Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of 80 George Street, Portman Square, London, who designed the Savoy Cinema and Restaurant, O'Connell Street, Dublin, in 1928.(1) Frederick Charles Mitchell, who became a licentiate of the RIBA in 1925 and was later in partnership with Robert Stanley Batstone, designed at least two cinemas in England.



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(1) Architect & Building News 120, 6 Jul 1928, 27; the building is described simply as 'cinema, restaurant, etc., in O'Connell Street' but a comparison of the lists of picture theatres in Thom's directories for 1928 and 1930 suggests that the Savoy is the cinema in question.


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 019 (SAVOY CINEMA)
Date: 1928-29
Nature: Tender for building cinema, restaurant, &c. placed with Meagher & Hayes, Drinan Street, Cork. To cost £80,000. Opened Nov 1929. 'Venetian' interior designed and executed by W.E. Greenwood.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0500 (includes drawings); also in IAA, drawing by Mitchell, 2011/153; Architect & Building News 120, 6 Jul 1928, 27; Silver Jubilee Souvenir Programme 1924-1954;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 214.