Queen's Theatre

31 Queen's Road Central,
Hong Kong

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Mike_Blakemore on March 6, 2015 at 7:52 am

Found an Early Picture// Hope I have got the right site..

Suwanti on March 20, 2011 at 3:00 am

The new commercial building built on the site of the former Queen’s Theatre is completed.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Two vintage photographs of the original Queen’s Theatre;
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Suwanti on August 31, 2008 at 4:44 am

The theatre has been demolished and the site remains vacant.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 13, 2008 at 2:52 pm

A night-time photograph in October 2007, just prior to closure and demolition:

Suwanti on April 19, 2008 at 8:09 am

Air conditioners were probably installed at the theatre at an unknown date before 28th June,1933.
It was the second cinema to have air conditioners in Hong Kong in the 1930s.

vic1964 on February 22, 2008 at 5:52 pm

I am very sad to hear about this.

Suwanti on February 18, 2008 at 4:00 am

The theatre closed on 1st October,2007,and is under demolition.

Suwanti on November 17, 2007 at 5:32 pm

Sorry,I don’t have any information.

vic1964 on November 13, 2007 at 1:02 pm

Hi Suwanti
Do you have any other info on any theatres with a connection to Bruce Lee?

Suwanti on November 3, 2007 at 5:41 pm

The balcony of the second generation of the Queen’s Theatre was converted into a 303-seat mini cinema in 1995.In 1972,the balcony was part of the 70mm 902-seat Queen’s Theatre with stalls and dress circle.With the exception of an added screen and a stage,the seating area of the balcony as seen in the video was the same as it was in 1972.

vic1964 on October 31, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Hi Suwanti
Thank you for the effort you have put into this page!I found a video on youtube by Bey Logan about Bruce Lee where he sits in the balcony and speaks of Bruce Lee holding the premiere of WAY OF THE DRAGON at the Queen`s theatre.Is this the balcony which he sits in and is it very different from 1972?

Suwanti on October 18, 2007 at 3:56 am

After the surrender of the Japanese Army,Meiji Theatre[Queen’s theatre] returned to its original name in September 1945.

Suwanti on September 30, 2007 at 6:30 pm

The second generation Queen’s Theatre closed on 1st October,2007 with Lee An’s “Lust Caution”.

The second generation Queen’s Theatre opened on 21st July,1961 with"The Ladies Man".

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 10, 2007 at 4:16 am

Some recent interior photographs:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 10, 2007 at 3:30 am

The Queen’s Theatre photographed in 1994:
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hhpy on July 15, 2007 at 3:32 am

Maybe it’s worth to mention that the street alongside Queen’s is “Theatre Lane”, which highligthed the significance of Queen’s to Hong Kong.

Suwanti on July 30, 2005 at 11:22 pm

The new Queen’s Theatre may be demolished in the near future to build a new commercial building.

Suwanti on July 21, 2005 at 5:03 am

The new Queen’s Theatre have been converted into a mini theatre about ten years ago with the balcony remains as a theatre and the stall area have been converted into a Japanese restaurant.The seating capacity of the mini Queen’s Theatre is 303.

Raymond Lo/21st July,2005

Suwanti on June 13, 2005 at 5:26 am

Supplement 6:—

According to an advertisement published by the South China Morning Post on 24th February,1964:—

French Film Festival/Sponsored by/French Government Trade Commissiones and Unifrance Film/at Queen’s Tonight/at 9.45 pm/Gala Premiere/“A Cause.A Cause D'une Femme”/The star Miss Mylene Demongest and the film’s director,Mr.J.M. Deville will make personal appearances on the stage.

Raymond Lo/13th June,2005

Suwanti on June 9, 2005 at 9:26 pm

Supplement 5:—

The last film to be shown before the outbreak of the war on 8th December,1941 was “錢羅漢”.I can’t find the original English name of this film.

Suwanti on May 28, 2005 at 4:38 am

Supplement 4:—

According to an advertisement published by the China Mail on 13th August,1932:—

“The Champ"
Showing today at 2.30、5.10、7.15 and 9.20
The first series of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "Flit"
$500.00 Voice Guessing Contest

Raymond Lo/28th May,2005

Suwanti on May 26, 2005 at 2:24 am

Supplement 3:—
According to an advertisement published by an English language newspaper on 14th December,1938:–

Tonight at 9.20pm
HongKong Philharmonic Society Presents
Gilbert and Sullivan’s Opera
Prices:$3.30、$2.20 and $1.10 including tax

Today for one day only
3 shows at 2.30pm、5.15pm and 7.20pm only
“The invisible Man” with Claude Rains and Gloria Stuart

Raymond Lo/26th May,2005

Suwanti on May 25, 2005 at 1:51 am

Supplement 2:—

On 20th February,“An American in Paris”[Chinese Translation:花都艷舞] was shown in the original Queen’s Theatre and the Alhambra Theatre on the Kowloon Peninsula .