1,242. The first film was Flirtation Walk with Dick Powell.

The interior of the Savoy Cinema was itself used as a setting for part of the, now famous, 1960 film by Alan Sillitoe Saturday Night and Sunday Morning [2]

In 1972 the single auditorium was rebuilt to offer three screens.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ From Modernity to Memorial: The Changing Meanings of the 1930s Cinema in Nottingham. Sarah Stubbings. August 2003
  2. ^ http://www.ciaranbrown.com/snasmlocations.html