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hhpy commented about Hong Kong Opera House on Jul 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm

It was run by Far East holdings which owned/managed many regional cinemas in Hong Kong during the 80s. Fortuna had a very similar stripy decor as Golden Valley in Kwun Tong.

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hhpy commented about UA Langham Place Cinema on Jun 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

It seems that UA Langham Pl is going to close in July 2014.

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hhpy commented about Apollo Theatre on May 30, 2014 at 12:40 pm

The movie I saw should be Million Dollar Duck. I remember that my dad told me there’s a “swimming pool” on the stage. I am not sure if that’s correct.

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hhpy commented about Metroplex@Kowloon Bay on Apr 7, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Robboehm: Raymond wrote the name in “traditional” Chinese characters, which is widely used only in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and sometimes Singapore, but not mainland China. In Chinese, written characters and dialects are two different sets, which is not that easy to explain to westerners.

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hhpy commented about Merryland Theatre on Feb 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

A picture of Merryland. http://blog.terewong.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/140118-Merryland-Theatre.png

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hhpy commented about Life Theatre on Feb 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm

A picture of Life in 80s/90s http://www.dcfever.com/media/sharing/05/05/25/l811071117003406_l.jpg

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hhpy commented about Royal Cinema on Feb 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm

a picture of Royal Cinema, possibly in the early 90s… http://www.hkfilmblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/resserver-php-blogId-41256-resource-857515-royalcinema.jpg

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hhpy commented about Golden City Theatre on Jan 21, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Like many regional cinema, and the nearby Golden Valley, Golden City was managed by Far East Entertainment group. It joined the Golden Princess circuit (Royal Circuit) when it opened and almost never switched for another circuit.

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hhpy commented about Golden Theatre on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

The other cinema names still used for minibus destinations are Royal in Mong Kok and Bonds in Kwun Tong.

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hhpy commented about Green-View Theatre on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm

The only other cinema in a public estate in Hong Kong was Shun Lee.

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hhpy commented about Cine Art House on Jan 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm

forgot about the link… http://i.mtime.com/102773/blog/2181528/

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hhpy commented about Cine Art House on Jan 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm

This is now the new Cine Art (Kowloon Bay). But you can see the first row is way too close to the screen. I’d imagine patrons will get need neck-braces before buying a ticket.

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hhpy commented about Paladium Theatre on Jan 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm

The building with mock chinese architecture is Paladium. (http://www.panoramio.com/photo/92869903) It was built to be the Lee Theatre of Kowloon but it never really took off.

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hhpy commented about Capital Theatre on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

When it opened, cinema 1 was with GH circuit until the whole cinema closed. Cinema 2 was “floating” but mostly with South China/Nam Yang circuit. Cinema 3 was with Lee/Washington (Edko) circuit, which also managed the cinema I think. When it was opened in 1982, it was such a big event and the cinemas were fitted with inclinable seats. I went there very soon after it opened (to watch a japanese Magna cartoon). The seats were bearly movable for an inch and it was very close to the screen. There were virtually no leg room at all. Although it was in my neighbourhood, I hardly went there because the seats was not comfortable. After Capital, Cathay ABC and Broadway Mongkok followed a very similar design.

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hhpy commented about Yiu Sing Theatre on Jan 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm

When it opened, Kam Do was the first cinema in the Kwai Chung district, where it was developed in the early 70s. I cannot remember the exact capacity but I think it was only about 500 seats.

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hhpy commented about No. 2 Theatre of the Kai Tak Amusement Park on Jan 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Kai Tak Amusement Park was demolished in 1982. The site was redeveloped as a publich park and sport complex. Together with the amusement park, cinemas in side the park (Jumbo and #2, #4) as well as those next to the park (Asia and Metropole) were all demolished. 5 cinemas were lost in one development.

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hhpy commented about Rex Theatre on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm

It is currently a large Esprit store.

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hhpy commented about Yiu Sing Theatre on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm

It was opened as “Kam Do”/“Golden Capital” under the management of Far East Entertainment in the late 70s/early 80s. It was renamed as “Kwai Chung” before renaming again to Yiu Sing, likely due to changing hands.

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hhpy commented about New Tai Yat Theatre on Dec 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

A old pic of this cinema as well as the neighbour Kwong ming: http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=19871416&extra=&page=45

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hhpy commented about Sky (Olympian City) on Sep 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm

apparently, it’s going to close for business this month.

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hhpy commented about GH Mongkok Theatre on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Raymond, I am sure GH Mongkok opened after 1987.

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hhpy commented about Zenith Theatre on Nov 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

there is a rare photo of zenith. http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=5310056&page=40

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hhpy commented about Kam Ming Theatre on Nov 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm

this also show Kam Ming (Tai On) Theatre: http://www.ourdiscuss.com/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=44989

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hhpy commented about Shaukiwan Theatre on Nov 7, 2012 at 5:57 pm

A rare pic for Shaukiwan Theatre: http://www.ourdiscuss.com/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=44989

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hhpy commented about Winner Theatre on Nov 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm

You can see Winner abotu half way through this page: http://www.ourdiscuss.com/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=44989