Ruby Theatre / 珠江戲院 [1964-1994]
Seating capacity: 1 screen, main level 1,242 and two upper levels 653; total 1,895.
Address: 207 Ma Tau Wai Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Horae Place is the current occupant at the site.
Ruby Theatre operated during the period May 16, 1964 - March 27, 1994. Information contained in one of the sources below talks about it having eight washrooms with huge make-up mirrors in ladies rooms. I don't know if this is common for theatres this size - six prices starting with front stall 70 cents, middle stall $1.20, back stall $1.70, special 優等 $2.00, super 超等 $2.40, and premium 特等 $3.00. For perspective, 70 cents was enough to buy you a bowl of wonton noodle soup at a dai pai dong in 1964.
- Cinema Treasures: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/23870
- Talk Cinema: https://talkcinema.wordpress.com/2008/02/13/%E7%8F%A0%E6%B1%9F%E6%88%B2%...
- Hong Kong Theatres Association Limited: http://hktaorg.com/en/cinemahistory.php