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Cinema Paradise

— Global


When it comes to a Friday night out at the movies, we’ll be booking our seats in Bangkok, Singapore and Tokyo. Now pass the Peranakan menu and a blanket.

Asia, Business, Cinemas

01 - Scala


Amid the riotous chaos of Siam Square – where hordes of young shoppers converge at bustling outdoor food and fashion stalls surrounded by air-conditioned malls smack-dab in the middle of Bangkok – there sits the palm tree-lined, glass-fronted Scala Theatre, a cinematic paean to tropical Art Deco. Built in 1969 by the popular stage actor Pisit Tansacha, who personally measured the 1,000-seat cinema and designed its chairs so that every movie-goer had a perfect view of the screen, the Scala is an iconic relic in a rapidly changing…


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