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One of my friends from SZ Stuff asked me if I would like to join him to see the "Chinese Opera". OK, so do you know anything about chinese opera? Next time when you have chance to come to HK, check this out: Sunbeam Theatre - (Chinese: 新光戲院), a landmark theatre in HK showcasing cantonese opera. It is located at 423 King's Road, North Point, near the intersection with Shu Kuk Street.


In the 1950s, many of the Shangainese emigrants moved from Shanghai to Hong Kong and settled in the North Point area. At the time Shanghai was known for its leftist revolutions, and many of the leftist supported businesses relocated to North Point. Aside from the China Products Department stores, the Sunbeam Theatre is one of the landmark theatres to have been started by that same group of emigrants.In 1989, the theatre was divided into two auditoriums, with the smaller one converted from the balcony for showing films, while the larger one converted from the stalls for stage performances.

In 1993, Chung Sun Sing Opera Troupe had a season of 38 consecutive full-house shows at the Sunbeam Theatre, winning the theatre the title of "Hong Kong's Grand Palace for Cantonese Opera".

The Sunbeam Theatre at night.





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