Starry Gallery is not literarily an attractions. It opened on November 15, 2015 and together with Garden of Stars to temporarily substitute Avenue of Stars. Avenue of Stars is closed for major repair and improvement works from October 8th, 2015 till the end of 2018.
Famous for its films and cinema, Hong Kong has been for decades one of the largest movie industry. Following Holly- and Bollywood, it is also known as the “Hollywood of the East”. Starry Gallery highlights Hong Kong’s movies in general. In case you would like to learn more about Hong Kong’s past motion picture role, movies and actors, you can take a stroll from the MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui station to the Nathan and Salisbury Road.
Five Sections of Starry Gallery
Starry Gallery has five major sections and expands along the 200-metre long pedestrian subway path.
Movie Stills and Quotes
Starry Gallery starts with plenty of iconic movie still, posters and quotes from movies. The movie stills are done by photographer Jupiter Wong whose work is also showcased on the bridge leading to Garden of Stars.
Roughly 20 classic movie posters from different genres including romance, action, kung-fu, crime and comedy are displayed at the Poster zone.
Movie Title Fonts
Taking a closer look and you will notice Hong Kong’s unique style of cinema. There is also some art work called the Classic Movie Font Design. Over 120 movie titles and fonts of Hong Kong classic films are listed here.
History of Avenue of Stars
A Decade Retrospective exhibition highlights the last 10 years of Avenue of Stars.
100-year Legacy of Hong Kong Cinema
The highlight for most of the movie lovers and cinema enthusiasts is probably the “100-year Legacy of Hong Kong Cinema” exhibition. The introduction of top movies of each decade as well as the highlights of Hong Kong’s film development milestones can be found here. Each decade has several photos that visitors can get an impression how Hong Kong has changed over the last century. Kylie Chan (a local artist) created a 56-metre long illustration inspired by 65 classic scenes featuring over 105 movie characters. Can you figure out who are they ?
“Strictly speaking, Starry Gallery is not an attraction but a pedestrian tunnel that you can cross Salisbury Road underground.”
“The location of Starry Gallery was the old TST Sogo department store (closed on Feb 2014). The new TST Sogo is relocated next to Sheraton Hotel, opposite the Peninsula Hotel.”
More Info and Details
From November 15, 2015 till the end of 2018
Selected MTR Stations
How to get to Starry Gallery ?
By Subway: The most convenient way is to take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui (East) and walk towards the East Tsim Sha Tsui Exit J.
Alternatively, you can use the entrance next to the Peninsula Hotel or access via the SOGO Department Store (in the basement levels of the Sheraton Hotel on B1/F).