Victoria Theatre [1911-????] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Victoria Theatre [1911-????]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
1911-05-26

These Flickr comments say it was on the junction of Des Voeux Rd & Pottinger Street. I wasn't sure which corner, but looking at the photo the combination of tram power lines and shadows mean it must be on the NW corner.

Opening / completion date from the attached clipping.

There's an entry for this cinema on the Cinema Treasures website.

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There's a mention of this theatre in the Public Works Department report for 1910 under "works commenced":

Cinematographic Theatre (“Victoria”) on PRML 14, Des Voeux Road Central.

And in the 1911 report under "works completed":

Theatre (“Victoria”) on P.R.M.L. 14, Des Voeux Road Central. 

The Cinema Treasures page mention that this place was built on the same site as Victoria Cinematograph (https://gwulo.com/node/36901).  However, if you compare the two markers, they are on different sides of the same street corner. 

Thanks breskvar, I have moved the location marker for Victoria Cinematograph to the same spot as Victoria Theatre.  Sorry for the late response. Victoria Theatre = 域多利戲院,  Regards,  Peter

The new “Victoria Cinematograph Theatre” in Des Voeux Road Central on the Praya Reclamation to M. L. 14 was completed in August and the new Chinese Theatre in Kan U Pong on Inland Lot 1858 in September, both being open for public performances.

 

These theatres are included in the number given above. Steps have been taken towards making existing buildings, which are used as places of public entertainment, comply as far as possible with the requirements of the Ordinance. Those dealt with were the Ko Shing Theatre, the City Hall and the theatre at Mt. Austin Barracks, in all of which the alterations required were practically completed at the and of the year.

 

Source PWD Report 1911 (No 37)