Ying King Theatre
Tai Kok Tsui,
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The Ying King Theatre was situated in the Tai Kok Tsui district on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong.
Ying King, meaning “capital of the United Kingdom”, was the Cantonese pronunciation of its Chinese name.
The theatre opened to business on 23rd October 1960 with a Cantonese language film. In the early and mid 1960s, first run Cantonese language films were shown,and from the late 1960s until its closure on 1st September, 1977, it showed first run Mandarin language films except 1974 and 1975, when first run English language films were shown.
It closed temporarily on 16th June, 1970 for extensive renovation and re-opened on 6th August, 1970. After the renovation, the theatre had an enlarged main entrance, new seats and a foyer on the first floor.
A residential building was built on the site of the theatre.
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