Is it curtains for city’s iconic cinemas? – Bangkok Post, April 2, 2012
[Thanks to Don for pointing this out.]
…Siam Theatre, Lido and Scala were built in 1967, 1968 and 1970 respectively by Pisit Tansacha, founder of the Apex theatre chain. Siam Theatre, however, was burned down on May 19, 2010, at the height of the red-shirt crisis.
The cinemas are situated in Siam Square, one of the most valuable pieces of real estate in Thailand. The area is owned by Chulalongkorn University.
But according to Dr Permyot Kosolbhand, vice-president of Chulalongkorn’s Property Management Office, there is no plan to demolish the Lido and the Scala…