Pei Ho Theatre / 北河戲院 [1934-1977]
Seating Capacity 1,476. Address: 114 Pei Ho Street, Shum Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is noted that one block south of the former theatre is Pei Ho Building which might give the impression that the former theatre was located there. I have placed the location at the correct spot which agrees with the red dot in the 1956 map.
I remember this place. I often visited my classmate in late 1950s who was living on one pre-war roof top shanty hut, made of no more than three simple wood panel walls and a roof, on the northeast corner of Fuk Wing and Pei Ho intersection. From his roof top, I could see street vendours selling cooked food in front of the theatre.
Pei Ho Theatre opened on January 24, 1934 and permanently closed on March 28, 1977.
- Wikipedia's 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/31392