The London Theatre in Yau Ma Tei, once the hub for lovers of cinema in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP

How Hong Kong neighbourhood became a Mecca for film fans, then saw its cinemas close one by one

Yau Ma Tei’s first cinema opened in 1919 and over the next four decades it became the epicentre of film-going in Hong Kong; fans flocked to the Astor, Majestic, London and others for the latest local and international releases

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The London Theatre in Yau Ma Tei, once the hub for lovers of cinema in Hong Kong. Photo: SCMP
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