The Krung Thon Rama was a 1972 addition to Bangkok's silver screen circuit, enlivening the Thonburi area of town on Jaransanitwong Road, Soi 57/2. It was the brain child of Mr. Sa-nguan Saengwerapansiri, who was a bit of a movie theater mogul of the times. Saengwerapansiri founded such other movie palaces as the Prathipat, the Chalermpan and the Siam theaters, which later became the New Orleans, Chicago and Las Vegas respectively after being sold to Apex in the late 1970's early 80's. His Krung Thon Rama was renamed the California following the transaction, operating under that title until its final closure in 2003. It has since been destroyed.
"Nothing much to do in town with the picture show closed"
-Duane Jackson played by Jeff Bridges in The Last Picture Show