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A lot of people watch trailers, read reviews, and go into a movie with a clear idea of what to expect. Secret Movie will sell you tickets, but you won’t know where the movie is being shown until they complete a series of tasks intended to make the moviegoing experience new again.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the annual Miss Hong Kong Pageant was one of the biggest entertainment events of the year. But with the rise of sensationalist tabloid-style media, changes in Hongkongers’ lifestyles and the status of women, the competition and the idea of beauty queens can seem like old-fashioned.
Mong Kok’s Sino Centre was once a place of pilgrimmage for fans of Cantopop and local movie stars. In its heyday, fans used to queue up for hours to buy laminated photos of their idols. But those days are gone, and Sino Centre is now a repository of collective memories for a generation of Hongkongers.