11-20 Tung Yun Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon,
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The Bonds Theatre was a neighbourhood cinema in Kwun Tong on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. The theatre opened to business on 17th December, 1965 with a Cantonese film. Its 1,400-seat auditorium with stalls and dress circle and a 50-foot wide screen was on the first floor of the theatre building.
During its early years, besides showing Chinese dialect and English language films at full prices at 12.30pm, 2.30pm,7.30pm and 9.30pm shows, selected Cantonese films were shown at 11am morning shows and selected English and Mandarin films at 5.30pm happy hour shows at reduced prices.
On 12th March, 1971, the safe of the theatre was stolen. A youth was beaten to death at the theatre on 8th June.
Several days of ticket proeceeds of the theatre was stolen on 7th April, 1983.
In the 1970’s, 1980’s, and the 1990’s until its closure in February 1995, first run Chinese dialect and selected English films were shown.
After its closure, the theatre building was internally rebuilt as the Bonds Fun City with restaurants, shops, computer game parlours, and two mini cinemas.
The two mini cinemas with 388 seats and 304 seats respectively were named as the UA-Bonds Cinema. The cinema was on the top floor of the Bonds Fun City with no ticket booth on the ground floor, and its entrance with staircase on the street level was narrow.
The UA-Bonds Cinema opened to business on 25th April 1996, and showed first run Chinese dialect and English films until its closure on 29st September, 2002.
The Bonds Fun City was sold to the Urban Renewal Authority in October 2009, and is pending demolition in early-2010.
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