Savoia Theatre

1709 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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dallasmovietheaters on February 20, 2022 at 6:54 pm

The Savoia opened on June 9, 1937 with a full house for “Mountain Justice.” The name was suggested by George L. Smiley who won $100 from Warner Bros. Circuit for naming the new-build venue at 1705-1709 S. Broad Street. Construction had started in October of 1936 and featured great quantities of stainless steel to represent the latest and greatest in movie theaters. The Savoia closed at the expiry of a 30-year lease on August 3, 1967 with a double-feature of “Blow-Up” and “Chuka.”

Mikeoaklandpark on November 2, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I was only 7 when it closed, but I do know that on weekends they showed Italian double features because at the time it was a predominantly Italian neighborhood. After it closed it became a social security office then a office supply store in the early 80’s Funny I had a dream about this theater the other night. If I remember correctly the name Savoia hung above the marquee vertical and curved.

TheALAN on November 2, 2014 at 11:56 am

The Savoia Theatre survived for 28 years yet no one can share anything about it? No comments at all? Unbelivable!

TheALAN on November 2, 2014 at 11:35 am

“Mountain Music” is a 1939 b&w comedy/musical film directed by Robert Florey (1900-1979). Distributed by Paranount Pictures, it stars Bob Burns (1890-1956) and Martha Raye(1916-1994).