Savoy Theater

1211 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Previously operated by: Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.

Architects: William Harold Lee

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Lubin's Savoy Theater

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Savoy in the 1940s

The Savoy Theater opened 1908. It was remodelled with a yellow & blue tile façade in 1937 by architect William H. Lee, and at that time it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. According to April 19, 1952 Box Office magazine, the Savoy Theater was to close the following week to make way for a new Hannover shoe store. It was closed on April 24, 1952 with Bette Davis in “Phone Call From a Stranger” & Jane Russell in “The Outlaw”.

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RickB on January 28, 2005 at 6:41 am

This can be made Closed/Demolished—the north side of the 1200 block of Market Street was cleared by the early ‘90s to make way for a Marriott hotel as part of the Convention Center project.

kencmcintyre on September 16, 2006 at 3:18 pm

Here is a 1935 photo. The blurs are pedestrians:

This is a 1930 photo:

DavidZornig on January 2, 2020 at 10:27 pm

1948 photo added via Arnold Fusco.

RickB on January 3, 2020 at 4:54 pm

Last day for the Savoy was April 24, 1952, showing “Phone Call From a Stranger” and “The Outlaw.” The Savoy was operating as an all-night house by this time; Stanley Warner moved that policy across the street to the Palace the next day.

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