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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.
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.
It is currently a large Esprit store.
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.
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
apparently, it’s going to close for business this month.
Raymond, I am sure GH Mongkok opened after 1987.
there is a rare photo of zenith.
this also show Kam Ming (Tai On) Theatre:
A rare pic for Shaukiwan Theatre:
You can see Winner abotu half way through this page:
a photo of the lobby of Grand Theatre, G2. http://www.hkfilmblog.com/archives/584
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.
a good photo of Kim Wah
The cinema is at the top end of the picture.
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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.