China~Rialto Theatre / 中華~麗都 戲院 [1948-1977]
Seating Capacity: 996
Address: 24 Landale Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Rialto Building is the current occupant at the site listing its address as 2 Landale Street. The difference is likely due to re-numbering of the site to accommondate the new development after the theatre was demolished. The high numerical value suggests it was likely located a bit more to the south. [Edit February 7, 2017: The location marker has been corrected]
For simplicity, the two theatres that operated at the same spot are discussd here. China Theatre 中華戲院 operated during the period August 28, 1948 - June 3, 1952. Shortly after, it underwent renovation and reopened on November 15, 1952 and renamed Rialto Theatre 麗都戲院 until it closed for good on September 13, 1977.
- Cinema Treasures:http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/20927
- Hong Kong Theatres Association Limited: http://hktaorg.com/en/cinemahistory.php
- Wikipedia's list of theatres no longer operating: https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E9%A6%99%E6%B8%AF%E5%B7%B2%E7%B5%90%E6%A...