New Kowloon Cinema Theatre

95 Kai Yan Road,
Hong Kong

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New Kowloon Cinema Theatre

The New Kowloon Cinema Theatre was situated on the Kowloon Bay Reclamation, the site of the former Kai Tak International Airport.

It was built 1926. According to a news report published by the English language Hong Kong Daily Press on 18th June, 1927: “The area of the property is 4,489 square feet, and the annual Crown rental is $17,15. The upset price was $10,000, and after two advances of $500, Mr. Ng Im Chong became the purchaser for $11,000. Various furnishings and fittings of the Cinema were also sold for about $120.”

It showed selected Chinese dialect and English language films until the outbreak of war on 8th December, 1941.

The theatre was reportedly demolished by the Japanese Army for the expansion of the Kai Tak Airport during the war years.

Contributed by Raymond Lo

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Suwanti on November 4, 2007 at 6:24 am

The building of the New Kowloon Cinema Theatre was completed in 1926.

Suwanti on December 31, 2013 at 1:48 am

Chinese name:新九龍映戲院.

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