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"Discover the State Theatre in All of Us”, reliving the 50s and 60s
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Apr 1, 2021

The 68-year-old State Theatre, located on 277-291 King’s Road in North Point, will once again welcome guests to an immersive event “Discover the State Theatre in All of Us,” to play a part in the history of the Grade I historic building back in the days.

New World Development earlier announced a meticulous conservation project to restore the Grade I historic site, after consolidating ownership of the 68-year-old State Theatre.

Before launching a complete architectural conservation of the theatre in May, Culture for Tomorrow, a non-profit organization under the New World Group, has staged an immersive event for visitors to take part in and explore the exclusive story of one of the city’s iconic theatres.

Adrian Cheng, CEO of New World Development and the founder of Culture for Tomorrow, said he hopes members of the public will experience firsthand the glorious past of the State Theatre through this immersive event.

“With our conservation project, the State Theatre will return once again as a culture and arts landmark with more riveting stories to tell. The theatre’s history may have faded through time, but its story is far from over,” said Cheng.

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Sham Shui Po reservoir gets Grade 1 status
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The Antiquities Advisory Board on Thursday decided to categorise a recently rediscovered underground reservoir in Sham Shui Po as a Grade 1 historic building, advising the government to make every effort to preserve it.

The board said the reservoir’s Romanesque granite arches are “very rare” and have been preserved well over a century.

Board members also agreed that it has high historical value as it witnessed the change of water supply system in Kowloon from a pumping system to gravity distribution.

Experts said the new system increased water supply to Kowloon in the early 1900s, and had a substantial impact on development, for example, by speeding up the introduction of fire hoses.

The reservoir has been called the Bishop Hill reservoir, but experts said they could only find evidence for the structure being called the “Mission Hill reservoir”.

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"Discover the State Theatre in All of Us”, reliving the 50s and 60s
The Standard Excerpt
Apr 1, 2021

The 68-year-old State Theatre, located on 277-291 King’s Road in North Point, will once again welcome guests to an immersive event “Discover the State Theatre in All of Us,” to play a part in the history of the Grade I historic building back in the days.

New World Development earlier announced a meticulous conservation project to restore the Grade I historic site, after consolidating ownership of the 68-year-old State Theatre.

Before launching a complete architectural conservation of the theatre in May, Culture for Tomorrow, a non-profit organization under the New World Group, has staged an immersive event for visitors to take part in and explore the exclusive story of one of the city’s iconic theatres.

Adrian Cheng, CEO of New World Development and the founder of Culture for Tomorrow, said he hopes members of the public will experience firsthand the glorious past of the State Theatre through this immersive event.

“With our conservation project, the State Theatre will return once again as a culture and arts landmark with more riveting stories to tell. The theatre’s history may have faded through time, but its story is far from over,” said Cheng.

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The 1400-seat Empire Theatre opened in 1952 and was later renamed State Theatre in 1959. It hosted top international musicians but a rising middle class in the 1970s prompted other forms of entertainment to rise. The theatre suffered a fire in 1995 and closed for good in 1997, only to reopen 2 years later as a snooker parlour. Since then, it has been featured on the news repeatedly under fears of demolition, only to become a Grade 1 historic building in 2016.

Local property developer New World Development has purchased the site, which includes the theatre, shopping mall, and residential tower, and has pledged to preserve its history.















With dark abandoned corridors and empty shopfronts, the site has attracted explorers and historians who recalled far better days when this shopping mall was the place to be seen.

































Only 1 of the south tower's 2 elevators are operational to access the residential floors above. Strangely, the 4th floor is always selected and the elevator will always stop there on the way up or down. Most residents have already moved out and their units barricaded. I went up to the 9th floor to see the theatre's unique roof arches.





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Citizens relive memories by visiting Central Market
August 23, 2021
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Citizens rushed into the 82-year-old Central Market as it soft opened this afternoon after three years of revitalization work.

A 76-year-old woman who used to buy food in the market said it used to be in very poor condition and that she was very happy to see it reopen with a nicer look.

Another citizen who lives in the New Territories said he used to pass by the market from time to time. He added that he decided to visit today, knowing the historical building has been conserved.

The revitalized Central Market is no longer a traditional market, but a multipurpose building that houses not only restaurants and retailers, but also exhibitions, performances, open spaces and a special area for startups.

The market retains its facade facing Jubilee Street and Queen Victoria Street, as well as 13 old market stalls that once sold poultry, seafood and vegetables.

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Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr

Central Market Regeneration 2021 | 1939 Bauhaus Style, Central District, Hong Kong by Jamie Lloyd, on Flickr
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