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Newcastle-under-Lyme is NOT one of the SIX potteries town in Staffordshire (they are Hanley, Stoke, Fenton, Burslem, Longton and Tunstall). The Potters will say they are “crossing the border” if they go to Newcastle from Stoke.
Just found a document for the theatre during the renovation project. http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/YMTT_RBB_HIA%20Report.pdf
For those who are not familiar with Hong Kong, this is a great reading, not only about the history of this cinema but also some background about the culture of the city. Fascinating.
Latest news is that Sunbeam has been saved for 4 years. The rent is now HK$1m (US$129k) a month but I am not sure if they can keep the business up with such a high rent.
it has announced that Sunbeam will be closed on 19th Feb 2012. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=119480&sid=35333083&con_type=1
Another good photo of the cinema:
Possibly in the 60s when Capitol was part of the SB circuit.
I have heard the news that UA Times Square will be closed down due to the massive increse in rent.
could this be a photo of Tsuen Wan Theatre?
Here’s a rare photo of Gala, possibly in the 60’s.
Looks like there’s some former glory of Imperial was kept. The balcony can be seen again.
a photo of the current site (I assume) with some more history of Wah Lok.
a rare photo of Luna Park:
this photo shows the entrance of Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park. A bit of photoshop in it though unfortunately.
So it looks like it can be showing movie again… possibly for the international film festival??
Here is a photo of Waldorf, which is the building on the left hand side of the road (Castle Peak Road) with a massive cigarette advertisement.
a photo of Silvercord, probably taken in the 90s
This might be a photo of Island:
the photo was taken in 2009.
Here is a rare photo of Peng Chau Theatre:
Raymond: Do you know if Imperial is going to be re-opened as a cinema again?
Wrong photo. This is Triumph in Tsuen Wan.
This is a good photo to show the scary side of Golden Valley.
Here is a good photo of Golden, possibly in the 80s.
Astor was built after Po Hing was knocked down, not just a rename. There was the Royal Hotel at the front of Astor while Po Hing was just a cinema. This photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pahtz/4773453511/
shows the large National neon sign was on the side of the hotel. This photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoting2000/4285387129/
shows the Royal hotel at the front of Astor.
Raymond, is this the old Po Hing, the first generation, not Astor, the second generation?
This picture really upset me…