Friday, January 18, 2013

Some old cinemas in town - 1952

Here are some 1951~52 photos of cinemas in the town area courtesy of Joe Elliot. Also cinema tickets from the same period. I have not been to the last 2. A bit too young. Anyone know where was Chung King?

And here’s one more from Mike Robbins taken in the mid-1960s.


Icemoon said...

Chun See, Chung King was the cinema on Metropole site before latter was built in the 50s.

Zen said...

Icemoon's answer is most probably correct. I remember seeing early cantonese movies in this theatre - those rudimentary type - 'real' kicking of butts, sword piercing through the body version but actually it was grabbed under the victim's arm-pit category (in black & white films). My memory tells me that the cinema was located somewhere between south bridge road and tanjong pagar road.

Tim said...

More great photos ... Thanks Joe.

There were cinemas everywhere in Singapore, of all shapes and sizes.

"Attack on the Iron Coast" was a 1967 release.