Savoy Cinema

1 High Street,
Uxbridge, UB8 1BP

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Previously operated by: Associated British Cinemas Ltd., Union Cinema Co. Ltd.

Firms: Williams & Cox

Styles: Neo-Georgian

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Savoy Cinema

The Savoy Cinema was opened on 3rd October 1921, with Doris Keane in "Romance" and Eddie Polo in "The Vanishing Dagger" (Episode 1). Built on the site of the old Town Hall at the junction of Vine Street and High Street, it was designed in a Georgian style by a Mr. Williams of the Covent Garden based architectural firm Williams & Cox.

Seating was provided for 666 in the stalls and 348 in the circle. It was taken over by the Union Cinemas chain in 1935, and in October 1937, they were taken over Associated British Cinemas(ABC).

ABC closed the Savoy Cinema on 18th June 1960 with Dirk Bogarde in "Doctor at Large" and Norman Wisdom in "Man of the Moment". It was converted into a Ladbroke’s Bingo Club, which was closed in 1982. The building was demolished in May 1983 and a branch of Royal Bank of Scotland was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 6, 2010 at 11:22 am

A set of vintage photographs of the Savoy Cinema:
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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on May 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Such sad photographs of a once delightful cinema.

I do hope some artifacts were retrieved from the building before the “let’s-smash-it-down” team had their brief moment of glory!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Simon the only way that happened if someone did like i did when NATIONAL HILLS was going dark,was slip in and load my pick-up with items I wanted.One time a cop drove by didn’t even ask what i was doing.Did the same thing at Columbia Square Cinemas or Columbia 1 and 2 theatres as i knew it.

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