Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Casualty of War

There are too many horrors going on across Bangkok to mention them all right now. Riots are ensuing, blood is spilling and buildings have been set ablaze. Among those buildings lost to fire is the Siam Theater. It was located basically at the heart of the Red Shirt protest site. This is a huge loss for movie theater enthusiasts and Bangkok film fans. A classic venue that should not have gone out the way that it did. It will be sorely missed.

Siam Theater

Opened December 15th, 1966,
First movie: "Battle of the Bulge" - Directed by Ken Annankin

Closed due to fire May 19th, 2010.
Final movie: "Iron Man 2" - Directed by Jon Favreau

Very, very sad loss

Upper lobby of the Siam, no more

Ticket stub from my last time watching a movie at the Siam Theater, May 16th, 2009


The above photos were taken in 2009


  1. been thinking of you today....

    Havent seen any pic but heard that Scala was among the 2 theater set on fire .... People are all about Central World burning but only rumors about the cinema(s) ... are you sure the Siam is the one ?

    on a sidenote: passed by the The Mongkol Rama Theater and saw it being demolished ;((

  2. I hope that the reports are wrong, Tristan. And I really hope that the Scala is not among the casualties.

  3. Lido and Scala are fine its seems

    pic of Lido

    pic of Siam ;(