Comments from hhpy

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hhpy commented about Hyland Theatre on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:08 am

Wrong photo. This is Triumph in Tsuen Wan.

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hhpy commented about Golden Valley Theatre on Aug 8, 2011 at 4:44 am

This is a good photo to show the scary side of Golden Valley. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lookluk/6000986067/

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hhpy commented about Golden Theatre on Jul 14, 2011 at 8:12 am

Here is a good photo of Golden, possibly in the 80s. http://www.flickr.com/photos/old-hk/5934441496/

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hhpy commented about Astor Theatre on Jul 14, 2011 at 8:07 am

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.

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hhpy commented about Astor Theatre on Jul 11, 2011 at 10:32 am

Raymond, is this the old Po Hing, the first generation, not Astor, the second generation?

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hhpy commented about Teatro Cheng Peng on Jul 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

This picture really upset me…

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hhpy commented about Central Theatre on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:05 am

Superb photos.

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hhpy commented about Lai Sun Cinema on Jul 5, 2011 at 8:03 am

Lai Sun was located in Cheung Sha Wan, only a block away from my school. The two screens showed movies under the Golden Harvest chains (both Cantonese and English dialogues). However the area is not popular and full of factories. No suprise that the business never took off and Lai Sun closed its door within 10 years.

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hhpy commented about Ton-Lok Films Chinez on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:45 am

NO

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hhpy commented about Acme Theatre on Jun 15, 2011 at 7:48 am

now photo updated.

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hhpy commented about Silver Theatre on Jun 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

Raymond: corrected… feels like driving the #14 bus on Google Earth.

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hhpy commented about Yuen Long Theatre on Jun 1, 2011 at 7:36 am

Suwanti, photo corrected.

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hhpy commented about Yau Ma Tei Theatre on Jun 1, 2011 at 6:44 am

corrected now… it took me minutes to drive Google earth from Kowloon Tong to Yaumati.

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hhpy commented about Windsor Cinema on Jun 1, 2011 at 6:35 am

@ Suwanti. I know. I couldn’t believe it was so wrong that Windsor’s now near Tai Mo Shan! Who’s going to a cinema there??

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hhpy commented about Great World Theatre on May 25, 2011 at 7:46 am

@YBF. Great World was on the west sid of Nathan Road and, traditionally, the location was less busy than the east side, particularly in Mong Kok. Cinemas on the west side, Great World, South China, Ritz, and even recently Dynasty, were not as busy as those on the east side, Royal, Empress, Gala, Hollywood, and recently Broadway Mong Kok. Rex was the only exception but helped by its location closed to Argyle Street and the MTR station. The further south you go, the effect started to reverse.

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hhpy commented about Apollo Theatre on May 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

Apollo was situated less than a 5 mins walk away from the council estate I grew up and I had my first movie experience there when I was 5. Can’t remember which movie but it could be a Walt-Disney product.

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hhpy commented about Columbia Classics Cinema on Apr 6, 2011 at 8:12 am

Columbia Classic was on the ground floor of the Great Eagle Centre alongside Fleming Road. It’s now a sushi bar and a Starbucks.

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hhpy commented about Nam Cheong Theatre on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:13 am

In the early 80s, Nam Cheong showed Cantonese films under the GH circuit. I thought the tickets were margainally cheaper than the main cinemas (eg. Golden Harvest in Jordan) but my brother paid for the tickets (so I didn’t know). However, the front-stall used to fitted with wooden seats with no cushions. It was painful to watch a film for 2 hrs sitting on “planks” even when I was a kid.

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hhpy commented about Newport Theatre on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:56 am

When it opened to business, the Chinese name of Empire was é‡'聲戲院, which followed the clan of Royal, Empress, Prince, Princess etc. (so as the “royalty” of their English name) and most of them were developed by the giant developer SHK in Hong Kong.

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hhpy commented about Golden Theatre on Mar 18, 2011 at 11:36 am

Golden Theatre was a landmark in the Shamshuipo area and the name is still used around the area a lot. A medium size shopping/residential complex was build on the plot of land surrounding Golden Theatre (see Cineplex Theatre) in the late 70s and the shopping centre in this complex is called Golden Shopping Centre, now a world famous tourist spot for computers and Hi-tech accessories. Golden Theater itself was rebuilt as a smaller residential/shopping complex and the shopping arcade is called “New Golden”, not to be mixed up with Golden Shopping Centre next door. Although the cinema is long gone, “Golden” is still used, particular to minibuss and taxis, to refer to the block the cinema used to stand.

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hhpy commented about Full Moon Theatre on Mar 14, 2011 at 8:54 am

The theatre is now an office for the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, which is powerful in the To Kwa Wan industrial area.

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hhpy commented about Kwun Chung Theatre on Mar 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

Here is a high res picture of Kwun Chung theatre:
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It says in Catonese that the films are shown from 12:30 pm non-stop everyday. It sells day-ticket so you guys can go in anytime, stay as long as you wish! For those really want to know where EXACTLY, it is #30 (said on the photo). Be quick!

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hhpy commented about Newport Theatre on Mar 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

link update:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/old-hk/3007386495/
sorry.

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hhpy commented about Princess Theatre on Mar 9, 2011 at 8:29 am

Another good catch from flickr.
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including a ticket for the one and only Beatles’s gig in Hong Kong.

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hhpy commented about East Town Theatre on Mar 9, 2011 at 8:26 am

How about this postcard… a gem.
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