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Savoy cinema, Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside

RIBA Ref No RIBA59738
Architect/DesignerGlen, William Riddell (1884-1950)
Artist/PhotographerMaltby, John (1910-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityBirkenhead
Subject Date1938
Image Date1938
ViewExterior
StyleArt Deco
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceMAL3339
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditJohn Maltby / RIBA Collections
SubjectTiles ; Brickwork ; Cinemas ; Cladding ; Entrances ; Canopies ; Lettering
NOTES: Built on the site of the Theatre Royal (1864-1921) and the Scala Cinema (1921-1937), this cinema was designed for Associated British Cinemas (ABC). It was renamed ABC in the early 1960s and closed in 1981. It was converted into a snooker hall and latterly has been used as a gym.
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