The 68-year-old State Theatre is a former cinema in North Point, Hong Kong, and the latest historic building undergoing a face-lift. Photo: SCMP Archive
The 68-year-old State Theatre is a former cinema in North Point, Hong Kong, and the latest historic building undergoing a face-lift. Photo: SCMP Archive

Can Hong Kong preserve its historic buildings before it’s too late? From Nan Fung Group’s The Mills to New World Development’s State Theatre, the race is on – but not all projects are tastefully done

  • The 68-year-old State Theatre is a former cinema in North Point and the latest historic Hong Kong building to be revamped by New World Development
  • Other successful recent conversion projects include PMQ, Tai Kwun and The Mills, but some are critical of the repurposing of Central Market, which reopened last year after an 18-year hiatus

The 68-year-old State Theatre is a former cinema in North Point, Hong Kong, and the latest historic building undergoing a face-lift. Photo: SCMP Archive
The 68-year-old State Theatre is a former cinema in North Point, Hong Kong, and the latest historic building undergoing a face-lift. Photo: SCMP Archive
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