葵芳戲院開幕記盛

2013/11/20 at 8:29 am | Posted in 香港戲院/新界 | 18 Comments

KwaiFongTheatre  部分舊戲院經改建,變更用途,有時候外牆不加粉飾,殘留的生鏽鐵架提醒你,它前身是戲院,這個「路標」近年亦消失。

  以往很多戲院伸出街外的廣告架,大概屬僭建物,結業後在無人管理下留在原處,近年對僭建加強執法,這些鏽蝕的鐵架便離開原位。不知誰來付費處理?

  早幾年乘地鐵經過葵芳,見站旁葵芳戲院的廣告架孤零零的攀附壁牆。那是架空的路段,通過月台的透明膠板能看到對街,乘此利便照下相片。近日見原位的鐵架已消失。我在1990年搬入屯門,當時回家必然在葵芳站外乘巴士,多年來走過,卻從沒走近此葵芳戲院察看,那時沒這個心。

  戲院在1985年7月11日啟業,從舊照片所見,戲院有一個大型的霓虹光管招牌伸向街外,那是邵氏的戲院。雖然位處新界區,但開幕當天,邵逸年與方逸華亦有出席開幕酒會。《華僑日報》如此報導:

  「邵爵士稱:該院投資一千三百萬,有五百八十座位,是中型戲院,開幕首映《威龍猛探》招待嘉賓欣賞,正場放映《魔域仙蹤》。
  「邵爵士又稱:今後會繼續多建迷你戲院在各屋邨之內,使居民帶來更佳的娛樂場所云云。」

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  1. 以前在葵芳轉車上梨木樹時,都會路過這家戲院。知道戲院改作甚麼用途嗎?

    David

    • 不太清楚, 按照片所見, 地舖招牌有教會, 另外亦有酒家、聯誼會的霓虹光管招牌.

  2. When I visit HKG, I go to this area often. I think the cinema is now a “church”, not a restaurant. I only visited the cinema once but remember that the celling is quite low for a “medium-sized” cinema. It was under the Shaw circuit when it opened but since the Shaw circuit changed management to Dickson in the late 80s, Kwai Fong didn’t switch to Dickson, instead to Golden Harvest, as well as Shun Lee I think.

    • 謝謝你的分享, 可以了解到其院線變化.

      • 院線 is my subject. Let me know if you want more…

  3. To: 沒有留名字的朋友, 院線是個有意思的課題, 希望你能分享更多. 謝謝!

    • Sorry I forgot to leave my user name (hhpy). I can try to come up with something later but at the moment, I can only write in English as I live in the UK. If you can help me to translate, that would be useful. I have lots of information regarding cinema circuits (院線) in Hong Kong since the 1970s. I would love to share.

      hhpy

  4. 院線,一個有意思的課題。院線的組合,容易翻查。院線如何組合,或為何拆線,局外人就不易知曉了!
    David

    • True. It relates to tactics, politics, commercial interests as well as geography in Hong Kong. First, we need to start with geography for having the Hong Kong side and Kowloon side, usually one “dragon head” cinema each side. They are usually in the areas of Nathan Road or near the Tramways on the Hong Kong side. Then there were “secondary” cinemas in some residential areas. Finally, there were also “dinghies” (please translate), which meant that these less important cinemas could move from one circuit to another when the movies became not as popular later on… or even showing adult movies instead… Let me organise properly and I try to write some better blogs

      • Hello, 原來是hhpy, 我在Cinema Treasures見到你的留言. 謝謝再分享, 文中指的是否「艇仔」戲院?

      • WHP, yes.

  5. hhpy,小弟是CT的Raymond Lo和Suwanti,幸會幸會。

    David

    • Raymond/David/Suwant, you’re a legend! I took me long to dig any information out from the web about hong kong cinemas (I do mean the cinemas, not movies) which has been my interest since I was 10. Thanks to your work, I get my childhood back!

      • 怎樣可以和兄直接聯絡呢?

        David

  6. David
    I left my address with this reply.

    • To hhpy: I sent your email address to David. I think he will contact you.

      • 代郵

        給hhpy的電郵寄出了!

        David

      • yes he did.


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