Princess Theatre on Nathan Road | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Princess Theatre on Nathan Road

Princess Theatre on Nathan Road

The film "Salome" was showing at Princess Theatre, dating this view of Nathan Road to August 1953. The theatre also hosted live performances, with The Beatles playing there in 1964. Today it's the site of the Hotel Mira.

(Detail cropped from page 82 of the new Volume 4 of 'Old Hong Photos and The Tales They Tell'. The book is available at a special pre-order price until 20 November.) 

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Saturday, August 1, 1953


Movies at that time were usually not shown at the same time that they premiered in the US, quite often a few months to a few years late. That's why DVDs have a regional code to prevent local people from being able to watch the movies before they are shown in their region.