Queen's Theatre (1st generation) / 皇后戲院 [1924-1958] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Queen's Theatre (1st generation) / 皇后戲院 [1924-1958]

Current condition: 
Demolished / No longer exists
Date Place completed: 
Date Place demolished: 

Dates via Raymond Lo on the Cinema Treasures website.

One change in the appearance is the concrete canopy seen in later photos. Vincent writes:

There was no concrete canopy at the theatre entrance in photographs taken in 1945 or before.  Probably the canopy was built in 1947.


Photos that show this place


1st Generation Queen's Theatre through the decades.


Queen's Theatre looking east along Queen's Rd Central. I cannot be sure but I think the film that was screened was 'Idiot's Delight' starring Clark Gable that was released in 1939. Perhaps, Raymond Lo can help out on the exact screening dates.

1939 Queen's Theatre



Queen's Theatre looking west. The film that was screened was 'The Search' released in 1948. Note the Jimmy's Kitchen sign by the side of the China Building.

1948 Queen's Theatre



Queen's Theatre looking west. The film that was screened was 'Invitation' released in 1952.

1952 Queen's Theatre

The showing date of Idiot's Delight was from 14th July, 1939 through 17th July, 1939.

​Queen's Theatre (Central) = 皇后戲院