Sai Yuen Theatre

7 Water Street,
Hong Kong

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Sai Yuen Theatre

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Sai Yuen Theatre was a small neighbourhood theatre in Sai Ying Pun on the Hong Kong Island.

Sai Yuen, meaning western garden, is the Cantonese pronunciation of its Chinese name, its exact English name is unavailable.

The theatre opened to business in June 1924, and showed silent movies until talking movie apparatus was installed in the 1930’s. During the war years, only films censored by the Japanese Armies could be shown at the theatre. As of 17th October 1943, the theatre was still in
business.

The theatre re-opened at an unknown date after the end of WWII, and showed selected films until its closure soon after June 1954.

A residential building was built on the site of the theatre.

Contributed by Raymond Lo

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

Suwanti
Suwanti on April 26, 2009 at 6:46 am

The theatre opened to business in June 1924.
Its auditorium had stalls and dress circle.

Suwanti
Suwanti on September 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Correction:

The theatre was still in business as of 20th June, 1954.

Suwanti
Suwanti on July 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Chinese name:西園戲院.

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