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UA Whampoa~Cinemetro Theatre / UA黃埔戲院 [1989-2009]
Seating capaciy: 6 screens: 1-426, 2-449, A-570, B-494, C-476, D-452, Total 2,867.
Address: The wording in the sources states that these cinemas were located at two locations that were once a dry dock. Hence the names and layout of the current streets may differ from those before the deveopment of the Whampoa Housing Estate. According to the sources, some screens, likely Screens 1 and 2, were located at "The Whampoa / 黃埔號" on the (current) southeast corner of the Tak On Street - Shung King Street intersection, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. The other screens were located at "Whampoa Garden / 黃埔花園" on the north side of Tak On Street.
Screens 1 and 2 of UA Whampoa started operating in October 1989, and Screens A, B, C and D in May 1989. On December 17, 1999 Screens 1 and 2 were renamed Cinemetro and both of them ended operation on February 15, 2001. For the remaining screens, their last day of operaion was October 7, 2009.
Memories and impressions of movie-goers and feedbacks from others who share their experience can be found in the last two sources listed below.
- 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...
- Hong Kong Theatres Association Limited: http://hktaorg.com/en/cinemahistory.php
- Talk Cinema: https://talkcinema.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/二十載ua黃埔結束/
- Cinema Treasures: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/29217