hi, recently i am trying to place few classic weight machine (drop coins and will retun a card) in different corner of our city. as these machines normally located in cinema before therefore, i really would like to get some old photos for reference of the old cinema which can show this machine, i already try very hard to find but seems it is difficult, dun know your web can help ?
It was a great read as it brought back my memory in the 80s and 90s before I left Hong Kong. However, I had to rush to finish it as I had to returned it to the library before my holiday finishes. There are a few funny things that you noted in the book. For example, talking about Ocean Cinema in TST, you mentioned there’s a row left empty (Row M). It’s for complimentary tickets and they’re the BEST seats in the Stall. My mate and I always tried to get those seats just behind this row (Row L). As L12 and L14 are next to the aisle, they are our first choice. The ticket you showed was L10, just next to L12! So you know the trick too.
Regarding「吸煙區」 in the 80s-90s, some cinemas had an aisle in the middle (Empress or Washington) then it was ok (at least you were an aisle away from the smokers). However, others like Ocean had no central aisle in the stall, it was possible that you sat on a non-smoking seat next to a legal smoker. L1 (smoking) and L2 (non-smoking) were next to each other!
Hi I am a current architectural student working on the UA Shatin Case. Saw you have a impressive archive of cinemas in HK, can you share some photo on the demolished cinema on the site if possible? Thanks a lot!