Bijou~Coronet Theatre / 比照戲院 [1910-1925] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Bijou~Coronet Theatre / 比照戲院 [1910-1925]

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

Seating capacity: unknown.  Address: Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong

The Bijou Scenic Theatre opened to business in November 1910, and in 1915 it was re-named as Bijou Theatre.  It closed its door on August 17, 1917.  On December 24, 1918 when it resumed operation, it was re-named Coronet Theatre.  It finally closed its doors on August 1, 1925.  According to, the King's Theatre was later built on the site of the Coronet Theatre.



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Looks like the last time it was advertised as the "Bijou Scenic Theatre" was Saturday 5th June 1915. By Monday 7th June 1915 onwards it was advertised as the "Bijou Theatre" although I note since February 1914 it has been called the Bijou Theatre in the papers but adverts still used the older name Bijou Scenic Theatre concurrently as well.  


bijou_scenic_theatre_hong_kong_telegraph_page_11_5th_june_1915.png, by The Hong Kong Telegraph


bijou_theatre_the_hong_kong_telegraph_page_10_7th_june_1915.png, by The Hong Kong Telegraph