Savoy Electric Theatre

Sunderland Road,
Sunderland, SR5 2HY

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Savoy Electric Theatre

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Located at 38 The Green on Sunderland Road, in the Southwick district of Sunderland. The Savoy Electric Theatre was originally the Savoy Hall, and it opened as a cinema on 16th December 1912. It had a rear projection system, with the projection box located on the stage behind the screen. The proscenium was 22 feet wide. Alterations to the building were carried out in 1930, and it was at this time that a British Thompson Houston(BTH) sound system was installed.

Always independently operated, the Scala Electric Theatre was closed on 7th March 1959 with Gregory Peck in “The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit”.

It was converted into a bingo club, which in 2013 is operated by Top Ten Bingo.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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