Daily Archives: February 20, 2013


HISTORY – A Brief Visual History of Yau Ma Tei Theatre

The newly reopened Yau Ma Tei Theatre has a colourful past…

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1980s, via Ming Pao

Built in 1930, it finally closed its doors on 31st July 1998.

The grade II art deco building was the oldest theatre in Hong Kong, and once the largest. It was popular with working class citizens, rickshaw drivers, coolies and low-income families throughout much of the 20th century…

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It initially showed silent movies, whilst English-language Hollywood films and Shanghai movies were shown in the run-up to WWII.