New Universal Cinema / 新民樂戲院 [1993-1995] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

New Universal Cinema / 新民樂戲院 [1993-1995]

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

Seating capacity: 151

Address: 24-30 Kwun Chung Street, Kwun Chung, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  It was located in the same building as, and next to, the Kwun Chung Theatre which too, has been closed.

A review of the sources shows that there was at one time a theatre named Universal Theatre 民樂戲院 located nearby at 40 Kwun Chung Street, at the street corner with Bowring Street.  It had a seating capacity of 1,131.  While its opening date is not known, it was retired some time in 1993.

In June of that same year, a new theatre named New Universal Cinema 新民樂戲院 started operating a short distance south of the retired theatre until February 1995.