Created By: Hong Kong Baptist University
East Town Theatre Building. It is a defunct cinema in Wan Chai, and it was rebuilt as East Town, located at the junction of Lockhart Road and Fenwick Street. It was formerly known as International Funeral Parlour. Since International Funeral Parlour was relocated to Quarry Bay in 1962, the original site was later converted into a cinema and opened in 1964. It cost HK$10 million to build. The theater was decorated with Italian marble and equipped with colorful artistic lighting. It set a 70-millimeter projector and had a total of 1,300 seats, including 454 super seats and 617 rear seats. It was difficult to run that theater after it was haunted. So, it was closed soon.
The most famous ghost story in staff would use a seating chart and a pen to mark the seat to indicate that the seat is ‘Full House.' In the past, the cinema was sold. However, the staff of East Town Theatre often observed that the seats were not full of people at the beginning of the show, but at half-time, the entire theater was fully seated. There was a Hong Kong artist who shared his experience of a ghost story. When the lights of the theater turned on after the show, he found that the front seat originally had only a few audiences. The crowd all disappeared at once. He thought he was dazzled and ignored it. Later, when he went to the toilet, he saw an old woman covering the lower half of her face with a fan in front of the men's toilet. He was curious and asked her why she was sitting there. After she answered, she suddenly took off the fan, revealing a face without a chin. The flesh on the face only reached the upper lip, and there was a row of yellow teeth below it. Then he rushed back to the theater and found that the whole theater was full again, and they all had no chins. In the end, he was so scared that he had to crawl out of the theater.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Supernatural Tour: Hong Kong District VS Japanese Occupation Period