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Down Memory Lane: Movie Theatres of the Olden Days

Down Memory Lane: Movie Theatres of the Olden Days

Date: 2022/9/11 (Sunday)
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre, G/F)
Speaker: Mr. CHENG Po-hung
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries
Remarks: Talk conducted in Cantonese. Free admission. First come, first served.
(Video Recording URL www.hkpl.gov.hk/HkmMovieTheatres would be available for access from 7 October 2022 7:00 p.m.)
Enquiry: Mon to Fri: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, except public holidays
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2921 0388

In the olden days, local movie theatres were known as “opera theatres” where there were mainly Cantonese opera performances. In the 1950s, when a movie was on show in an “opera theatre”, the venue became “movie theatre” on tickets and publicity materials. Showcasing precious old theatre photos, postcards, movie tickets and handbills, this talk will present to participants the evolution of local theatres over the past century. In an atmosphere of nostalgia, the talk will give them a taste of the culture of old movie theatres in the days gone by.