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hhpy commented about Yiu Sing Theatre on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:54 am

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 6:49 am

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 7:14 am

It is currently a large Esprit store.

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hhpy commented about Yiu Sing Theatre on Dec 31, 2013 at 7:02 am

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 7:28 am

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 7:10 am

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

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hhpy commented about UA Cine Moko on Feb 15, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Raymond, I am sure GH Mongkok opened after 1987.

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hhpy commented about Zenith Theatre on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:56 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 11:58 am

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 11:57 am

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 11:56 am

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

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hhpy commented about Grand Theatre on Nov 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

a photo of the lobby of Grand Theatre, G2. http://www.hkfilmblog.com/archives/584

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hhpy commented about Paramount Theatre on Oct 1, 2012 at 7:30 am

This is a good picture fore the area with Paramount next to the King Wah Restuarant. you can just about to see the top of the cinema on the right hand side of the restaurant building. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76716456@N06/7060937917

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hhpy commented about Kam Wah Theatre on Aug 24, 2012 at 8:13 am

a good photo of Kim Wah http://www.flickr.com/photos/46229397@N03/4865818193/

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hhpy commented about Metropole Theatre on Aug 14, 2012 at 7:24 am

The cinema is at the top end of the picture. http://www.flickr.com/photos/old-hk/3130297107/

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hhpy commented about Savoy Cinema on Jun 18, 2012 at 7:06 am

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.

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hhpy commented about Yau Ma Tei Theatre on Apr 27, 2012 at 6:34 am

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.

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hhpy commented about Sunbeam Theatre on Feb 20, 2012 at 5:57 am

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.

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hhpy commented about Sunbeam Theatre on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:09 am

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

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hhpy commented about Capitol Theatre on Feb 10, 2012 at 7:45 am

Another good photo of the cinema: http://www.flickr.com/photos/acstudio/6798663885/ Possibly in the 60s when Capitol was part of the SB circuit.

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hhpy commented about UA Times Square Cinema on Jan 24, 2012 at 5:40 am

I have heard the news that UA Times Square will be closed down due to the massive increse in rent.

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hhpy commented about Tsuen Wan Theatre on Jan 4, 2012 at 3:46 am

could this be a photo of Tsuen Wan Theatre? http://www.flickr.com/photos/photos62691355n00313863610/328933918/

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hhpy commented about Gala Theatre on Jan 4, 2012 at 3:32 am

Here’s a rare photo of Gala, possibly in the 60’s. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8134663@N06/5578900686

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hhpy commented about The auditorium of the Vine on Nov 29, 2011 at 6:59 am

Looks like there’s some former glory of Imperial was kept. The balcony can be seen again.

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hhpy commented about Wah Lok Theatre on Oct 26, 2011 at 7:02 am

a photo of the current site (I assume) with some more history of Wah Lok. http://www.flickr.com/photos/keroseneian/5772387850