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hhpy commented about Capital Theatre on Nov 26, 2010 at 8:06 am

The lobby of Capital was so small (at the time of opening) that the patrons had to wait at a covered ally just outside. As Raymond pointed out, it was the first multi-storey triplex and it also started to end the era of large cinemas in Hong Kong.

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hhpy commented about August Moon Theatre on Nov 26, 2010 at 7:59 am

Raymond, I thought August Moon has closed it doors in the 80s.

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hhpy commented about Hong Kong Grand Theatre on Aug 26, 2010 at 8:21 am

Was it rebuilt as the Hopewell Centre, once the tallest building in Hong Kong in the 80s?

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hhpy commented about Columbia Classics Cinema on Aug 26, 2010 at 8:15 am

I remember Columbia Classic was one of the few had student discounted tickets for the 12:30 shows. We used to get down there from the University after the morning lectures and watched a movie. It was around 18-20 HKD at the time, which was around 3 USD or 2 GBP. Very good value.

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hhpy commented about State Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

a very old picture when State was still Empire:
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hhpy commented about Oriental Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 9:03 am

and a better one:
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hhpy commented about Oriental Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 8:56 am

a black and with picture of Oriental:
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hhpy commented about New York Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 6:40 am

and this is a better/older one:
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hhpy commented about Roxy Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 6:35 am

Another old pic:
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hhpy commented about Hoover Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 6:33 am

Another pic of Hoover showing Ben Hur.
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hhpy commented about Great World Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 6:19 am

Another pic:
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hhpy commented about Kwong Chee Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 6:13 am

Another old picture of Kwong Chee:
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hhpy commented about Alhambra Theatre on May 7, 2010 at 6:00 am

Here’s another old picture of Alhambra.
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hhpy commented about GH Washington Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 10:09 am

A picture of Washington, possibly in 80s.
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hhpy commented about Victoria Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 10:08 am

An old picture of Victoria in 1974:
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hhpy commented about Empress Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 10:00 am

an image of Empress, possibly in the 80s:
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hhpy commented about London Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 9:40 am

an image of London Threatre before rebuilt as London Classic. View link
The current image (bottom) was built in the 90s with London Classic at the 2nd Floor.

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hhpy commented about Universal Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 9:33 am

an picture of Universal:
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hhpy commented about Hollywood Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 9:32 am

an old picture of Hollywood in Mong Kok:
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hhpy commented about Silver Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 7:31 am

Here’s a 1960s image of Silver:
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hhpy commented about Ruby Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 7:30 am

From flicker:
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(1980s?)

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hhpy commented about Newport Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 7:24 am

A picture from flicker here:
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hhpy commented about Sands Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 7:20 am

A image of Sands in the 70s from flicker:
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Sands was paired up with Oriental, Wan Chai, before it’s closure in 1980.

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hhpy commented about New York Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 7:14 am

There are several images of New York in the 60s and 70s on the Gwulo site:
http://gwulo.com/node/4607

New York was paired up with Empress in Mongkok in the 80s before it’s closure.

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hhpy commented about Royal Theatre on May 5, 2010 at 6:50 am

I also found a 1960 photo of the Royal:
http://gwulo.com/node/6021
I also bought a T-shirt recently with a Star Wars ad on it. Four cinemas were showing Star Wars first run: Ocean(TST), Park(Causeway Bay), Imperial(Wan Chai) and Royal.