Savoy Cinema

105 Heaton Moor Road,
Heaton Moor, SK4 4HY

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Savoy Cinema

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The Savoy Cinema opened on 19th March 1923 with 814 seats, and is located in Heaton Moor, a district of Stockport, Cheshire. Designed in a Baroque style, the exterior is in red brick with white terracota dressings. In 1938, it was badly damaged by a fire, but was restored to its original appearance.

It was re-named New Savoy Cinema in 1970, following a renovation, and in 1992, it was taken over by the Apollo Cinemas group. In recent years it has been independently operated.

The Savoy Cinema is open nightly (except Monday) and has a matinee on Saturday and Sunday.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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geoffjc
geoffjc on November 20, 2012 at 5:03 am

Still open in late 2012 showing films in the traditional way ,from the “automaticket” and reasonable prices as you enter, a 450 seat auditorium, analogue sound, etc. Unfortunately on a weekend evening less than 10% of the seats were occupied when I visited and whether this refects local apathy or the film on offer, which was the poorest major studio release I’ve seen in ages, I’m not sure, but for a step back to cinema as it used to be, seek this one out while you still can, as it has been up for sale for several years.

Tinribs
Tinribs on March 8, 2013 at 3:09 am

I worked at the Savoy as aprojectionist.it had Westar Projectors on Western Electric universal base aand Peerless “Magnarcs” western electric “Mirrophnic” sound Later converted to Westrex Sound. The manager was J Edge.

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PattiR
PattiR on April 25, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I have Great memories of The Savoy in particular during the 1980’s and 1990’s. My Wonderful Grandmother Edna worked at the Savoy for Donkeys years, right in to her 80s. She too worked for Mr Edge(along with others during the years). Nan also previously worked at The Davenport which was just great, the Pantos were incredible.

My brother and me would help Nan at the cinema during our school holidays, which were always busy due to two shows a day. Comp tickets were a real treat for us. Does anybody remember the tale of the lady who spelt of Lavender near the projection room?

I also worked at the Savoy briefly as an Usherette(The Brown Polyester uniform with Gingham trim!!).

Memories of the Savoy are now even more prominent to my brother and me, as sadly we have just lost our beautiful nana Edna(April 2013).

If anybody knew Edna, it would be lovely to hear your(nice) stories.

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on June 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I have put on a Picture Showing the Major Refurbishment.. Done by Modernisation Ltd., the company headed By John Friese-Greene.. Grandson of William Friese-Green..

geoffjc
geoffjc on April 8, 2014 at 6:01 am

April 2014, 2D digital and much improved sound system.Another tiny audience on the day of my visit, and “For Sale” board still on the building.

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