Drive-In / 維港巨幕 [2007-2007] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong
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Drive-In / 維港巨幕 [2007-2007]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
2007-01-04
Date Place demolished: 
2007-09-08

Address:  8* Austin Road West (West Kowloon reclamation area), Kowloon, Hong Kong.  Location marker is determined by Google Maps.  Knowledgeable locals can help me zero it in on this target.

(* edit: November 11, 2017 - updated street number and location marker) 

Capacity: The cinema has a total area of 200,000 square feet no doubt by far the largest foot-and-tire print of all the Hong Kong theatres.  Its features, described by Cinema Treasures, are worth repeating here:

"With the background of the skyline of the Hong Kong Island, the cinema has two 82-by-46 foot screens. Each screen has a capacity for 100 cars, 40 fixed seats in American classic cars and 10 VIP rooms with big windows converted from freight containers. The film sound is transmitted through 2.4 GHZ Wi-Fi Transmission System and received by the audio system in each car. The cinema has a snack kiosk with free delivery service. The snack order is sent by SMS message. Coming soon is an outdoor BBQ restaurant."

It was the first drive-in theatre in Hong Kong and likely designed for short term operation only until land development.  Revenue from movie tickets could not compete -  from a reader (see source below).  Drive-In operated during the period January 4 - September 8, 2007, less than a year reportedly due to lack of business.

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