ABC Enfield

Savoy Parade, Southbury Road,
Enfield, EN1 1RT

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 25, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Thanks Ken for the pictures and Kevin for the Story.Bet you caught a lot of HAMMER FILMS.Second best film export in England with 007 being first.I sure hope they keep making 007 movies.

KenRoe
KenRoe on October 25, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Vintage photographs of the Savoy Cinema, and its Wurlitzer organ:
http://www.ukwurlitzer.co.cc/1319.html

exciterlamp
exciterlamp on February 19, 2010 at 9:59 am

I saw my first ‘X’ film , “The Pit & the Pendulum”, at the Savoy. The minimum age in those days for an ‘X’ was 16 but, being tall for my age, I got in at 13. To make myself look more adult I went in smoking a cigarette! I can remember almost every detail of that visit, such was the experience. From then on I was hooked on horror films and still am, but there is nothing to compare with the thrill of getting in underage. I was never once challenged over my age, although on numerous occasions people, who I could see were older than me, were refused admission.

KenRoe
KenRoe on March 24, 2008 at 5:01 pm

A vintage photograph of the Savoy Cinema in 1937
View link

00michelle00
00michelle00 on August 18, 2007 at 2:17 pm

Kenroe – lovely to see your photo.

This was my local cinema for many years and I have so many great memories. I was there on the last night (LA Confidential) and I said on that night I would never go to that store when it was built (I never did although have long since moved). This building sparked my interest in cinema and it’s history. I remember the days when there would be queues outside – the multiplex in Lea Valley definitly had an impact on attendance, but there was always a loyal attendance.

KenRoe
KenRoe on May 18, 2006 at 5:37 am

A scan of a photograph I took in the summer 1994 when the building was operating as a 4-screen Cannon Cinema:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kencta/148770236/