Savoy Cinema

294-296 Crumlin Road,
Belfast, BT14

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Architects: Thomas McLean

Styles: Art Deco

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Savoy Cinema

Located on the Crumlin Road at the corner of Tennent Street in North Belfast. The Savoy Cinema opened on 5th November 1934, with seating for 1,000 in the stalls and 250 in the balcony. It had a 25 feet wide proscenium.

Always independently operated, it was affectionately known as ‘The Cabbage’ by its patrons. The Savoy Cinema was closed in 1967. The building was converted into a car salesroom McGarrity’s Honda dealership, which had closed by 1997. The building lay empty and unused until July 2009, when it was demolished. The site was a vacant lot in May 2018.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 3, 2009 at 7:01 am

Photographed during demolition in July 2009:
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popcorn_pete on April 28, 2019 at 10:03 am

294-296 Crumlin Road, site vacant as of May 2018.

Biffaskin on July 2, 2023 at 4:14 am

Built for Savoy Picture House Ltd.

Biffaskin on July 20, 2023 at 4:24 am

W.J. Hogan operated this cinema under the Savoy Picture House Ltd. name, along with the Clonard and Popular cinemas.

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