Apollo Theatre

Castle Peak Road,
Sham Shui Po,
Hong Kong

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Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theatre was situated in the Sham Shui Po district on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong.

It opened to business on 13th February, 1953, and showed first run Chinese dialect and selected English language films until its closure on 15th April, 1977.

Since the theatre had a stage, it served as a venue for Cantonese operas from time to time in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

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

Contributed by Raymond Lo

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hhpy on May 12, 2011 at 8:18 am

Apollo was situated less than a 5 mins walk away from the council estate I grew up and I had my first movie experience there when I was 5. Can’t remember which movie but it could be a Walt-Disney product.

Suwanti on May 31, 2011 at 1:30 am

Its Chinese name is 新舞台戲院.

ReelBen on April 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

OMG, I finally found my childhood cinema on Castle Peak Road. I used to see lots of Cantonese movies at the Apollo, including tons of Yum Kim Fei and Connie Chan Bo Chu classics. My uncle also used to take me to the English language 5 pm factory workers' break matinees there too!

hhpy on May 30, 2014 at 4:40 am

The movie I saw should be Million Dollar Duck. I remember that my dad told me there’s a “swimming pool” on the stage. I am not sure if that’s correct.

ReelBen on November 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

I remembered seeing Yam Kim Fai and Bak Sheut Sin’s final epic Canto opera motion picture TRAGEDY OF A POET KING aka LI HOU ZHU in 1968 at the Apollo Theatre on Castle Peak Road and Tokyo Road. It was sold out every day for 3 whole weeks!

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