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Empire~State Theatre / 璇宮~皇都戲院 [1952-1997]
Please note that the term "demolished" refers to the date on which cinema operation ended.
Seating capacity: 1087 for Empire Theatre 璇宮, 1400 for State Theatre 皇都
Address: 291 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong
The original theatre built on the site was the Empire Theatre which operated during the period December 11, 1952 - September 2, 1957. After extensive renovations, the theatre resumed operation on February 8, 1959 and was named State Theatre. It was closed on March 1, 1997.
Since the two successive theatres operated at the same site and building, it may also be considered that the period of operation for both is 1952-1997.
On January 10, 2017, the South China Morning Post had an article on the history of the two theatres: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2060936/h...