Savoy Cinema, Cork

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Title

Savoy Cinema, Cork

Subject

Cork Film Festival, International Film Festival, Savoy Cinema

Description

This is a black and white photo of the Savoy Cinema on Patrick Street in Cork, advertising the 1956 festival. Flags adorn the building in a night-time scene and crowds are gathered outside. Posters include signs for World Premiere - tonight at 8pm; Anna Neagle, Sylvia Syms; and the film My Teenage Daughter (Herbert Wilcox, 1956).

The Savoy cinema was opened by the then Lord Mayor of Cork, Frank J Wallace, in May 1932. With almost 2,000 seats it was the largest cinema in the country at the time. It had an elaborate art-deco exterior and hosted the festival from its beginning in 1956. The last feature film screened at the Savoy was The Towering Inferno (John Guillermin, 1974) on Saturday 1st February 1975. Hosted by Cork Film International it was a Gala Premiere and a special programme was compiled, printed and presented to Cork Film International by the London Friends of Cork.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, RW Hammond

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1956

Contributor

RW Hammond

Rights

©RW Hammond. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Relation

You can see an image of the Gala Premiere programme cover for the screening of The Towering Inferno in the Programme Collection.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1956
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

215 x 165mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, RW Hammond, “Savoy Cinema, Cork ,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/1.