Savoy Theatre

508 S. McDowell Street,
Charlotte, NC 28204

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Previously operated by: Bijou Amusement Company

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Royal Theatre

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Savoy Theatre

The largest of Charlotte’s five former “Negroes Only” theatres, the Savoy Theatre opened in 1935 as the Royal Theatre and was home to films and live acts until 1963.

Contributed by Damien Farley

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ncmark on April 3, 2021 at 6:26 am

I’ve only uncovered 4 theaters from Charlotte’s segregated past. The Savoy and Lincoln were on the east side of town and the Grand and Ritz were on the west side. Each of those spots operated under different names at some point but I haven’t found any information on other cinemas for blacks.

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