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Savoy Theatre

2004 Photo from the Ken Roe collection.
18-24 Katoomba Street
Katoomba NSW

Record #391  
 Opened: 1936
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Restaurant
Capacity: 992 seats
Architect(s): Crick & Furse
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Kings Theatre, Palais de Dance, Trocodero Theatre

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

Originally opened as the Kings Theatre for live shows in the pre-1920s, it had become a Palais de Dance by 1925 and was used for both dancing and roller skating by 1930. It closed in 1930 and became a shop and warehouse.

In 1936, architects Crick & Furse re-modelled the building into an art deco style cinema and it opened as the Savoy. The former billiard hall in the basement became a boys club, but in 1943 it was converted into a 500 seat theatre named the Trocodero Theatre. The Savoy closed in the early 1960s, re-opened again and then finally closed in the late 1960's/early 1970s. A fire extensively damaged the auditorium in June 1982. Today a restaurant occupies the front entrance foyer and the balcony foyer areas.

 Photos remain the property of the Member and may not be reproduced without the written consent of the Member.

February 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.

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