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Roxy Theatre / 樂聲戲院 [1949-1974]

Date Place completed: 
c.1949-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1974-03-01 (Day is approximate)

Key dates from Raymond Lo via Cinema Treasures:

  • 1949: Roxy Theatre opened.
  • 1974: Last film shown on 1st Feb, then the building was demolished in March. 

The current building is named 'Lok Sing Centre'. I guess the Cantonese 'Lok Sing' is the sound-alike for 'Roxy'.

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1950s Roxy, Causeway Bay

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1958
Places shown in this photo: 

Photo courtesy of Andrew Suddaby

Princess Theatre, Nathan Road [1952-1973]

Date Place completed: 
1952-12-08
Date Place demolished: 
1973-01-01

According to Raymond's notes, the key dates are:

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Ritz Theatre / 麗斯戲院 [1953-1972]

Date Place completed: 
1953-03-20
Date Place demolished: 
1972-06-01

625 Nathan Road.

Thanks to Raymond Lo for the history of this location:

Previously on this site was the cinema variously known as Portland Theatre / Victory Theatre / New East Asia Theatre.

1953: The site was redeveloped, and the new Ritz Theatre opened on 20th March, 1953. It closed on 1st June, 1972.

1970s: The site was redeveloped yet again and the Ritz Building, an office building, was built on this site.

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Majestic Theatre / 大華戲院 [1928-1988]

Date Place completed: 
1928-12-08
Date Place demolished: 
1988-12-01
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Broadway Cinema, corner of Nathan Road & Argyle Street [1949-1966]

Date Place completed: 
1949-07-24
Date Place demolished: 
1966-02-15

According to Cinema Treasures, it was open from 1949 til 1966, but was later demolished.

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Alhambra Theatre [1934-1958]

Date Place completed: 
1934-02-01
Date Place demolished: 
1958-05-01

For those wondering where the theatre used to be.

Dates from Raymond Lo via Cinema Treasures (click through for more information about the cinema).

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