Savoy Theatre

3030 14th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20010

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Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on April 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

I have loaded two pictures. I must thank Ken Roe in solving the mystery of where they are of…. :o)

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on July 17, 2010 at 1:41 am

I think you are thinking of the Ambassador, which was called the Knickerbocker when the roof collapsed in 1922. Killed 98 people. Rebuilt and call the Ambassador after that.

MotherButter
MotherButter on February 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm

did the roof the Savoy Theater, Washington, DC collapse after a snow storm – in the earlier years of the theater?

jflundy
jflundy on August 28, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Here is a photo of the lobby of Crandall’s Savoy in 1920.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/4331?size=_original

jflundy
jflundy on August 5, 2008 at 6:29 pm

Thanks Lost Memory !

jflundy
jflundy on August 5, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Here is a photo of Crandall’s Theater at 9th & E. St. in N.W., Washington, D.C.
mentioned above not listed as such on CT, but may exist under another name:
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Note the adjacent Garden Theater in the photo, which I do not find listed on CT under that name but may be listed under a later name.

jflundy
jflundy on August 5, 2008 at 5:35 pm

AKA/ Crandall’s Savoy. There was an outdoor venue adjacent to this theater, known as the Savoy Garden/ Savoy Park, used for the brutal summer months in D.C.

Photo and history of the Savoy at this URL:

http://www.shorpy.com/node/4141?size=_original

As per “stanton_square”, the Washington Post is cited to the effect:
On April 30, 1916 the Savoy Theater, Washington’s largest motion picture house, was sold by the Savoy Theater company to Harry M. Crandall for a cash payment of $75,000, bringing the Crandall circuit to four theaters, the other three of which are Crandall’s at the southeast corner of Ninth and E streets northwest, the Apollo, and the Avenue Grand.

rlvjr
rlvjr on May 19, 2005 at 9:48 pm

The SAVOY was a startling success as a third-run double feature house during the bleak box office era of the 1950’s and 1960’s —– full almost every night of the week. They played films exactly one week after they played the nearby super-deluxe TIVOLI. The Tivoli charged 55c vs. the Savoy’s 40c circa 1950. The neighborhood was torched during the King Riots in 1968, and NO, I haven’t forgiven those who burned down the SAVOY —– or the neighborhood.