Kam Wah Theatre

Canton Road,
Yau Ma Tei,
Hong Kong

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Kam Wah Theatre

With a seating capacity of 2,080, the Kam Wah Theatre was the largest cinema in Hong Kong in the 1950’s and early-1960’s.

“Kam Wah”, meaning “Golden China”, was the Cantonese pronunciation of its Chinese name.

The theatre was situated in the Yau Ma Tei district on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong. It opened to business on 21st December 1954. It showed first run Cantonese language films from 1954 through 1967, and first run Mandarin language films were shown until its closure on 21st September 1970.

A residential building was built on the site of the theatre.

Contributed by Raymond Lo

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

hhpy on July 14, 2007 at 2:18 pm

I am not sure if Palace at Sun Po Kong was opened in the 60s. Palace was the largest in Hong Kong I have even been to and I think it had around 2900 seats if I am correct.

Suwanti on August 21, 2007 at 7:48 am

I think you mean Paris Theatre in Sun Po Kong.

Paris Theatre was the largest theatre in Hong Kong after it opened on 25th May,1966.

Raymond Lo[Suwanti]

Suwanti on August 22, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Chinese name:金華戲院.

hhpy on August 24, 2012 at 6:13 am

a good photo of Kim Wah http://www.flickr.com/photos/46229397@N03/4865818193/

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