Ming Sing Theatre / 明聲戲院 [1927-1971]
Seating Capacity: 870. Address: 236 Lai Chi Kok Road, Kowloon. Lai Luen Building is the current occupant at the site.
Ming Sing Theatre starting operating in 1927 (or about) until June 1, 1971. A fabric curtain separated the small front lobby and the seating area. A small concrete staircase to the upper level was at the front of the building. The front row seats were very close to the screen but other than this one experience, I watched some memorable movies one of which was a drama from a chapter in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Ming Sing Theatre closed on June 1, 1971.
- Wikipedia list of theatres no longer operating: https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E5%B7%B2%E7%B5%90%E6%A...
- Hong Kong Theatres Association Ltd: http://hktaorg.com/en/hist_inner.php?id=14
- Cinema Treasures: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/22210
- Old Cake: http://www.oldcake.net/viewthread.php?action=printable&tid=7344