Yau Ma Tei Theatre

6 Waterloo Road,
Hong Kong

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Suwanti on December 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm

The first film shown at the theatre was Fine Manners.

gc on June 23, 2013 at 5:38 pm

According to Chinese newspapers Sing Dao Daily 星島日報 and The Kung Sheung Daily News 工商日報. After the Second World War, the reopen day of Yau Ma Tei Theatre was on 21-November-1946 (Thursday) show time: 2:30pm,7:30pm,9:30pm

Suwanti on December 19, 2012 at 1:22 am

The renovated 300-seat Yau Ma Tei Theatre has a stage with computerized lighting system,audio system,motorized flying system and subtitle system.

Suwanti on July 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm

After extensive renovation, the theatre officially re-opened on 17th July, 2012 as a Cantonese opera live theatre.

hhpy on April 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

Just found a document for the theatre during the renovation project. http://www.amo.gov.hk/form/YMTT_RBB_HIA%20Report.pdf

For those who are not familiar with Hong Kong, this is a great reading, not only about the history of this cinema but also some background about the culture of the city. Fascinating.

Suwanti on April 21, 2012 at 11:27 pm

According to an article published by the Chinese language newspaper Ming Pao on 22nd April,2012, the exact opening date of the theatre should be 21st June,1930.

Suwanti on April 17, 2012 at 12:30 am

The renovation of the theatre has been completed and will be officially opened in July, 2012 as a Cantonese opera theatre.

Suwanti on October 25, 2011 at 10:54 pm

According to one source, the theatre will be re-opened in 2012 after extensive renovation as a Cantonese opera theatre.

Suwanti on August 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Chinese name:油麻地戲院.

hhpy on June 1, 2011 at 12:44 am

corrected now… it took me minutes to drive Google earth from Kowloon Tong to Yaumati.

Suwanti on March 18, 2010 at 11:30 pm

As of March 2010, the cinema is under extensive renovation to be converted into a 300-seat Cantonese opera centre.

Suwanti on November 11, 2009 at 12:44 pm

During the war years, the theatre also was a venue for stage performances.

Suwanti on November 6, 2007 at 3:38 am

The building of the Yaumati Theatre was completed in 1930.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 10, 2007 at 12:35 am

A fairly recent photograph of the closed Yaumati Theatre:
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Suwanti on August 26, 2007 at 1:47 pm


The stalls only auditorium was on the ground floor of the theatre building.