New York Theatre

Percival Street,
Hong Kong

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New York Theatre

The New York Theatre was situated in the Wanchai district on the Hong Kong Island. It was at the corner of Percival Road and Hennessy Road. It opened to business on 23rd January, 1955 with “Mad About Men”.

There was a free car park on the ground floor for patrons.The auditorium on the first floor of the theatre building was well designed and the sight line was perfect. The patrons of the dress circle were served by a lift.

In the early-1960’s, the free car parks had been closed and boarded up at an unknown time.

In the early-1970’s, the closed car park was renovated as shops.

At 11pm on 28th August, 1970, a fire broke out at the theatre, and the theatre had to be closed for several days for refurbishment. Another fire broke out at the theatre on 26th April 1971 before the morning show. Fortunately, no one was hurt in both fires.

The theatre showed first-run English language, Japanese language, and Chinese dialect films until its closure on 1st May 1982.

An underground concourse of the Causeway Bay Mass Transit Railway Station was built at the site of the theatre. A commercial building was built on top of the underground concourse.

Contributed by Raymond Lo

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

hhpy on May 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm

There are several images of New York in the 60s and 70s on the Gwulo site:

New York was paired up with Empress in Mongkok in the 80s before it’s closure.

hhpy on May 7, 2010 at 11:40 am

and this is a better/older one:
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Suwanti on August 9, 2011 at 8:40 am

Chinese name:紐約戲院。

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