Roxy Theatre

Yee Wo Street,
Hong Kong

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Roxy Theatre

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The Roxy Theatre was the first modern deluxe theatre to be built in Hong Kong after World War II. It was situated in the newly developed Causeway Bay neighbourhood of the Hong Kong Island. Since the plot of the theatre was irregular shaped, the entrances to the auditorium were on the right side while the exits opening to side streets were on the left and back sides.

The theatre opened on 30th March, 1949 and the first film was “That Lady in Ermine”.

The first Cinemascope film “The Robe” to be screened in Hong Kong was premiered at the theatre as well as the Broadway Theatre on the Kowloon side on 24th December, 1953.

In the late-1960’s and early-1970’s, the service and apparatus of the theatre was deteriorating rapidly, and on 1st February 1974, the Roxy Theatre closed its doors forever. The last film shown was a Mandarin-language kung-fu film.

The theatre was demolished in March 1974, and the vacant site was redeveloped as a high rise residential building.

Contributed by Raymond Lo

Recent comments (view all 7 comments)

Suwanti
Suwanti on August 9, 2007 at 11:52 pm

The anniversary celebrations of the Republic of China were held at the theatre from 1956 to 1959.

Suwanti
Suwanti on August 9, 2007 at 11:54 pm

The anniversary celebration of the Republic of China was held at the theatre in 1955.

hhpy
hhpy on May 7, 2010 at 6:35 am

Another old pic:
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cheechiufung
cheechiufung on May 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

The architect was Mr Tsun Fung, ARIBA FIAAS

hhpy
hhpy on March 4, 2011 at 8:18 am

It was amazing to see that picture supplied by ken mc. Casino Royale was to be shown there.

Suwanti
Suwanti on June 8, 2014 at 5:55 am

Chinese name 樂聲戲院.

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