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Savoy Theatre- Campaign To Reopen

  • 28-10-2003 11:57am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭


    THE THRILLS JAZZY JEFF

    CHRISTY MOORE THE STUNNING

    GOMEZ DIVINE COMEDY RUN DMC

    SHANE MCGOWAN DAVID KITT RUBYHORSE

    SUN RA ORCHESTRA JIMMY SOMMERVILLE

    LEE SCRATCH PERRY TREVOR NELSON

    PAUL OAKENFOLD MERCURY REV

    WHEATUS PAUL OAKENFOLD ASLAN

    MASTERS AT WORK FRANK & WALTERS

    KERRI CHANDLER JOSH WINK JAM JUNIOR


    Add 78 other live acts and 400 club nights and the link between them is that
    they have all played in the Savoy Theatre over the last 3 years.

    If you would like to support the campaign to reopen the Savoy Theatre please

    Text "REOPEN" followed by your name to 51500 (Standard text Rate)
    Or
    Send an email of support to [email protected]


    REMEMBER that this is the only medium sized venue in the city and that these
    club and live acts would probably not have come to the city without it.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭parasite


    just heard on the news that it's reopening in 10 days :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭comet


    The Echo had it front page news yesterday that they should be reopening soon............apparently they thought they had a theatre licence for serving drink but it was only a nightclub license, something like that.
    It would be a shame to see it close because as a concert venue i think its as good as anywhere I've been, Dublin included.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,025 ✭✭✭yellum


    I read they got closed because of complaints by Quills and the other shops that bands were warming up too early and disturbing shoppers as well as people queuing on the street blocking access to Quills.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭comet


    Bad news on the Savoy front, apparently they got that new Theatre Licence and were supposed to reopen last weekend with Jazzy Jeff, but they have failed to get a Liquor Licence. Looks like it won't be reopening at all now according to the Echo, apparently there is no means to appeal the Liquor Licence decision. 45 people loose their jobs and Cork loses its best live music venue (and it doesn't have many).


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,025 ✭✭✭yellum


    Bye by Savoy. It was a really good venue. What a big pity.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 630 ✭✭✭LastIrishMonkey


    do ye now why it closed down, well a buddie that works in there said they used be about 100 peeps stay after the club closed and drink on till about 4 or 5 but the gardes were told of this and raided em and the lost there lience and the same management cant open a pub or club again in ireland i think thats what he told meh.:eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 653 ✭✭✭DukeDredd


    Good riddance i say - might cut down on the amount of scumbags on Pana like the ones that attacked a mate of mine at the ATM near the Moderne clothes shop.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,483 ✭✭✭✭daveirl


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,025 ✭✭✭yellum


    Savoy attracted a good breed of patron. The real scumbags would never get in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,838 ✭✭✭✭Stark


    Originally posted by DukeDredd
    Good riddance i say - might cut down on the amount of scumbags on Pana like the ones that attacked a mate of mine at the ATM near the Moderne clothes shop.

    Were they queuing for the Savoy or something? Are you sure they hadn't come from somewhere like the Pav (which is right around the corner from the Moderne I believe)?


  • Registered Users Posts: 510 ✭✭✭Amnesiac_ie


    The security in the Savoy were great (if a little annoying at Freakscene). Any night I've ever left the Savoy at closing, mebers of the Savoy's security staff were visible for a medium sized length of Patrick Street, doing the job the Gardai should have been doing.
    My last gig at the savoy was David Kitt in September and it was great. All avenues of appeal seem to be closed now... can't be long before some promoter or entrepreneur opens up another decent sized venue in cork surely.
    Sorry, forgot about McDowell there for three seconds.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,609 ✭✭✭comet


    For me the Opera House for concerts just doesn't cut it unless they take out the seats. The Frames and Paddy Casey are there this week, gigs that would surely have been on in the Savoy. The Frames as a sit down gig is crap and I won't be going. Its disappointing really to think of the gigs that will not be happening now the Savoy is gone. The Half Moon is putting on some good shows but we're missing out on the bigger bands who won't play smaller venues.


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