The 68-year-old State Theatre, Hong Kong’s oldest surviving post-war cinema and a Grade I historic site, is about to undergo a complete architectural conservation. But before that takes place, you can now tour and experience the State Theatre in its former glory, available only this month!
From now until April 30, Culture for Tomorrow, a non-profit organisation under the New World Group, has curated the event “Discover the State Theatre in All of Us” to honor the iconic venue. The special immersive event invites visitors to take on several roles such as the founder of the theatre Harry Oscar Odell, the Legendary Architect, the Diva and more, and learn about the venue’s story and history from their perspective.
Over 100 historic artefacts will be exhibited in the event to give visitors a feel of the older days. See for yourself movie handbills from the 1950s, old tickets of midnight screenings, tickets of balcony and stall seats, as well as staff uniforms, postcards featuring the King’s Road tram station, an aerial photo of the old North Point area, and more.
Submerge in the glory days of the movie industry and admire movie posters from the 1970s, hand-painted by local poster master Yuen Tai Yung. Rare movie posters and excerpts from the late international kung fu superstar Bruce Lee will be also be on display.
To register for the experience, sign up as a member of Culture for Tomorrow on their website here and book your time slot. It’s all free! In light of the pandemic, there will also be a virtual guided tour starting from mid-April. Go to Culture for Tomorrow’ website for more details.
“Discover the State Theatre in All of Us” Immersive Event
April 1 to April 30, 2021
State Theatre Shopping Arcade, 279-291 King’s Road, North Point
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