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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

GARDEN THEATRE-open-air cinema-SCMP advert

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1932

Garden Theatre, an open-air cinema on Wanchai reclamation grounds

see small text above and below Garden Theatre banner

2,000 seats all “big roomy chairs”

Depression prices!

Circle seating & Box seating

Tai Po Theatre and neighbours, 1950s aerial photo

Tai Po Theatre and neighbours as seen in this 1950s aerial photo, as supported by the river's alignment and street patterns.

Source: uwants.com - post #2421 by user 4rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=162#pid218019126

Shek Wu ~ Hang Lok Theatre

Shek Wu Theatre was the predecessor of the Hank Lok Theatre.

Photo source: uwants.com - post#2375 by user 4rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=159#pid217438698

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