King's Theatre (1st generation) / 娛樂戲院 [1931-c.1962] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

King's Theatre (1st generation) / 娛樂戲院 [1931-c.1962]

Current condition: 
Demolished
Date Place completed: 
1931-03-31
Date Place demolished: 
c.1962-09-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
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King's Theatre via Cinema Treasures written by Raymond Lo.

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/34556

demolished 1964, according to govt records office: http://www.grs.gov.hk/PRO/imgroot/365-1-131/l2174-19.jpg

Hi 80sKid,

Here are the dates Raymond Lo quotes in his notes on the Cinema Treasures website:

  • The theatre opened to business on 31th March, 1931 with Ernst Lubitsch’s “Monte Carlo”.
  • The theatre closed in 1st September, 1962 with a Walt Disney film.
  • The rebuilt 1,302-seat King’s Theatre opened to business on 21th December, 1964.

Do you think the GRS has the wrong date on its photo, or maybe the cinema closed in 62, but wasn't demolished and re-built until 64?

Regards, David

OldTimer posted a photo for this theatre in 1931 without the tag.

For archival purposes: https://gwulo.com/atom/27830

breskvar

Thanks breskvar for the reference.  Regards, Peter

For quick reading of this page, it is repeated here King's:  Theatre = 娛樂戲院

Another  jog to the old memory - it was 1961/1962 and I watched Elvis Presley in “BLUE HAWAII” at this cinema. 

In fact I loved it so much I watched it 8 times! But not all at once but a couple of Sat afternoons and matinees. I think it cost about HK$1.20 to sit downstairs, in those days! 

Thanks.