Savoy Theatre

Kasarmikatu 46-48,
Helsinki 00099

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The Savoy Theatre was built in 1937 with 845 seats, and remained one of the premier cinemas of Helsinki for half a century. The opening film on 1st September 1937 was Gary Cooper in “Souls at Sea”. In 1964 it was converted into a Cinerama theatre screening “This Is Cinerama”, which was followed by “Windjammer”. “How the West Was Won was the third Cinerama film to be screened in the Savoy Theatre. It closed as a cinema in 1983.

In 1987, the 705-seat (511 on the orchestra level, 194 in the balcony) Savoy Theatre became a concert and live theater venue and is today operated by the Cultural Office.

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Kinoteknikko
Kinoteknikko on May 29, 2006 at 8:06 am

More about Savoy Cinema in
http://www.in70mm.com/news/2005/savoy/cinerama.htm

Best Wishes

Jukka Lankinen

hugovk
hugovk on October 4, 2009 at 11:21 am

Fixed Jukka’s link:
View link

And you can see the whole building here, the cinema doors are on the left.
http://www.korttelit.fi/rakennus.php/id/13

hugovk
hugovk on October 4, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Architects: Valter Jung and Bertel Jung
Firm: Jung & Jung

Rakennusvuosi/contruction year: 1937
Kaupunginosa:city neighbourhood: Kaartinkaupunki
Kortteli/block name: Lohi

Helsinki city blocks are named after animals and plants. Lohi is Finnish for Salmon.

Savoy is not part of a chain, it’s now a theatre and concert venue owned by the City of Helsinki.

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