Nangloeng Market


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Nangloeng Cinema - August 11, 2005

Almost like being there: Nangloeng Market - Shophouses lining Nakhonsawan Road - The new market - Nangloeng Cinema - Development plans for Nangloeng Market

This is what is exactly what is written (including misspellings) on a placard outside the theater:
Also known as Nang Loeng Cinema, the cinema was a two storeyed wooden building. It had started the first screenin since 1918. The occuring of the cinema was made the animation to people in the area and also the travellers who came to see the movie. at the beginning, the status of the cinema's seats were the long benches wihout fixing numbers, anyone who entered in the cinema could freely selected their own seats, and it had no ticket checkers. At the time it was silent films, the brass band was arranged to play infront of the cinema for stimulating the people, and then moved inside when the movie was starting to screen. Sala Chaloem Thani had been continuously in operation until 1993 when it has to be closed down due to decreasing polarity of Thai films. One of the Bangkok's ancient entertainment places has come to and end ater serving Thai people for 75 years. Today, the place is used as a warehouse with ramshackle condition, waiting to be revived again.

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Above: the ticket window
Below: The theater viewed from the market area


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Almost like being there: Nangloeng Market - Shophouses lining Nakhonsawan Road - The new market - Nangloeng Cinema - Development plans for Nangloeng Market
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