Savoy Theatrette

636 Hay Street,
Perth, WA 6000

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The Savoy Theatrette sign

Located in the basement of the Heritage listed Savoy Hotel, which was built in 1912. The space was originally a billiard hall, and was converted into the Savoy Theatrette which opened 23rd December 1955. It operated as a newsreel theatre, also screening short subjects and cartoons, in one hour long programmes.

Due to the arrival of television, the Savoy Theatrette went over to screening full length feature films from mid-1959. In 1975, the programming policy changed to R-Rated adult films. It was closed in 1991.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on June 25, 2009 at 4:59 am

The Savoy can be seen adjacent to the former Plaza Theatre in this June 2009 photograph:

davidcoppock on May 31, 2015 at 1:21 am

The inside of the Savoy Theatre is still there,accessible from the door at the back(fire exit?),only the front door(and staircase?)are gone!

davidcoppock on July 7, 2015 at 11:43 pm

The Savoy Theatrette opened on 23/12/1955,and closed in 1991 and the equipment moved to the Club X cinema in Barrack Street.

davidcoppock on October 1, 2017 at 1:05 am

I think the Savoy Hotel and Theatrette may have been heritage listed(date unknown?)?

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