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Dragon Gate ~ Golden Dragon Theatre - 2 (Cheung Chau)

Dragon Gate ~ Golden Dragon Theatre, Cheung Chau.  Photo taken estimated about 1950s.

Source: uwants.com - post #1658 by user 4rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=111#pid211546543

Dragon Gate ~ Golden Dragon Theatre - 1 (Cheung Chau)

Dragon Gate ~ Golden Dragon Theatre, photo taken estimated 1950s .

Source: uwants.com - post #1659 by user 4rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=111#pid211616647

Kam Tin Theatre

Kam Tin Theatre.  While the sign is difficult to read, questionable street number and the curvature of the road, there is enough visual evidence that it was Kam Tin Theatre.   Several exterior features of the theatre match those of a building still standing today.  It is the Wellcome (correct spelling) Supermarket on the northeast corner of Kam Tin Road and Tai Hong Wai.

The former Imperial Cinema

The Imperial Cinema in Wanchai which opened to business in 1969 and closed in 2003,had been interally rebuilt as a church.

Silvercord Cinema - Sign-Poster at Entrance

Silvercord Cinema - sign-poster at entrance to plaza.

Source: uwants.com - post #834 by user 4 rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=56#pid204007106

Merryland Theatre - with exterior sign

Merryland Theatre.  Since several retired/demolished theatres had similar corner appearance, the exterior sign in this photo gives positive identification.  The posters on the outside show the theatre was still operating, but it appears it was on its way out.

Source: uwants.com - post #825 by user 4rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=55#pid203928768

South China Theatre - corner

South China Theatre

Source: uwants.com - post #824 by user 4rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=55#pid203928763

Tokyo Theatre

Tokyo Theatre

Source: uwants.com - post #824 by user 4rex - http://www.uwants.com/viewthread.php?tid=14833421&page=55#pid203928763

Golden City Theatre - 1956 Sold for Development

Golden City Theatre - news article on its Sale for redevelopment - September 7, 1956

Five years after its opening, the theatre was sold for redevelopment,  buiding, seats, equipments including I think the kitchen sink.  Briefly some highlights in the article: appraised at about HK $1 million, it was scooped up by a bidder in three minutes for $ 1.31M the only bid;  land area 13,742 sq ft; buyer to acknowlege rights of current tenants to continue to use other areas.

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