Capital Theatre

298 Un Chau Street,
Cheung Sha Wan,
Hong Kong

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hhpy
hhpy on January 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

When it opened, cinema 1 was with GH circuit until the whole cinema closed. Cinema 2 was “floating” but mostly with South China/Nam Yang circuit. Cinema 3 was with Lee/Washington (Edko) circuit, which also managed the cinema I think. When it was opened in 1982, it was such a big event and the cinemas were fitted with inclinable seats. I went there very soon after it opened (to watch a japanese Magna cartoon). The seats were bearly movable for an inch and it was very close to the screen. There were virtually no leg room at all. Although it was in my neighbourhood, I hardly went there because the seats was not comfortable. After Capital, Cathay ABC and Broadway Mongkok followed a very similar design.

hhpy
hhpy on November 26, 2010 at 1:06 pm

The lobby of Capital was so small (at the time of opening) that the patrons had to wait at a covered ally just outside. As Raymond pointed out, it was the first multi-storey triplex and it also started to end the era of large cinemas in Hong Kong.

Suwanti
Suwanti on December 19, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Its Chinese name is 京華123.