華富閣戲院 fortuna theatre

fortuna-theatre-feb-20172017.2.9 |  華樂徑 wah loh path, pok fu lam

每次乘車經過這路段,總盡力利用可能少過數秒的時間對華富閣戲院行注目禮。因為覺得這建築的外牆的棕色色系很美,同時奇歎戲院丟棄用途的可惜。

終於幾天前親臨建築跟前,觀賞那棕泥黃奶白的條紋外牆。感覺這色系貼近近年的簡約在地的設計風尚,似乎跟戲院的歷史時代不配搭。

嘗試蒐集戲院的歷史卻徒然,很多網上的資料顯示戲院結業後,場地在 2006 至 2008 年曾改裝為「香江大舞台」,主要為團體遊客提供人妖騷的娛樂表演節目。然而華富閣戲院開張於何年,卻苦無資料。唯有從華富邨的發展歸納的線索:戲院並非隨邨入伙同期開業,而是到人口旺盛後開張的,估計在七十年代中後期吧。戲院座位超過一千,有分前後超等等級,有著傳統戲院的規模。

如有朋友知道此戲院的種種,請告知。先謝過。

this venue has left vacant since 2008. the premise was turned from a cinema into hong kong opera house in 2006. business featured shemale artists variety show boomed and doomed in two years.

i tried to research the history of fortuna theatre, a traditional cinema house with a capacity of more than one thousand that served wah fu which at the peak had 50 thousands residents, but online information is limited to its closure and transformation to the opera house. basing on the history of wah fu estate and the theatre opened only after the estate were highly occupied instead of since day one, my guess of the golden time of fortuna theatre was mid or late 70s to late 80s.

the reasons i am drawn to this premise, for one it is an abandoned cinema; the bigger reason is that i really love the colour scheme of this building. i believed these colours are original, which make me wonder more, because they appear to me very recent, earthy tone and the array of colours, seem not very 70s or 80s.

if you know anything about this theater please tell, use the comment space, greatly appreciated.fortuna-theatre-feb-2017-b

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