Vendor stalls in front of the old theater
The old ticket booth, where tickets cost an affordable 30 baht. The Hong Rama is now used to store products for a wedding planning company.
Lobby, with stairs leading to the balcony
I didn't spend too much time in Sukhothai, but just enough to get the feeling that this city has seen better days. A hint of slow decay was in the air, and not just because the city's last movie theater has gone derelict. The locals were marked by a sort of collective torpor, the kind that begins to set in when things take a turn for the worse. Imagine being surrounded by zombies, only instead of trying to eat your brains, they want send you to the historic ruins of ancient Sukhothai, the former Siamese capital. That what Sukhothai was like. It was really annoying. I had no patience to try to dig up some history on the Hong Rama that day. But to be sure, it was once a nice, big movie theater.
Street scape context