Savoy Theatre

211 W. Jefferson Street,
Louisville, KY 40202

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The Savoy Theatre is listed as operating prior to 1941 and into the 1950’s and beyond…

After it closed as a theatre it became a mixture of adult facilities. The Gay Nineties Club (not that kind of ‘Gay’, a Go Go lounge with Go Go dancers), a strip joint and a mini adult movie shop. The only exterior remnant of the theatre was the Savoy verticle sign.

The buildings have all been demolished and this is now the site of the Kentucky Arena.

Contributed by Chuck

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm

As the Grand Opera House, this theater is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. The seating was given as 1,600. The proscenium opening was 31 feet wide X 38 feet high, and the stage was 40 feet deep. Other theaters listed for Louisville were the Amphitheatre Auditorium (3,072 seats), Avenue Theatre (1,580 seats), Macauley’s Theatre (1,900 seats), and Temple Theatre (1,110 seats). The 1897 population of Louisville was 210,000).

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