Ruby Theatre / 珠江戲院 [1964-1994] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Ruby Theatre / 珠江戲院 [1964-1994]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1964-05-16
Date Place demolished: 
1994-03-27

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.

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