Palace Theatre (Causeway Bay) / 碧麗宮戲院 [1979-1994] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Palace Theatre (Causeway Bay) / 碧麗宮戲院 [1979-1994]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1979-11-14
Date Place demolished: 
1994-04-24

Seating capacity: 1,060

Address: 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.  Some sources have 533 Jaffe Road as its address, which is on the south side of the same current building the World Trade Centre.

Palace Theatre (Causeway Bay) operated during the period Novebmer 14, 1979 - April 24, 1994.

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1985

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I was just surfing on Facebook when coming across somebody's post (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1059931817376438/permalink/1344299452273005/) asking for information on why this theatre stopped operating only two days after it opened.  The post attached a newspaper clipping from 17/11/1979 giving arrangements for refund of tickets.  It does not say for what reason they must stop all operations and when they would open again.  Down the comments section the poster said it closed on the third day (16/11) and reopened on the fifth (18/11).  The first film screened was Alien.

Wonder if anyone has any idea?

breskvar  

Below is the screen capture of the newspaper clipping, in Chinese, from that Facebook post:

Newspaper clipping 17.11.79.jpg
Newspaper clipping 17.11.79.jpg, by breskvar