Metro Theatre / 美麗宮戲院 [1963-1974] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Metro Theatre / 美麗宮戲院 [1963-1974]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1963-05-27
Date Place demolished: 
1974-11-01

Seating capacity:1,491

Address:  The theatre was located in Shek Kip Mei, a public housing estate in Kowloon.  Several slightly different locations are found in the sources:  Tai Hang Tung Road; "now 仁寶大廈"; 大坑東-窩仔街 intersection; and 九龍仔 石硤尾 大坑東 4390地段.  (No street number is available)  Based on these, Google has confirmed it at the Ample Building, at the southwest corner of the intersection made by Tai Hang Tung Road-Woh Chai Street and Tong Yam Street.

Notice where the location marker appears on the street map dated 1956.  Then, the theatre was known to be located on Tai Hang Tung Road.  I believe that subsequent road re-alignment has resulted in the current building having a Woh Chai Street address.  http://gwulo.com/taxonomy/term/478/places-map#17/22.33029/114.17047/Map_...

Metro Theatre operated during the period May 27, 1963 - November 1, 1974.

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