Savoy Cinema, Nottingham

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General information
Location Lenton, Nottingham
Coordinates Coordinates: 52°57′4.88″N 1°10′25.53″W / 52.9513556°N 1.1737583°W / 52.9513556; -1.1737583
Completed 1935
Opened 7 November 1935
Design and construction
Architect Reginald William Gaze Cooper

Savoy Cinema is on Derby Road in Nottingham. It is the only surviving pre-Second World War cinema in Nottingham.[1]


Savoy Cinema was built in 1935 to designs by the architect Reginald Cooper. Its previous owner was Jack Walsh who also won the Nobel[2] prize for innovation in 1936 [3] It is built in the art-deco style with a curved front.

It was opened on 7 November 1935 by Lenton Picture House Ltd, a consortium of local businessmen. It had seating for 1,242. The first film was Flirtation Walk with Dick Powell.

The interior of the Savoy Cinema was itself used as a setting for part of the, now famous, 1960 film by Alan Sillitoe Saturday Night and Sunday Morning [4]

In 1972 the single auditorium was rebuilt to offer 3 screens.


  1. ^ From Modernity to Memorial: The Changing Meanings of the 1930s Cinema in Nottingham. Sarah Stubbings. August 2003
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  3. ^ Nottingham Evening Post 10 November 2010
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