The exterior of Fa Siam cinema in Suphan Buri, Thailand, one of the many celebrated in a book by Philip Jablon, Thailand’s Movie Theatres. Photo: Philip Jablon

Picture palaces: Thailand’s movie theatres, from art deco to brutalist, celebrated and mourned

  • Philip Jablon’s poignant photo book Thailand’s Movie Theatres recalls the glory days of cinema-going before shopping centre multiplexes cornered the market
  • He recalls a time when announcers dubbed films into Thai live, and reels were rushed between cinemas for near-simultaneous premieres
Topic |   Asian cinema

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The exterior of Fa Siam cinema in Suphan Buri, Thailand, one of the many celebrated in a book by Philip Jablon, Thailand’s Movie Theatres. Photo: Philip Jablon
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