What happened to the Arrival Hall Miramar Snack Bar at Kai Tak Airport?
Hi all! I uploaded some stills from movies in the 80s (hopefully it's ok), Aces Go Places 最佳拍檔 1982, and The Occupant 灵气逼人 1984. They all show that there was a Arrival Hall Miramar Snack Bar behind the Arrivals Hall flight display board. The board was then suspended from the ceiling.
Edit: Link to the scene in The Occupant on YouTube: https://youtu.be/w3a5o0nw5A8?t=37
Link to the scene in Aces Go Places on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ehXyYAs3MRQ?t=113
A subsequent still from a youtube clip of Kai Tak Airport in the 90s shows the area behind the display board being completely boarded off, the board now being supported from the ground. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETge_x4C-og&t=290s
What happened to the Snack Bar? Why was the area boarded off - presumably too many people were sitting there without buying drinks? If the area was boarded off, what was it being used as?
For a while I was wondering if the movies merely created the set, but then I found the floor plan of the Arrivals Hall in Kai Tak, and it does show a coffee shop under/next to the display board: https://archive.is/CigOE The steel railing underneath the board is present in both the movies as well as the youtube clip.