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  • Sin Wah Theatre : general view

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1970s photograph shows Sin Wah Theatre, located at Lorong Ah Thia, off Upper Bukit Timah Road. Besides the usual screening of commercial movies, the theatre also screened films to raise funds. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • East Coast Road : aerial view [4]

    Streets and Places · Lee, Kip Lin · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1968 photograph shows East Coast Road taken from an overhead bridge. Roxy Cinema can be seen on the right. Currently, the Roxy Century Park Hotel sits on the plot of land that once used to be the cinema. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Cathay Building, 1953 : night view

    Streets and Places
    The top of the Cathay Building was decorated with the words "Long May She Reign" to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953. The building used to house the popular Cathay Cinema, luxury apartments, a restaurant and a hotel. Cathay Building was gazetted as a national...
  • Cathay Building, 1941 : general view

    Streets and Places
    This is a general view of Cathay Building, located at Handy Road, which started operations in 1939. It housed Singapore’s first air-conditioned cinema, apartments, a restaurant and a hotel. It closed in 2000 for re-development. It is now known as 'The Cathay'. Cathay Building was gazetted as a national monument...
  • Cathay Cinema, 1969 : general view

    Streets and Places
    This photograph shows a general view of Cathay building taken from a window. The building, designed by Frank Brewer, was completed in 1939. It became Singapore's first skyscraper and second multi-storey building. The new building was re-opened in 2006 and renamed The Cathay. Cathay Building was gazetted as a national...
  • Alhambra Theatre, 1960s : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This picture shows the Alhambra Theatre located at Beach Road in the 1960s. A car is seen parked outside the theatre, and a trishaw and cyclist are seen riding leisurely along the street. The Alhambra was opened in 1930, and it was the first air-conditioned theatre in Singapore. Photograph donated...
  • Capitol Theatre, 1960s : night view

    Streets and Places
    The Namazie brothers, a Persian family built the Capitol Theatre in 1929 and completed the accompanying four-storey building, Shaw Building in 1933. Designed by the Shanghai-based Keys and Dowdeswell, the building is a landmark in the Civic and Cultural district. Donated by Lye Siew Fong, and displayed at the Heritage...
  • Roxy Theatre, 1960s : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts
    This is a front view of Roxy Theatre, located at the junction of East Coast Road. In its place now is Katong Plaza. Donated by Heng Ngian Phuan and displayed at the Heritage Roadshow 2008. HRS3_650. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • Odeon Cinema, 1954 : exterior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Kouo, Shang-Wei, 1924-1988 · Kouo Shang-Wei Collection 郭尚慰珍藏 {44860}
    This photograph shows the exterior of Odeon Cinema, with movie promotional materials such as posters and billboards at the building's lobby area. Odeon Cinema was built by Cathay Organisation and located at the junction of North Bridge Road and Cashin Street in 1953. It was Cathay's most successful box office...
  • Capitol Theatre, 1950 : exterior

    Streets and Places
    This is a photograph of Capitol Theatre, also known as Capitol Cinema, situated at the junction of North Bridge Road and Stamford Road. It was built in 1929 by the Namazie brothers on the site of a Dutch hotel called Van Wyke. It became a movie theatre in 1946 when...
  • Capitol Cinema arcade entrance : interior [4]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the arcade entrance of the old Capitol Cinema, on North Bridge Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building) in 1992. It screened its...
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  • Capitol Cinema : side view [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a side view of the old Capitol Cinema on Stamford Road, previously known as Capitol Theatre. Completed in 1930, it served as a theatre until 1946, when it became Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building...
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  • Capitol Cinema arcade entrance : interior [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the arcade entrance of the old Capitol Cinema, on North Bridge Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building) in 1992. It screened its...
    Reproduction Available
  • Capitol Cinema lobby : interior

    Streets and Places · Arts · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the lobby of the old Capitol Cinema, on North Bridge Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building) in 1992. It screened its last...
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  • Tanjong Pagar Road, towards Neil Road : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Tanjong Pagar Road, towards Neil Road. It shows a view of a street with shophouses in the right foreground and on the left, and Metropole Cinema in the right background. Tanjong Pagar means "cape of stakes" in Malay, and the road is probably named for the...
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  • Capitol Cinema escape stairs : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the escape stairs of Capitol Cinema on Stamford Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building) in 1992. It screened its last movie on...
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  • Capitol Cinema exit, on Stamford Road : general view

    Streets and Places · Sports and Recreation · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the exit from the old Capitol Cinema on Stamford Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building) in 1992. It screened its last movie...
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  • Capitol Cinema driveway : general view

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the driveway exit from the old Capitol Cinema, on North Bridge Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building) in 1992. It screened its...
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  • Capitol Cinema arcade entrance footway : interior

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the footway at arcade entrance of the old Capitol Cinema, at North Bridge Road and Stamford Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building)...
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  • Hoover Cinema, 1982 : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This is a 1982 photograph depicting the Hoover Cinema on Balestier Road. The cinema, which is built in 1960, is no longer found in the present day street directory. Title devised by Library staff.
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  • Capitol Cinema : side view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows a side view of the old Capitol Cinema on Stamford Road, previously known as Capitol Theatre. Completed in 1930, it served as a theatre until 1946, when it became Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building...
    Reproduction Available
  • Capitol Cinema arcade entrance : interior [3]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the arcade entrance of the old Capitol Cinema, on North Bridge Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building) in 1992. It screened its...
    Reproduction Available
  • Capitol Cinema entrance : general view [1]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows the entrance to the lobby of the old Capitol Cinema, on North Bridge Road. Previously known as Capitol Theatre, dated 1930, it was Shaw Organisation's flagship cinema. In 1984, it was earmarked for urban redevelopment and relaunched as Capitol Building (formerly Shaw Building) in 1992. It...
    Reproduction Available
  • Tanjong Pagar Road, towards Neil Road : general view [2]

    Streets and Places · Lee Kip Lin Collection
    This 1982 photograph shows Tanjong Pagar Road, towards Neil Road. It shows a view of a street with shophouses in the right foreground and on the left, and Metropole Cinema in the right background. Tanjong Pagar means "cape of stakes" in Malay, and the road is probably named for the...
    Reproduction Available