Po Hing Theatre

Nathan Road,
Hong Kong

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Po Hing Theatre

The Po Hing Theatre was situated in the Yaumati district on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. It was built on the site of the previous Po Hing Theatre. “Po Hing”, meaning “celebrations all over the world”, is the Cantonese prounciation of its Chinese name.

The theatre opened to business in December 1928, and Cantonese operas were always performed before and after World War II. Selected films were shown when there was no programmes of stage performances.

In 1936 and 1937, it also served as a venue for boxing matches.

The theatre reopened at an unknown date after the war.

On 27th July, 1955, it closed its doors and its last programme was a Cantonese vaudeville show.

The Astor Theatre was built on the site of the theatre.

Contributed by Raymond Lo

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Suwanti on November 7, 2006 at 8:41 pm

The Po Hing Theatre had been demolished and the Astor Theatre was built on its site.

Suwanti on August 10, 2007 at 4:55 am

The anniversary celebration of the Republic of China was held at the theatre in 1954.

Suwanti on October 17, 2007 at 4:51 am

During the war years,the theatre was a venue for the performances of Cantonese operas.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on February 19, 2010 at 7:42 am

A vintage photograph of the Po Hing Theatre in 1930:
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Suwanti on December 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

Chinese name:普慶戲院.

CSWalczak on December 19, 2012 at 9:24 am

A close-up view of the theatre’s entrance can be seen here.

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