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OMG, I was there for their Shaw Brothers opening night premiere of THE BRAIN STEALERS at the Federal Theatre’s 9:30 pm showing!!! That night, Mandarin superstars Li Ching, Lily Ho, Ling Po, Ting Pei and a host of other Shaw Brother contract players cut the ribbons at the front of the auditorium. I wanted to go to the 7:30 pm show because my favorite Connie Chan Bo Chu, Shiu Fong Fong, Fung Bo Bo, Sit Ka Yin and Lui Kei were there but it was sold out. Then, I also used to make my mom take me to eat ham and macaroni soup at that big cafe below the movie theatre. It was just a mere 5 minutes walk away from our old flat.
OMG, I finally found my childhood cinema on Castle Peak Road. I used to see lots of Cantonese movies at the Apollo, including tons of Yum Kim Fei and Connie Chan Bo Chu classics. My uncle also used to take me to the English language 5 pm factory workers' break matinees there too!