Apollo Theatre / 新舞台戲院 [1953-1977] | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Apollo Theatre / 新舞台戲院 [1953-1977]

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

Seating Capacity 1572.  Address: Castle Peak Road, Kowloon.

Apollo Theatre operated during the period February 13, 1953 - April 15, 1977.  The site is currently occupied by a residential building having shops at street level.




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I think the marker for this is wrong. I believe the cinema was sited on the east corner of Castle Peak Road and Tonkin Street. The building that currently stands on the site is the Apollo Building so I am assuming it was named after the building it replaced?

Chinese Wiki also puts this building on the same site (current building name is 宇宙大廈)

Thanks philk, I have moved the marker to its rightful place.  Regards, Peter

Thanks Peter. 

Greetings.  Traffic on Castle Peak Road was light in the 1950s, before land reclamation at Lai Chi Kok bay/beach and further to the west.  This stretch of the road  was filled with factories but also had some places not yet developed.  One day me and two other kids hiked to Lai Chi Kok amusement park.  Three men just off work walked in the same direction and we had a short conversation.  When we reached the beach, the men paid for our boat rental.  Another piece of gratitude from those old days.  Regards, Peter