Great World Theatre / 大世界戲院 [1952-1972] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Great World Theatre / 大世界戲院 [1952-1972]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 

Seating Capacity 1451. Address: 33 Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon.

Gregory Peck was a recently known name in Hong Kong when they showed this film.  His Chinese name is shown on the left of this advertisement.  Though not having watched this movie or read it plot, I think its Chinese title is more impressive, and it loosely translated to "(His) Sound and Power Shake Nine States".   Across the street on the other side there was a gas station where car washing was a frequent scene.  Now, the triangular site is a park.

The theatre was located just outside the busy Mong Kok shopping, tourist and cinema area.  The  busy area never expanded into Lai Chi Kok Road, which I believe was the main factor for its closing.  

Great World Theatre period of operation November 21, 1952 - November 30, 1972.



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