SAVOY  1268 Thomas  .  121 Fourth St.  .  49 Main St.  .  1320 S. Lauderdale

Opened "1939" .  Closed "1959"  .  Seats 590

Listed in the 1939 - 1958 Memphis Directories.  This SAVOY
was owned by Chalmers Cullens and featured live music and acts as well as movies.  This was during segregation and this theatre was for "colored".. 

The Savoy on Thomas was actually the 4th Savoy in Memphis The first was at 121 S. Fourth (1910-1915).  The 2nd was at 49 Main (1920-21).  This Savoy took over the Majestic Theatre Building and booked important Silent movies and vaudeville acts for two years.  The 3rd Savoy was at 1320 S. Lauderdale (1928).  This is the same address as the old Royal Theatre.

Location on Thomas - today.



1268 Thomas . today

121 S. Fourth St. - today.

49 Main St.

49 Main - today

1320 S. Lauderdale


1919-20 ads for the SAVOY at 49 Main Street   >>



Julie Best Erwin:   "The Savoy featured live music as well as movies" - Grand-daughter of Chalmers Cullens





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