Queen's Theatre

31 Queen's Road Central,
Hong Kong

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Architects: Ma Tsui Chin

Previous Names: Meiji Theatre

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Queen's Theatre

The original Queen’s Theatre opened in 1924 with 1,200 seats. It was closed on 1st July 1958, and redeveloped in the late-1950’s, and demolished.

A second Queen’s Theatre was was built on the site, which opened in July 1961 with seating for 902 in stalls and circle levels.

After the Queen’s Theatre was divided in around 1995, the main stalls floor of the Queen’s Theatre was closed and converted into retail space. The balcony was still used as a 303-seat cinema, but the spirit of this old Hong Kong palace had been compromised.

It was closed in October 2007 and was demolished in 2008. In March 2010, a new building was being constructed on the site.

Contributed by Ross Melnick, Suwanti

Recent comments (view all 34 comments)

Suwanti on November 17, 2007 at 5:32 pm

Sorry,I don’t have any information.

Suwanti on February 18, 2008 at 4:00 am

The theatre closed on 1st October,2007,and is under demolition.

vic1964 on February 22, 2008 at 5:52 pm

I am very sad to hear about this.

Suwanti on April 19, 2008 at 8:09 am

Air conditioners were probably installed at the theatre at an unknown date before 28th June,1933.
It was the second cinema to have air conditioners in Hong Kong in the 1930s.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 13, 2008 at 2:52 pm

A night-time photograph in October 2007, just prior to closure and demolition:

Suwanti on August 31, 2008 at 4:44 am

The theatre has been demolished and the site remains vacant.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Two vintage photographs of the original Queen’s Theatre;
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Suwanti on March 20, 2011 at 3:00 am

The new commercial building built on the site of the former Queen’s Theatre is completed.

Mike_Blakemore on March 6, 2015 at 7:52 am

Found an Early Picture// Hope I have got the right site..

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