Savoy Theater

Union Street and Purchase Street,
New Bedford, MA 02740

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Previous Names: Sheedy''s Theater

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Savoy Theater

Savoy Theater was on the south side of Union Street just east of Purchase Street next to the Instituion for Savings Bank. The theater was in back of the buildings on the next street, the lobby extending north and south and the theater ran east and west.

The theater was built by Michael Sheedy of Fall River, it formerly was the William Coffin Stable. It opened in 1906. In March 1908 it was operated by W.H. Shine playing continuous performances. It was closed in 1919. The theater portion was torn down in 1924 and a new block was erected by Maynard B. Davis and Charles M. Carroll.

In 1950 Taber’s taxicab office was located in the entrance of the theater, the owner said the original tiling in the lobby was still in its place.

Contributed by Jay Avila

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Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 8, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Are there any photos that survive?

Ookamithewolf1 on March 19, 2024 at 11:02 pm

The Savoy is listed in the City Directories from 1906 through 1919, so it operated at least between these years.

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