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Po Hing Theatre (first generation) [c.1904-c.1926]

Date Place completed: 
c.1904-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1926-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

The Public Works Report for 1905 states:

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Kwong Chee Theatre 廣智戲院 (1968)

Kwong Chee Theatre (1968).  This photo was taken likely in late spring or early fall given the clothings people were wearing.  Movie ads are no longer posted, but it is good to see the original street corner and its both front and side (hence this photo added) views.  The cart load of wicker baskets are heading north on Temple Street. 

Photo source: Flickr.com - https://www.flickr.com/photos/eatsee14/3515236783/sizes/l/in/photostream/

"The Astra" cinema, RAF Little Sai Wan [1958-????]

Date Place completed: 
c.1958-07-01 (Month, Day are approximate)

The cinema run for the RAF men stationed here.

Andrew Suddaby notes that it opened in the summer of 1958.

Position of marker is approximate.

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Palace Theatre Building

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1985

Great World and Royal Theatre (1965)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1965

Great World Theatre on Lai Chi Kok Road, and Royal Theatre on Nathan Road.

Source: uwants.com - post#4788 by user 4rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=320#pid231635146

Lai Yuen (Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park) Cinemas 1-5 / 荔園劇場 [1950-1997]

Date Place completed: 
1950-08-01
Date Place demolished: 
1997-03-31

Location: Lai Yuen, also known as Lai Chi Kok Amusement Park, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Seating capacity: unknown, estimated in the low hundreds for each, and one up to 1,000

1870's Sheung Wan

Text on Flickr:

簡述 : Sheung Wan/Hong Kong Island

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1875

Ko Shing Theatre (1st generation) [c.1875-1927]

Date Place completed: 
c.1875-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1927-04-01 (Day is approximate)

Little known about this theatre, it appears on a 1870's photo.

There it says: The western-style building, on the extreme left, is Ko Shing Theatre, popular at the time with patrons of Chinese opera.

Empire Cinematograph Theatre c1913

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1913

Taken from an album showing HMS Minotaur on the China Station

Nathan Road 1960's

The movie Solomon and Sheba was released October 27, 1959 (London premiere).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1960

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