We had a drive into Suffolk on a lovely sunny Saturday. We came across the old Savoy cinema (built 1916) on the way back through Halstead, which is on the Suffolk/Essex borders. It’s been given a rather colourful paint job by the previous owners which has caused outrage in the town.
|The old Savoy Cinema, Halstead, Essex|
Jackie Pell, Halstead Town councillor, said: “It’s as if they had a job lot of odd paint. It looks like Toytown. It’s absolutely awful!
“I have had a lady stop me in the street and ask me what I was going to do about it. It needs to be seen to be believed.”
It closed down as a cinema in 1963 and became a Chinese takeaway until recently becoming a kids playgroup which has moved away – now it’s empty.
Personally I think it looks great and I’d love to have it as a shop and studio.
We need more colour in our lives, people seem to be afraid of it.