New Theatre: Improvements for Hong Kong – Excellent Cinematographic Halls
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Hongkong is to have two new theatres. Perhaps three! Two are cinematograph theatres. The foundations of the first are now being laid opposite the Central Market, on the plot of land between Des Voeux Road and the Praya where now stands the Hongkong Cinematograph. This land has been acquired by Messrs. Ramos and Ramos, proprietors of the Victoria Cinematograph, Hongkong, and similar enterprises in Shanghai, Hankow, Tientsin, and elsewhere, and upon it is to be erected a stylish steel and brick theatre. Messrs. Palmer and Turner are the architects. There are detailed descriptions of the exterior and interior style. Accommodation will be provided for some 720 people in first and second class sections and six boxes to each seat six people on the ground floor and in a dress circle for families, which will extend round two-thirds of the building. The metal trellis ensures an abundance of fresh air in the hot season. The cinematograph instrument will be housed above and well away from the audience, but in such a position as to give the best results on the screen. The stage will be 32 feet by 19 feet. When finished in March next the theatre will be the best of its kind in the Far East, and the proprietors intend to put down the present Victoria Cinematograph and erect in its place a building like the one above-described. The Government recently introduced regulations to control cinematographic entertainments, and if this new era of building is a result the proprietors are to be congratulated and the Government commended. There should be an end to ramshackle and dangerous buildings.

Hong Kong CinematographTheatre (View more)
(1st Generation) 83 Des Voeux Road Central, Central (opposite to Central Market, current Hang Seng Bank Head Office); (2nd Generation) Queen's Road East, Central
Victoria Cinematograph (View more)
71 Des Voeux Street, (junction of Des Voeux Road and Pottinger St.), Central