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  1. Last traditional cinema faces wrecking ball

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... cinemas, will close its doors on September 30 as the owner calls in the wreckers. The company, Luk Hoi Tong, plans to redevelop the site into grade-A office space. For commercial reasons, a cinema does not fit in with its plans. The iconic cinema has been in Central in various guises since 1911 and at its present site in Theatre Lane since 1961. It has played an essential part ...

  2. Cinema classics from the vaults

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Annabel Walker

    ... in 1896. His films are just some of the movies from France, Italy and Germany that will be screened by Hong Kong Film Archive over the next few months to illustrate the birth of cinema. 'A lot ... films they showed in a Parisian cafe in 1895 when they unwittingly launched world cinema. 'Imagine how amazing it was to people at that time,' Cheng says. 'The Lumiere brothers ...

  3. When Central cinema was the place to be

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... I was living in Li Yuen Street East and Queen's Theatre was the natural choice for going to the cinema,' he said. Plans to redevelop the site mean the venue in Theatre Lane will be consigned ... was named after the neighbourhood's first cinema, the Hong Kong Theatre. Mr Cheng said the main wing of the theatre stood at the same spot as the present day Queen's Theatre, ...

  4. Civic grit in life and the cinema

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... but always living their lives as fully as possible in an ever-changing world. Newly released documents suggest that British officials pondered returning Hong Kong to China in the 1960s. ...

  5. HK needs Cine-Art, says worried founder

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters Hong Kong needs a cinema like Cine-Art House, its founder and former long-time manager says. The art-house cinema, located on the ground floor of the Sun Hung Kai Centre ... Fung-kwok says he has a personal affection for the niche cinema. Mr Ma was once a general manager of Sil-Metropole Organisation, which operates the cinema. 'Hong Kong can support a cinema ...

  6. Quick-fire loss for fireman Cheung

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa in London kinwa.chan@scmp.com Hong Kong's Cheung Chi-yip knows what it takes to become a world-class judoka but cannot take that risk unless his future is secured. Cheung, 25, a full-time fireman, made his Olympic debut yesterday and the ...

  7. A thousand deaths

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and later communist China heavily criticised her as they felt that she did not portray the Chinese woman in a good light and showed too much leg. The story of Wong's life is a damning ... papers every time she returned home to California. Wong's grandparents had come to America during the gold rush. Her father, Wong Sam-sing, had a first wife and son in China ...

  8. Film critics take us from cringeing to clowning around

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Film critics Ivy Lam and James Marsh are on a mission to bring alternative cinema to Hong Kong's moviegoers. Two months ago, they screened Troll 2- unanimously dubbed the worst film ever made- at the Wan Chai Arts Centre. This time they're back with a jewel of innovative and little-seen cinema. A screening of Klown, with a selection from the best Shorts ...

  9. Thriller focuses on HK wheeler-dealing

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The back-door deals of Hong Kong's rich and powerful get the cinematic treatment in a financial thriller by first-time writer Derek Ting- who researched the script by partying with bankers in Central. Ting also befriended m ...

  10. Public favours art critic as culture chief, poll shows

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... The South China Morning Post has learned that despite Beijing's blessing, Wong's liberal image and advocacy for change are likely to hinder her from getting the job as Hong Kong's ...




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