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  1. Theatres fear crisis as ticket sales fall fast

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the theatre scene, leaving a gap that could hinder the development of performances for the West Kowloon Cultural District. Theatre groups have recorded sharp declines in ticket sales recently. The Repertory Theatre sold only 50 per cent of the tickets for its January performance of Caligula. However, sales for its smaller show, The Lark, were better at 70 per cent. The theatre group's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/668842/theatres-fear-crisis-ticket-sales-fall-fast
  2. After almost half a century, the credits roll for Silver Theatre, last of the red flag cinemas

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong, Tanna Chong

    ... a chapter in the city's movie history. Opened on September 7, 1963, the Silver Theatre in Kwun Tong closed on Thursday after 46 years, during which it showed films about the lives of local ... gathered outside the building, reading the notice and reminiscing about the theatre. 'This cinema brought me many good memories,' said a Mr Chu, who is in his late 50s and has lived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686747/after-almost-half-century-credits-roll-silver-theatre-last-red-flag-cinemas
  3. Persistence pays off as dentist fills cultural void with groundbreaking small theatre

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Drama and turned it into a small theatre, the Penghao Theatre, which seats 80 and is also a coffee shop. More than 150 performances have been staged there so far. You are the first person to get a private licence to run a small theatre. Was the application process difficult? As far as I know they haven't issued a private licence for a small theatre since the founding ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687245/persistence-pays-dentist-fills-cultural-void-groundbreaking-small-theatre
  4. Robotic operating theatre puts HK at cutting edge of medicine

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang A world first in state-of-the-art operating theatres which allows surgery to be performed more precisely and safely was unveiled at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital yesterday. The operating theatre for minimally invasive surgery has been equipped with the latest model of a robotic operating system. The system, which generates high-definition 3D images, has four ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701549/robotic-operating-theatre-puts-hk-cutting-edge-medicine
  5. Cantonese opera theatre to reopen after government subsidises rent

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The government will subsidise about half of the increased rent for North Point's Sunbeam Theatre, which will reopen on March 12 after a new lease is signed today. Chinese Artists' Association vice-chairman Yuen Siu-fai said landlord Law Sau-fai and the theatre's operator would sign a new three-year lease today, with a monthly rent of HK$698,000. He said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670572/cantonese-opera-theatre-reopen-after-government-subsidises-rent
  6. Sunbeam Theatre deal confirmed

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng The Home Affairs Bureau has confirmed that the landlord of the Sunbeam Theatre, a popular venue for Cantonese opera in North Point, has agreed to extend the tenancy for three years. The renewal is expected to allow sufficient time for opera troupes to migrate smoothly to other performance venues such as the Ko Shan Theatre and the West Kowloon Cultural District. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669684/sunbeam-theatre-deal-confirmed
  7. Brush-off for shoeshiners in Theatre Lane revamp

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Daniel Sin and Tanna Chong The developer of the demolished Queen's Theatre says it will not allow shoeshiners to operate within the new premises as it is private property. It also ... the shoeshiners might occupy part of Theatre Lane intended for emergency vehicles and affect evacuation. The Luk Hoi Tung Building which housed Queen's Theatre is being redeveloped into a 27-storey ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/689548/brush-shoeshiners-theatre-lane-revamp
  8. Plan to revamp community hall should Sunbeam Theatre close

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A community hall with upgraded facilities, instead of a purpose-built theatre, would be able to cater for lovers of Cantonese opera in North Point if Sunbeam Theatre closes, ... an additional venue in North Point would not be necessary because new venues would be available in the West Kowloon Cultural District and Yau Ma Tei, and the Ko Shan Theatre in Hung Hom would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666248/plan-revamp-community-hall-should-sunbeam-theatre-close
  9. Cutting-edge Canadian director has chemical bond with local theatre

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen Talk about your cutting-edge theatre. Canadian director Jovanni Sy (pictured) never leaves home without his kitchen ... hoped, though.' That's because he has been busy sharpening the drama in Theatre du Pif's show Antigone, which starts tomorrow at the Cultural Centre's Studio Theatre. Sy has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/688247/cutting-edge-canadian-director-has-chemical-bond-local-theatre
  10. Bid to keep Sunbeam Theatre rejected

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow The government has rejected a call from legislators to preserve the Sunbeam Theatre after the new lease expires in three years. Members of Legco's home affairs panel passed a motion yesterday to call for the government to conserve the North Point theatre, Hong Kong's only privately run venue for Cantonese opera. Some legislators urged the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/669906/bid-keep-sunbeam-theatre-rejected

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