Savoy Theatre

172 Russell Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Previous Names: Temperance Hall, Imperial Theatre

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Savoy Theatre

The Temperance Hall was opened in 1872. It was converted into the Imperial Theatre in 1934. Seating was provided is stalls and circle levels. It had a 17ft deep stage. In 1939 it was re-named Savoy Theatre and began screening ‘Continental’ films with English sub-titles.

The Savoy Theatre was closed and demolished in 1963. A multi-storey car park was built on the site which also contained the Lido Theatre (later re-named Red Garter Theatre and Total Theatre).

Contributed by Ken Roe
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