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    sorry if this thread in wrong section.

    I grew up loving to go to the cinemas. thinking of doing a series of old cinemas still around, or those closed but yet to be tear down such as empress cinema in clementi, queenstown cinema etc

    anyone has done this before ? know of a list of such cinemas?or had even the opportunity to still go inside the cinema to take pictures?

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    Default Re: old or soon to be tear down cinemas

    there is one at bedok, queenstown, amk (not sure if torn down already) and oriental chinatown.

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    actually, Empress cinema is the 'new' cinema in clementi. The old one got torn down just to build the Crappy CITYVIBE.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sispecho View Post
    actually, Empress cinema is the 'new' cinema in clementi. The old one got torn down just to build the Crappy CITYVIBE.....
    we are in same hometown in clementi have to agree cityvibe sucks. Was housing the clementi and commonwealth cinema. Empress cinema new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dacteo View Post
    sorry if this thread in wrong section.

    I grew up loving to go to the cinemas. thinking of doing a series of old cinemas still around, or those closed but yet to be tear down such as empress cinema in clementi, queenstown cinema etc

    anyone has done this before ? know of a list of such cinemas?or had even the opportunity to still go inside the cinema to take pictures?
    This is a very good idea. I hope you do the series.

    I remember there was a cinema building around Taman Jurong way back. Don't know whether it is still around.

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    I heard that Shaw cinema is going to be or is being renovated. Perhaps someone can confirm this.

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    there is one at kallang bahru. Old and unused as a cinema.
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    Capitol Theatre, I used to go there for show every Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    there is one at kallang bahru. Old and unused as a cinema.
    I thought for a while still showing old movies?

    aiyoh.. so embarrassed... my area but I seldom go there... except to NTUC or when I go there to buy the nationally acclaimed soon kueh...

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    Some folks already went to Queenstown cinema already, from here

    http://myqueenstown.blogspot.com/201...enstown-1.html

    A preview of what you can see inside.
    また再建しましょう~ ^_^

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    Bukit Merah Central used to have 2 cinemas, both closed down quite some time ago.
    Bukit Timah Shopping used to have one ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    there is one at bedok, queenstown, amk (not sure if torn down already) and oriental chinatown.
    AMK one is still running..haha

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    there are also the old cinemas converted to church.
    Like the Fairfield Methodist Church at Maxwell road
    http://yesterday.sg/buildings-and-mo...and-nancy-sit/
    http://victorkoo.blogspot.com/2009/1...14-answer.html

    and Bethel Assembly of God converted from a cinema in aljunied

    You can read all about it here.
    http://www.fcbc.org.sg/fcbc_mediacenter_011.asp

    Other conversion like the majestic theater now is a boutique hotel.
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    Wow, how do they gain access into the Queenstown cinema?? I would sure love to go into the Clementi's Empress! I remembered when I was small, I went to watch 'The Power Rangers Movie' alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulKami View Post
    Some folks already went to Queenstown cinema already, from here

    http://myqueenstown.blogspot.com/201...enstown-1.html

    A preview of what you can see inside.
    wow... how did they manage to go in? I would wish to have access leh...

    Quote Originally Posted by chiangkxv View Post
    Bukit Merah Central used to have 2 cinemas, both closed down quite some time ago.
    Bukit Timah Shopping used to have one ages ago.
    haha i rembr the bukit timah one as i tried to sneak in for R21 movies but was not allowed as i havent passed my birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    there is one at bedok, queenstown, amk (not sure if torn down already) and oriental chinatown.
    the oriental chinatown i rembr was closed before, then reopen again few years back, then eventually close again. rembr looking always seeing those lobbycards which shows a picture of the movie along the side of the building...

    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    there are also the old cinemas converted to church.
    Like the Fairfield Methodist Church at Maxwell road
    http://yesterday.sg/buildings-and-mo...and-nancy-sit/
    http://victorkoo.blogspot.com/2009/1...14-answer.html

    and Bethel Assembly of God converted from a cinema in aljunied

    You can read all about it here.
    http://www.fcbc.org.sg/fcbc_mediacenter_011.asp

    Other conversion like the majestic theater now is a boutique hotel.
    great article... comparing the old and new. and how some parts of the old cinema is still preserved

    Quote Originally Posted by gundamseed84 View Post
    Wow, how do they gain access into the Queenstown cinema?? I would sure love to go into the Clementi's Empress! I remembered when I was small, I went to watch 'The Power Rangers Movie' alone.
    i love empress! i rembr i used to finish class at 12.50 or 12.55 at my sec school at dover, rush by bus to catch a 1.15 pm movie then go home. during chinese new year when hk movies were in trend, i would book 1 or 2 rows of tics few days in advance and all my sec school friends will go see together...

    sorry sorry becoming like a nostalgic trip for me. there is a charm inside all these theatres which unlike now is all housed inside shopping centres.

    many of these r torn or worn down like empress, trying to think how best to capture these places, and how to compare against old photos which i prob need to dig some old photos or online pictures like one of the earlier articles.

    Anyway, thank you everyone for all the head starts. some of them i also forgot abt it until mentioned.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    and Bethel Assembly of God converted from a cinema in aljunied
    just went there last 2 days ago.... already torn down to make way for new church.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dacteo View Post
    wow... how did they manage to go in? I would wish to have access leh...
    I've no idea actually. Could be a side door, could be a back door.

    They are an interesting bunch and I hope to join them for events if I've the time....

    If I've the time...
    また再建しましょう~ ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulKami View Post
    I've no idea actually. Could be a side door, could be a back door.

    They are an interesting bunch and I hope to join them for events if I've the time....

    If I've the time...
    from the photos.... they managed to went in simply because the doors are open.
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    Default Re: old or soon to be tear down cinemas

    Any update information, please tell us more. I hope got chance to take some picture in those cinemas
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