NORTON, LESLIE C. #
- Born: 1903 Died: -
English architect, of Lincoln (and London?) , active from the 1930s until the 1950s. Leslie Norton was architect to Lincoln City Council in the 1930s. During the 1930s and 1940s he designed a number of cinemas in Lincoln and elsewhere in England, as well as the Savoy Theatre, Limerick, and the Theatre Royal, Dublin.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for NORTON, LESLIE C. #
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL|
|Nature:||Remodelling of theatre as cinema. Executant architects: Scott & Good.
List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement for C.W. Harrison & Sons in JRIAI (1936), 69; Archiseek,www.archiseek.com/2011/1935-theatre-royal-hawkins-st-dublin/ (last visited, Mar 2016).
|Building:||CO.LIMERICK, LIMERICK, BEDFORD ROW, SAVOY CINEMA|
|Nature:||New cinema. Closed 1974. Demolished 1988.
Accommodation for 1,500 people
Vestibule a scheme of 'old rose and pink accentuated with delicate touches of gold and silver and effectively placed decorative mirrors'. Auditorium 'carried out in a richly respendent Moorish style which gives a fine atmospheric effect, pleasing and restful, and luxurious'.
Limerick firms who supplied materials for the new cinema were Messrs Moynihan (concrete blocks); F. Spaight & Sons Ltd, and James McMahon (timber supplies).
Attached to the cinema was a tea lounge and restaurant which occupied two floors.
Article in the Limerick Leader, 21 December, 1935, 1. Archiseek, www.archiseek.com/2015/1935-savoy-cinema-bedford-row-limerick (last visited, Mar 2016); /Limerick's Life, http://limerickslife.com/limerick-cinemas/ (last visited Mar 2016).