Savoy Cinema

108 St. Patrick's Street,

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Savoy Cinema

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Opened on 11th May 1932 and the architects were Albert Walter Moore and Crabtree (of the architectural firm Moore & Crabtree). Similar to the Savoy Cinema in Limerick it has an Art Deco style exterior and an Atmospheric style interior. The cinema had a large restaurant and the auditorium was equipped with a Compton 3Manual/12Ranks theatre organ. The Savoy Cinema was closed on 1st February 1975 with “The Towering Inferno”.

It now houses the Savoy Shopping Centre and the Cork Dance Studio.

Contributed by Graeme McBain

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 23, 2004 at 8:57 am

Following the link above by lostmemory, it seems the upper parts of this former cinema is used mainly as a dance hall, with shops at ground level. When first opened the Savoy was equipped with a Compton theatre organ.

michaelhealy on June 26, 2005 at 6:34 pm

The lovely Compton organ was removed and is now installed at The University of Limerick, Ireland

Michael Healy, Melbourne, Australia

shaneffrench on December 3, 2007 at 6:23 am

you have it all messed up, Im from ireland, the savoy theatre is in cork, it was demolised and rebuilt as ciniplex including other stuff like shopping and a dance hall, when it was knocked the organ was then moved to limerick to the university concert hall

ghamilton on August 4, 2016 at 9:47 am

I passed theater last week. Clearly was a theater. Sad.

popcorn_pete on September 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The Savoy closed on 1 February 1975 with the Towering Inferno, with guests from the cast of Upstairs Downstairs in attendance for some reason.

popcorn_pete on September 10, 2016 at 6:11 pm

New photo added today of the mall.

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