Photos, maps and memories of Hong Kong's cinema century!
Back to the beginning, here's a map showing Hong Kong's cinemas at the end of the first decade:
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There had been a few cinema shows in Hong Kong before 1900, eg:
The exhibition of the Cinematograph commenced at the City Hall to-day. This wonderful invention is well worth seeing, were it for nothing else but the pictorial representations projected upon the screen by M. Charvet.
Page 2, The China Mail, 1897-04-28
But the first purpose-built cinematographic theatres (ie cinemas) were built in the early 1900s. By 1910, the handful of cinemas shown above were in operation, all concentrated along the north shore of Hong Kong island between Shek Tong Tsui and Central.
The newest cinema in 1910 was The Coronet, remembered in <Read more ...>