Description

The Savoy Cinema, 1954 The Savoy is the oldest remaining cinema in the city centre. It was formally opened by President Cosgrave in November 1929 and could seat nearly 3,000 at that time. One of the biggest attractions ever screened there was Gone With the Wind which ran for eight weeks in 1942. The Savoy is now a six screen multiplex cinema.

The Savoy Cinema, 1954. From Purcell, D. (2007) Follow Me Down to Dublin. Ireland: Hodder Headline. p.45 (Image courtesy of G.A.Duncan)

The Savoy Cinema is mentioned by many of the interviewees.

Item Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photograph

About this item

Spatial Coverage

O'Connell Street Area

Subject

Cinemas

Provenance

11.30.1953

Date Added

05.09.2009

Citation

"The Savoy Cinema, 1954." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #216 (accessed September 22 2017, 10:35 am)