South Pacific Theatre / 南洋戲院 [1992-1999] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

South Pacific Theatre / 南洋戲院 [1992-1999]

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

Address: 23 Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.  South Pacific Hotel is the current occupant at the site.

Seating capacity: 2 screens, 352 and 374, total 726.

The first theatre to operate at the site was Nanyang Theatre (南洋戲院).   There is place-page for Nanyang Theatre [1966-1990], thus this page discusses its successor South Pacific Theatre.

Word for word, 南洋 is translated to south ocean.  However, Hong Kongers in the 1950s (when I was living in HK) used the term when they talked about the place they migrated to work and set up business -Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  Nanyang is its phonetic equivalent.  The owner of the original theatre might not have the Pacific Ocean in mind when he/she named it.

South Pacific Theatre operated during the period April 16, 1992 - April 12, 1999.