Teatro Sankio

Sankio Market, Nova Ponte,
Macau

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The Teatro Yue Lok was a small neighbourhood cinema in the building of Sankio Market in Macau in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

The cinema later renamed as the Teatro Sankio. Sankio[Nova Ponte]is the name of a district in Macau. Sankio is the Cantonese pronunciation of its Chinese name, literally meaning new bridge.
The exact opening and closing date of the cinema is unavailable.

According to "Study Project A Review of Cinemas in Macau" published by Museu de Macau in April 2000, the cinema showed Cantonese and Mandarin films as its main programmes, and its ticket office was at the Teatro Apollo. As advertised by the flyer of the cinema, the cinema had equipped with talkie apparatus, and besides talkies, silent films were also shown. Interpreters were hired by the management of the cinema for interpretation.

The cinema was reportedly destroyed by a fire in 1942, and a church and school was built on the site of the cinema and market.

Contributed by Raymond Lo

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