榮華:外牆舊跡再談

2013/12/01 at 3:04 pm | Posted in 香港戲院/港島 | 7 Comments

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  說外牆鐵架殘留舊戲院痕跡,想起位於柴灣的榮華戲院,然後寫了一帖文字,再翻查舊紀錄,原來榮華已於2007年寫過了。實在烏龍,也許記性真的差了,前後七年多的網誌,有時也混亂起來。

  回想,前前後後在柴灣區工作了近十年,但從未在區內看電影。當然,下班時已晚,還不急急回家。這張照片是2007年拍的,那段日子,曾短暫回柴灣工作,一般在下午便離開。以往鮮有在日光日白下在區內遊走,此間才發現到建築物外牆上殘留的榮華戲院霓虹光管招牌,招牌其下的廣告畫架已鏽跡斑斑,空空如也。

wing wah 2  站在戲院外牆下方,即使盡量高舉攝影機,亦敵不過前方那枝葉繁盛樹木的遮檔,無法完整的記錄招牌。左右張看,發現對街市政大樓內可取得高角度。果然可以清楚拍攝到招牌,奈何需透過一扇綠色的玻璃,結果照下這張綠色的照片。

  和169期《電影雙周刊》(1985年)的照片對照,一側依然是「大酒樓」的招牌,但另一邊的銀行招牌已拆掉。當年在另一街角處,戲院也照例豎立起霓虹光管招牌,前前後後都亮光閃閃。

  榮華戲院於1982年開幕,加入麗聲院線,首天放映新藝城的《難兄難弟》。而聯合廣告中,英華、寶華和榮華放在同一格,院名亦有相似之處,也許院主均屬盧林先生。

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  1. 大角咀的英京戲院,也是盧林先生的。

    David

    • 英京和英華是跟「英」字. 盧先生亦有投資拍攝電影.

  2. following our circuit topic, I think Wing Wah joined the Royal Circuit (or Golden Princess) and had never switched. This is very unusual as Wing Wah was not owned by the same owner of the circuit.

    • 謝謝分享. 榮華的經營時間不是太長, 十年多一點. 不過, 我對院線不熟悉, 好像線內的一些戲院都是租用, 像麗聲線的油麻地, 似乎是租用的 (這是隨意想到, 沒有查找資料).

      • 還要看戲院位置。據不成文規定,每條院線每個區只能有一家戲院。區怎樣界定,不知道!
        David

        • That’s right David, Golden Princess had a rather uneven distributed cinemas on the Hong Kong side. Wing Wah was in Chai Wan, while the closest one Chai Wan flowed between GH and Shaw circuits. In the Golden Princess circuit, there was no other cinema in North Point and futher east, until Golden Hung Kei opened.

          WHP, I think 12 years in the 80s for a large cinema was a miracle.

  3. Looks like Wing Wah was replaced by the much smaller Smiling Cinema in nearby Shau Kei Wan in 1993. However, Smiling only lasted for 3 years.


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