The Savoy, ABC and Cannon: look back through old photos of the Jesus Centre ahead of rebrand

The Jesus Centre in Northampton will soon be transformed allowing theatre-goers to once again enter through the main doors.

Tuesday, 1st October 2019, 4:54 pm
The Savoy when it first opened. Photo: Stage Right Productions

The Deco theatre will soon be undertaking a rebranding of the whole building, calling it 'The Old Savoy', and taking over the entrance.

The new name celebrates the iconic Abington Square building's heritage as it was originally called The Savoy when it opened as a cinema in 1936.

So what better reason to flick back through old Chronicle & Echo photographs of the cinema

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Quaker Girl dress rehearsal at The Savoy, Northampton, on March 13, 1960

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The Savoy auditorium on January 13, 1959
The Savoy auditorium on January 13, 1959
How the Jesus Centre looked back in the 1960s when it was ABC Cinema. Photo: Stage Right Productions
The Beatles played at ABC Cinema twice in the 1960s. Photo: Stage Right Productions
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Messiah at the ABC Cinema
People queue for tickets for a Billy Fury show at the ABC Cinema on April 3, 1965
A stand in the lobby at the ABC Cinema on November 30, 1960
The Beatles playing at the ABC Cinema in 1963
The Beatles hand out their signatures to fans at the ABC Cinema in 1963
Alterations for live shows at The Savoy on February 19, 1959
Roadworks outside the ABC Cinema in Abington Square on August 5, 1968