Savoy Cinema

Wakefield, WF2

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Savoy Cinema

Located in Lupset, to the west of Wakefield, Yorkshire. The 1,100-seat Savoy Cinema was opened prior to 1946. It had a 30 feet wide proscenium and was equipped with a British Thomson Houston(BTH) sound system. It was independently operated by Savoy Picture House (Huddersfield) Ltd, based in Leeds.

By 1963 it was listed with 500 seats, and had a café and dance hall attached. The proscenium was now 36 feet wide to accommodate CinemaScope. Operated since 1948 by District Cinemas Ltd. of Leeds. It had closed by 1966.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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