Savoy Picture Theatre

310 Holderness Road,
Hull, HU9 2LH

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Savoy Picture Theatre

The Savoy Picture Theatre opened 29th October 1923. Screen, 37½ ft by 15½ ft. Proscenium width 40 ft. Stage 6 ft deep. Two dressing-rooms. Western Electric(WE) sound system.

13 people, many leaving the cinema after a film, were killed on 17th March 1945 when a German Heinkel 111 opened fire with machine guns as it flew across the City. In 2015 a Boyes store is on the site, with a plaque to the victims of the bombing.

The Savoy Picture Theatre was closed 10th July 1960.

Contributed by Harry Rigby
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