Savoy Cinematograph Hall

Raby Street,
Manchester, M16 7JQ

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Previous Names: Darncombe Kinema, Darncombe Picture Palace

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Located on Darncombe Street at the corner of Raby Street - said to be Moss Side’s first cinema. The Darncombe Kinema was opened in 1910 and was operated by Harold E. Buxton & Fred Hargreaves. Listed in Kelly’s Street Directory for 1920 with proprietor Walter Griffin. He was still operating the Darncombe Picture House in 1927, and by 1928 he had re-named it Savoy Cinematograph Hall. It was still open in 1929 but had closed by 1934. It became a Salvation Army Citadel. It was demolished in the early-1970’s.

Picture in the Manchester City Council Local Image collection from 1967 (m09186) when it was being used by the Salvation Army.

Contributed by David Prakel

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MappMan on October 7, 2021 at 10:49 am

Opened as the Darncombe Kinema in 1910 by Harold E Buxton and Fred Hargeaves.

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